Throughout the 1990’s, artist Robert Hummel helped create parade floats in a former Tootsie Roll factory that became the creative center and design studio for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was there that the use of vivid color to inspire children was a requirement. This requirement, working along side Manfred Bass, the former founding designer and director of the parade, and Robert’s love of children's books, became the inspiration for painting, “the light within Princeton”. http://www.PrincetonArtImpressions.com
Capturing the radiance of the glow within, and around, Princeton – at dusk and on into the night – Robert’s painted structures warm the heart and light up the soul. Whether a glimmering lamppost or a fireplace glow expressed in a window, Princeton comes brilliantly alive in his use of acrylics on canvas and board. These luminous scenes, for Robert, serve as magical reminders that we too – as “structures” have a radiant light within. Robert accepts commissions to paint new images, and mural size creations. You may contact him directly at his Hightstown studio at, 609-571-2200 or at PrincetonArtImpressions.com.
Artist Robert Hummel has been creating his bright and colorful paintings since the year 2000 and focuses on Princeton University and iconic images from around the town of Princeton. Popular are images of Nassau Hall, the Nassau Inn, Princeton boat house, Hamilton Jewelers, tudor style facade on the corner of Witherspoon and Nassau Streets. Robert's Princeton Art Impressions http://www.PrincetonArtImpressions.comare collected by residents, alumni, corporate offices and leaders, celebrities and visitors or anyone who has an affinity for the town and University and its iconic images. His paintings can be seen regularly at Chez Alice Gourmet Bakery and Cafe on Palmer Square in Princeton http://CheAliceCafe.com including local gallery exhibits at Princeton University and now on view until November 1st 2013. A large 3 1/2 x 10 foot mural size painting of the eastern end street scape of Nassau Street at night can be seen at the Ivy Inn, in Princeton http://ivyinnprinceton.com. War of the Worlds themed mural at the Grovers Mill Cafe in West Windsor NJ http://www.ArtistRobertHummel.blogspot.com or visit the Cafe at http://www.groversmillcoffee.com, to see it or one of the largest War of the Worlds collections in one place. Robert's creations can often be seen at local charity events and silent auctions throughout the year to help support their causes. Artist Robert Hummel's mural size painting at the Grover Mill Coffee house (scene one) was first created in 2008 for the 70th anniversary of the infamous 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast that frightened the nation on Halloween eve and featured on this site. Contact Robert for special commissions of any size or to purchase paintings and limited edition prints. His art studio/Gallery is located in Hightstown at the Art Station Studios on Monmouth Street, http://ArtStationStudios.com and is open to the public by special appointments or at the annual open house. Original paintings sell out fast to collectors so contact Robert if interested to get updates on completed new works. Commissioned paintings and murals, home and estate portraits are all welcome. Use the contact tab or call directly at 609-571-2200.