Miscellaneous Art & Illustration

James Mann Art Farm. Gallery of various subjects… buildings, structures & landscape painting. Click an image below for full view of the original art.

Lansdale Church

Watercolor… Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Main Street Lansdale. Plein air… November 1996.

Dean’s View – UPenn

Watercolor… looking out on Blanche Levy Park… campus of the University of Pennsylvania, from Meyerson Hall.

Lehman’s Pond

Watercolor… Edward Lehman was a great illustrator, my mentor and I apprenticed to him Ed had a wonderfully secluded old farm & his pond just below the studio, was one of the most peaceful spots on earth. This view is from a small feeder stream that flows out of the woods and opens into the… Read more »

Durham Mill – Bucks County

Watercolor… situated in the small village of Durham in Upper Bucks County, the mill, built on the foundation of the old colonial Durham Furnace, drew water for it’s enclosed overshot waterwheel from Cooks Creek, by way of a long millrace. At one time, the building was home to the 2nd oldest post office in the… Read more »

Dillingersville Union School

Watercolor… Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. A log, multi-use, school, church & meeting building was first established in this locale around 1735, through a cooperative union of the Lutheran, Reformed and Mennonite peoples living here at the time. In 1799 they formally created the Dillingersville Union School and Church Association. This one room, fieldstone… Read more »

Sines 5 & 10 Quakertown

Watercolor… Sines… the five & dime… a fixture on Broad Street, Quakertown, Bucks County… established 1912.I’m sure you’ll find something you didn’t know you needed… and breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 10:45 am and lunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm…at the soda fountain… an old-school, sit-down counter… me… I like a good… Read more »

Coca Cola Quakertown

Watercolor… Quakertown Trolley Barn, South Elevation. This “Coca Cola” advertisement has been painted on the rear, south brick wall of the former Quakertown Traction Company (QTC) Trolley Barn and Powerhouse, for as long as I can remember. This trolley maintenance barn and power generating station was constructed in 1897, with some evidence that Lansdale architect, Milton… Read more »

Cafe du Monde – NOLA

Watercolor… the Cafe du Monde opened in 1862 at the intersection of Decatur and St Ann Streets, opposite the East corner off Jackson Square… in the 1813 French Market reconstruction… on the site of the original 1791 Spanish, Butcher’s Hall. The specialty was… and still is… French Arcadian beignets and dark roast, chicory coffee. The… Read more »

Avalon Pier – NJ

Watercolor… The Avalon Pier on the New Jersey Shore, existed from 1929 until 1979. This painting represents the pier’s appearance, circa the late 1960’s. Marian’s Pokerino is located on the lower right, with Charlie’s Abbotts Ice Cream, over to the left. The Avalon Theatre, ticket window at the front center, occupied the majority of the… Read more »

Ocean Deli – Avalon NJ

Watercolor… on the corner of Ocean Drive & 33rd Street, Avalon, New Jersey. It’s been torn down since I painted this and replaced by a truly uninspired, generic residence.