Jim Gloria

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 7:00 to 9:00PM
Saturdays and Sundays, September 16 to October 8,
1:00 to 5:00 PM

Trained as a scene and costume designer and working in watercolor and acrylics, James started painting in oils at the encouragement of local artist, Bob Doney. Further studies continued with David Cook of Stroudsburg.

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His work primarily features landscapes and still life, preferring to work “en plain aire” as the french say, or directly from the subject. His work includes paintings completed on trips to Venice, New Orleans, and Switzerland, but also includes local subjects, including the town of Delaware Water Gap and its surrounds.

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James methods took a turn towards the traditional. His canvases are prepared using time honored gesso formulas with linen stretched on panel. Later he discovered information on recreating 17th c. hand-refined oils. By using this linseed oil alone or altered with marble dust and silica gel, thickness and opacity are varied to create different surface effects.

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This attention to materials and the flexibility to customize them, while more time consuming than using off the shelf canvas, informs his process and outcomes in a profound way.

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His most recent exhibit “Summer Botanicals” is a series completed in his garden, using heavy impasto to create a dimensional, freely painted surface. By working directly from the subject, he imbues the work with immediacy and depth.


The museum and gallery are open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
The museum is located behind Zen Fusion on rte 611 in the beautiful town of Delaware Water Gap .
For directions and more information call 570-476-4240.




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