This season, Alfa Art gallery opens to showcase watercolor and mixed media works in “After the Charm: In the Name of Autumn”. Alfa’s New Brunswick Art Salon (NBAS) once again will open to feature watercolor artists both native to New Jersey and beyond. The selected artists create a diverse grouping of professionals the group of artists featured in this year’s show presents evocative and innovative uses of watercolor and mixed media to express their vision. Each artist featured, draws on varied inspirations to present their unique viewpoints of the world that surrounds them.

Working out of New Jersey, Orna Greenberg is an artist with a multitude of inspirations. Ranging from medieval court fabrics, fruit and vegetables, to infrastructure her paintings convey many subjects. The mundane and ordinary objects are her main inspiration, through which she interprets and communicates their stories. Her large-scale atmospheric paintings radiate rich textures forgetting the mundane nature that they begin with. She paints directly without sketching so that her artwork retains an exuberance of the brush that she paints with. Her varied mark making techniques and mix or watercolor and gouache create rich and decadent scenes.