River Run To The Sea: An artist's journey through south Jersey

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Join artist David Clemans on an inspiring journey across the stunning landscapes of South Jersey, from Cape May Point to Great Egg Harbor River. This beautiful coffee table book features 104 paintings and a selection of exquisite photographs that inspired them. It s a must for lovers of South Jersey and the Shore.

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Only a man who is in harmony with his environment can find the contentment that many seek but ultimately find so elusive. This is a theme that has provided inspiration for some of the world s greatest novelists, essay writers and philosophers. To hear artist Dave Clemans speak about HIS environment, his beloved South Jersey from the Pine Barrens to the beaches and architecture of Cape May and Cape May Point is to acquire a new appreciation of this natural wonderland. And to view the 100 or so paintings he has created in recent years and enjoy the photographs that have inspired him is to fall deeply in love with this area.... if you haven t already. (And if you have, get ready to swoon all over again!) This is truly a magical place, says Dave. I think that some people sometimes forget that. At this moment, he s talking specifically about Cape May and its surrounding charms, a community on which he has left an indelible mark, an impact which we are celebrating with the publication of this beautiful book. But engage him on the subject of the Great Egg Harbor River, which is also generously featured in this book, and the enthusiasm is just as contagious. I had heard of the river before, but I d never actually experienced it, says Dave. He and his wife Christina bought a log cabin there 12 years ago after falling in love with the area. It s incredible. You would have no idea that you re only 15 minutes from civilization. The water is tea colored, from the iron in the soil and the run-off from the cedar trees. It s amazingly reflective. When I paint scenes from the river, people find it hard to believe those colors exist. That s one of the reasons I decided to include some photographs in this book, so I could show people just how beautiful that river really is. With all of that inspiration, it s no surprise that Dave spends time painting in his rustic paradise. He and artisan Lew Thomas built a beautiful little studio by the side of the cabin. Most of his paintings, though, happen in the gorgeous studio Lew and George Lowry built at Lindenwood, the historic home that Dave and Christina bought in 1985 in Cape May Point. The breathtaking gardens of Lindenwood form one of the four sections of this book and reflect another great passion in Dave s life. The three acres at Lindenwood, which are tended by grounds keeper George Lowry, are among the most beautifully landscaped on the island. Gardening and painting have their similarities, says the artist. The difficult thing is the mental part having the imagination to come up with the idea." Dave found his way to the Jersey Shore by way of an education at the University of Maryland, the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, and marriage to Christina Clemans, with whom he ran an art gallery in Westfield, New Jersey before the couple bought a summer home in Cape May Point in 1978. They continued to run the art gallery while enjoying regular trips to the Shore, before making the tip of the Garden State their permanent home in 1983. Two years later, they bought and meticulously restored the John F. Craig House, on Cape May s magnificent Columbia Avenue. In 1993, Dave indulged his other love food when he opened Cucina Rosa, which has become a popular restaurant on the Washington Street Mall. Discovering the visual uniqueness of southern New Jersey, from Cape May, the city, sea and bay up to that great wilderness of the Pine Barrens with its small rivers and unusual flora and fauna, have greatly inspired me and provided limitless vistas for the brush and canvas, says Dave. All of that inspiration, all of that love, has been distilled into this book.

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