Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Donnelly Wolf recently selected an oil painting by Dr. James Gwynne, professor of visual arts at County College of Morris (CCM), to become part of the artwork on display at the governor’s mansion.
The painting, Sunset with Telephone Pole, which is part of the permanent collection of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, depicts a scene in West Milford where Gwynne used to live. The First Lady, the wife of Governor Tom Wolf, is also an oil painter.
“It is a particular honor to have one of my paintings selected by the First Lady, who also is an artist,” said Gwynne, who now resides in East Stroudsburg, PA.
The governor’s mansion is located in Harrisburg, PA, and is used for official functions and meetings, as the governor and his family live in their private residence.
An award-winning artist, Gwynne has widely exhibited his work in more than 300 shows and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections, including the New Jersey State Museum. Included among his awards are a Painting Award and Best in Show Award from the Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Exhibition.
Gwynne joined the CCM faculty in 1972. He also has taught at The College of Wooster, OH, and Centenary College. He earned his B.A. from The College of Wooster, his M.A. from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. from New York University.
To view his work, go to http://www.saatchiart.com/all?query=Gwynne