DONATE $100

Receive a set of LHT notecards
with our gratitude
for your contribution
to the well-being of the trail!

Art on the Trail, our celebration of artwork inspired by the LHT, continues. We are thrilled to present inspiring contributions from local artists – professional and amateur, across various media, each creator taken with different scenes along our 22 miles of trail. We are still accepting new artwork, so keep creating! We can’t wait to see your work. And be sure to check out previously featured artists in our gallery for inspiration.

Over six months in and our Art on the Trail program continues to be an incredible success. We can’t thank participating artists enough for submitting their LHT-inspired work and we couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to share this incredible work with our community. We have featured 16 local artists and counting – and we cannot wait to introduce you to even more over the course of our project.

In the meantime, we decided to print a limited run of LHT notecards featuring this trail-inspired work. Each set will feature ten blank notecards, and sets will be gifted to individuals donating $100 or more to the trail. We’ll also share with the artists and squirrel some of these gorgeous cards away for LHT correspondence.

DONATE $100

Receive a set of LHT notecards
with our gratitude
for your contribution
to the well-being of the trail!

Congratulations to the ten artists we selected for our cards – it was a tough decision! We love so many of your submissions and had to work hard to strike a nice balance of painting verses photography, scenic vistas verses flora and fauna, even winter verses summer.

Meet these artists all over again:

Manveen Bindra

Manveen Bindra

A piece inspired by a photo on the LHT Instagram — the fall trees reflected in the water and the tall grass make it a beautiful composition. I used Gouache on hot press paper for this work. Courtesy of the artist

From Monroe, Manveen has been creating since she was a child. An art instructor and someone who really leaned into art with the world in lockdown, Manveen loves to experiment with new media. Her current watercolors are often in tribute to New Jersey’s four distinct seasons.

Linda Bradshaw

Linda Bradshaw

Kerr Farm, courtesy of the artist

Splitting her time between Pennington and Vermont, Linda is an artist and arts educator who paints in acrylics, oils, and watercolors – which are her favorite. Linda’s work has been exhibited locally and she tries to do a little painting each and every day.

Meghan Bruce

Meghan Bruce

Mt. Rose Distillery, courtesy of the artist

Princeton resident and athlete, Meghan is wrapping up a physical therapy program at Rutgers. She’s always created, but since 2010 she’s been immersed in painting acrylic landscapes inspired by the vistas she encounters as she trains – which is frequently on the LHT.

Amanda Chesney

Amanda Chesney

Wild Oats and Barley, collagraph monoprints from feathers and foliage along the trail Sections 5 through 16 from March to September 2020. Printed from the collected objects by hand-inking and using an etching press with archival paper, courtesy of the artist

Living in Lawrenceville, Amanda is a scientist by day and an accomplished printmaker in her spare time. Her prints, which include etching, silkscreening, solarplate printing, and other techniques, incorporate feathers, leaves, and flowers – some of which she finds on her walks along the LHT.

Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert

Courtesy of the artist

Pennington resident and Lawrence native, Sarah only recently discovered a passion for photography and a real appreciation for nature after an accident. A social worker and fitness buff, Sarah visits the LHT daily and is able to capture very special vistas and vignettes with just the phone in her pocket.

John Marshall

John Marshall

Courtesy of the artist

John is lucky enough to live right off the LHT and Carson Road Woods. A longtime friend of the trail, he captures beautiful landscapes and detail shots of the natural environment. His photography seeks to reveal the beauty in the everyday while capturing moments – seasons, weather, light – in time.

Helene Mazur

Helene Mazur

“This 11×14” oil painting was created en plein air on the Lawrenceville Hopewell trail by the entrance near ETS. It was a gorgeous day out and the shadows were so pretty…” read more. Courtesy of the artist

Living in Princeton, Helene works in business coaching and strategic planning but finds herself immersed in the joy of art. Fond of various media, Helene gravitates to oil paint for its depth and richness. She often paints outside, inspired by ever-changing light and color.

David Morhaim

David Morhaim

Courtesy of the artist

From Lawrenceville, David works in photography retouching at an advertising agency in New York City. Drawn to both photography and sketching, David has studied, exhibited, and experimented with art for over 40 years. Currently, he is experimenting with collage.

Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson

Courtesy of the artist

Living in Lawrence, Ben is a self-taught photographer and licensed architect who specializes in landscape architecture and mobile photography. He enjoys trail running and going for walks with his family on the LHT where he captures incredible wildlife shots and vivid landscapes.

Mary Waltham

Mary Waltham

Fox Leaping. A characteristic pounce for a small mammal in grass. Acrylic on paper, 18×24”, courtesy of the artist

Princeton resident, Mary straddles two worlds – fine art and science. After a career in science and science publishing, she recently completed a degree in fine arts. Her nature-inspired multimedia works not only celebrate nature but draw attention to the environment and climate crisis.

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