Virginia Perle Artist Virginia Perle maintains her own gallery in Toms River, NJ at 96 E. Water St. Open now for five years, it affords her the space and time to pursue the interests that have been with her since childhood. Conservatory Lake, Central Park Painting mainly in watercolor, she is inspired by her surroundings here at home on the Jersey shore and in her travels in the US and abroad. Educated in Fine Arts at Montclair State College with further studies at Ocean County College, and with many fine watercolorists, she continues working towards a body of work that communicates with people while fulfilling her very own personal viewpoint. Longswamp Creek at Money Island. She has exhibited widely in the Northeast, especially in New York and Pennsylvania, and her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the US and in more than 30 foreign countries.
She exhibited her work in the Rotunda of the House of Representatives Office Building in Washington, DC and at the State House in Trenton, NJ. She is listed in Who's Who in American Art. Her work is represented at several shore galleries, among them the Main St.Gallery in Manasquan, Thistledown Gallery in Spring Lake, Squan Gallery in Manasquan, Wildflowers Gallery in Barnegat Light as well as her own gallery in Toms River Boathouse in Winter.Her paintings cover a wide range of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, cityscenes, still lifes, and portraits. The Jersey Shore area is a big inspiration for her work as well as sites from the many travels she has taken. A series of paintings of classic Barnegat Bay cat-boats: A-Cats, B-Cats and sneakboxes have been very well received not only by local sailors and boat lovers, but also by attendees at her shows.
The fearless crew of "49er" at the 2007 Ensign National Regatta, Barnegat Bay, NJ
Some have been used as magazine and book illustrations and covers, and as labels on wine bottles. Her accurate depiction of boats and nautical scenes comes from long experience and observation. She lives on the water, and sails and races the Pearson Ensign sailboat, "49er", recently participating in the National Championship Regatta.
A past president of the Ocean County Artists Guild, a member of the Toms River Yacht Club, and the Toms River Literary Society, a former member of the Board of the Garden State Philharmonic Society, as well as chairman of many art events, her work is represented in four books: "A Cats, a Century of Tradition", (her painting "A-Cats on Barnegat Bay" is on the cover), "To the Shore Once More", Vols. I and II, and "LBI RhapsodyThe fearless crew of "49er" at the 2007 Ensign National Regatta, Barnegat Bay, NJ Toms River Literary Society Please visit the Gallery of Original Paintings,the Print Gallery, and Store to find more information. click on "Upcoming Exhibitions" and "Events" for the next show. (Please pardon our appearance while these galleries are being set up. They are still "works in progress").