February 15, 2023

Art by Charlie Sahner at Bank of Princeton Gallery

“WINDMILL AT INGHAM SPRING”: This oil on canvas work by Charlie Sahner is featured in his solo exhibition in the gallery at the Bank of Princeton in Lambertville. The show runs through the end of February.

New Hope, Pa., artist Charlie Sahner is in the spotlight this month in the gallery at the Bank of Princeton in Lambertville.

A former local store owner and journalist, New Hope resident Sahner returned to painting last year after a 15-year hiatus. On display in the gallery are more than two dozen recent works in oil covering landscape, still life, portrait, and figure.

“Living in New York City in the’90s, I came across Art Student Showcase, Paul Toner’s gallery just east of Soho, specializing in work from students and teachers at the New York Academy of Art,” said Sahner. “Without formal training, I began painting in that academic, realistic style, then hung around the New York Studio School, with its atelier approach.

“My work today continues to express an ongoing tension between realist and more painterly styles, as it does between light and dark, the audience and the high wire.”

The show is on view through the end of February.

Bank of Princeton is located at 10 Bridge Street in Lambertville. Hours are Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn more about Sahner’s work at charliesahner.com.