• ABOUT ME

    With over 40 years of ongoing art education, I have learned and practiced a multitude of disciplines. My early interest in oil painting led me to graphic art (pen & ink and graphite) working as a freelance portrait artist using pencil on board and oil on canvas - creating several commissioned pieces for clients as far away as Maryland. A shift to wall-scale art became the basis of my business (ARTEFFECTS) and an ensuing career as a decorative painter, specializing in trompe l'oiel (a 2D technique that appears to be 3D) - painting residential as well as commercial interiors. Process painting at the Studio for Experiential Painting in Elmhurst inspired me to become a more intuitive painter. Computer graphic art (digital art) followed and has meshed beautifully with my other artistic skills.

    My portfolio reflects the tapestry of my artistic endeavors and I am very proud of my extensive following of happy and satisfied clients.

  • My work can be seen in my studio by appointment:
    njgelband@gmail.com
    630-405-8710