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New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts presents David Stier’s new paintings


“Harmonizing Observation and Imagination,” a major exhibition of David Stier’s new work, can be seen April 27-May 26, on Saturdays and Sundays, at the New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts, 2594 River Road, New Hope.

An opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, with no admission charge.

The exhibition features primarily plein air paintings with some studio paintings of subjects in the New Hope area with most frames made by Stier himself. His work has been called introspective and atmospheric.

“We’re very excited to present David’s paintings for our first exhibit this year because they are beautiful representations of commonplace subjects expressed with uncommon depth,” said Eleanor Miller, the foundation’s founder. “He is able to see the ordinary and convey it in a uniquely beautiful way. You can get lost in his paintings.”

Stier said he finds endless subjects to paint locally, much like the earlier artists of the New Hope Colony. He described it as “feeling like I’m on vacation all the time.”

Stier has lived in the New Hope area for 20 years and maintains a studio and frame workshop in Carversville. He trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at The Silverman Gallery in Holicong. He has participated in a National Art’s Club Exhibition and has been an award-winning artist at the Phillips Mill Juried Art Show. His work can be seen at The Silverman Gallery and at

This exhibition is made possible in part by funding from a Bucks County Tourism Grant.

The mission of The New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts is to acquire and reactivate the historic properties surrounding the Phillips Mill Historic District, and to develop the rich cultural traditions of the New Hope Colony as the birthplace of Pennsylvania impressionism. To become a member, go to

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