Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Salem Oak Anniversary

One year ago, the historic Salem Oak toppled over. The 600 year old white oak was where John Fenwick signed a treaty with local Lenni Lenape Indians in 1675. It has, and always will be, a symbol of our county. 🌳

In 2015, I created this painting of the mighty oak and the iconic diner for the Arts in Bloom Studio Tour. That year, the tour’s theme was artwork inspired by or made with the Salem Oak. (Clippings of the Oak were offered to artists to create with) I completed the painting in just one week and it is has been one of my favorite paintings for so many reasons. 🎨

The original painting, prints, and other products I make here in Salem County are available at: https://bit.ly/TheSalemOak

“The Salem Oak” - Acrylics on Gessobord - 6”x 6” © Kimberly English

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