ahac peaks valleys theresa smith gjertsen painting

ahac peaks valleys theresa smith gjertsen paintingArtist’s Reception: Saturday, September 23, 6:00-8:00pm

This exhibit will be on display September 6 – September 30 at Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, 54 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – New Jersey native Theresa Smith-Gjertsen grew up in East Brunswick, NJ, in a farmhouse that was originally built by her father’s family in 1890. Now, she resides in Atlantic Highlands. Being surrounded and inspired by nature and visions that veer from the norm her entire life, Theresa pulls textures, patterns and ideas that trigger familiar emotions.

At the end of the day, her work is all about nature and balance, visual feel-goods, happy mistakes, and being connected (with a dash of glamour) to all the things that hold the most importance in her personal life.

Her paintings are completely her own truth. More feeling than thought goes into Theresa’s paintings, with the hope that she will evoke the same in others, and make that raw human connection. Each piece has so many layers produced from multiple mediums, it has been a different painting many times and the finished product is the result of all these layers. Just as we are multi-layered, beautiful works in progress.


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Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday –1:00-7:00

Wednesday – 1:00-7:00

Thursday – 1:00-4:00

Friday – 1:00-7:00

Saturday – 10:00-7:00

Sunday – 11:00-3:00

The AHAC is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to strengthen community through the arts. This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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