• Local Hoboken Artists’ Scenes to Hang in Your Home

    It’s always fun to support local businesses and artists, especially ones that are putting in hard work to create some beautiful Hoboken-inspired artwork scenes. If you love the Mile Square so much that you want a piece of it in your home, there are several talented artists in our area that can make it happen. Check out our roundup of local Hoboken artists creating beautiful Hoboken scenes {and signs}:

    Alex Morales

    Courtesy of Alex Morales

    Alex Morales has an art gallery on at 365 First Street in Hoboken where he displays his beautiful paintings and drawings of Hoboken scenes. His work is so impressive that the City of Hoboken is currently working with him to display his art around town — so keep an eye out {or stop by his shop on 1st!}. See also: our featured image of this post for his beautiful work.

    Britt Ford

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    Courtesy of Britt Ford

    Britt, the artist and cartographer behind Brittford {and a former Hoboken Girl of the Week!}, handcrafts every custom design in her Hoboken studio — and her motto is “custom without the cost.” Besides her fabulous Hoboken map designs, she also covers Manhattan {including the villages} and Brooklyn. And if you live somewhere else, she can customize designs for basically anywhere in the world. Shop her Etsy store here.

    Ricardo Roig

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    Courtesy of Ricardo Roig

    Local artist Ricardo Roig has been featured in the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival, city-sponsored mural projects, art galleries, local shops, street vendor opportunities like the Uptown Farmer’s Market at the Garden Street Mews, annual Studio Tour, Hoboken Historical Museum, and as of recently, the W Hotel. His hand-cut Hoboken prints are truly impressive and make the perfect wall decor for your home {including our Editor-in-Chief’s!}.

    READ: A Visit to Jersey City Art School

    Hoboken Sign Guy

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    Courtesy of Hoboken Sign Guy

    Technically not paintings of scenes perse, but Hoboken Sign Guy started just two years ago when its owner, Scott, had a request from his wife — who wanted a wooden Hoboken sign to hang in their new Hoboken apartment. When her search was unsuccessful, Scott offered to make her one {which she giggled over}, leading him to purchase wood + paint from a local store as well as a custom “Hoboken” stencil  — and the rest is history. Making signs for his wife turned into making them for friends, and eventually selling them at the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival, where they are a big hit.

    This is a one-man shop and all of the signs are made on the rooftop deck of Scott’s apartment. The sign-making process occurs over the course of three days. All of the wood is bought locally, and Scott sands it down to size. After the wood is complete, it is stained, then painted, then stenciling is done, and finally, hanging hooks on the back. Scott makes custom orders on demand year-round.

    John DuVal

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    Courtesy of John DuVal

    John DuVal is an artist from Jersey City whose painting career started after a trip to Florence, Italy where he studied oil painting with a local artist. His inspirations come from his walks around New York City and New Jersey and he loves painting on the spot. He paints scenes of Hoboken, Manhattan, Jersey City, and more. John also teaches watercolor workshops at the Jersey City Art School.

    Stavella Art

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    Courtesy of Gary Stavella

    Gary Stavella was always doodling and coloring as a kid and began drawing and painting seriously after recently leaving Macy’s after 35 years as VP of Visual Merchandising. Gary was born and raised in Jersey and has lived in Hoboken for over 15 years.

    He primarily works with watercolors, charcoal and ink drawings and also does ‘urbansketching’, figure drawing and most recently ink drawings and portraits. Gary believes Hoboken is a gold mind for drawing cool architecture }and cute dogs}. He sells prints, originals, and commissions, watercolors and drawings, and most recently ‘dog portraits’. He has also had requests to do watercolors of homes, and ‘special’ locations around Hoboken.

    See More: A Comprehensive List of Hoboken Boutiques to Shop Locally

    Benjamin Roman

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    Courtesy of Benjamin Roman

    As a watercolorist, Ben says that Hoboken has so much to offer from the people to the restaurants as well as the vista’s that overlooks the New York skyline. As an artist, he has always loved portraits so in 2013 he had a solo art show in Hoboken’s Historical Museum titled A Child’s Innocence. He endeavored to express the heart and character of each child subtly and with gentleness. He feels that watercolor has the ability to convey such an expression. Gradually, he began to incorporate different subject matter from abstract to landscape and the delicateness of water and pigment has only made his journey more rewarding. He has lived most of his life in New Jersey and currently resides with his wife and two children in South Orange New Jersey.

    Tim Daly

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    Courtesty of Tim Daly

    Born + raised in Jersey City, Tim is commonly known for his artwork of the mostly unseen landscape surrounding Jersey City and the Meadowlands, and the urban industrial landscape of the New York/New Jersey Metro area.

    Frank Hanavan

    This NY native can be found out and about painting scenes of the everyday city life. He often says his real subject matter is the quality of light falling on the subject, not the physical subject itself.

    Bill Curran

    Bill lives in Hoboken and creates scenes of the town in his paintings. He is the Museum Associate at the Hoboken Historical Museum. He also teaches privately at his studio and just completed his second term teaching at the Jewish Community Center of Bayonne, New Jersey.

    Do you have a favorite Hoboken artist? Share with us in the comments below and be sure to tag us on Instagram at @HobokenGirlBlog + #HobokenGirl. We’ll be adding to this list! xo

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    Written by:

    Briana, a born and raised Hoboken girl, has a strong passion for the town she knows and loves so much. She’s seen many changes and embraces both the old and new aspects of Hoboken. When she’s not working at Hoboken Girl as an Editorial/Marketing Assistant, she’s most likely in her pjs shopping online, eating her way through the Mile Square with her fellow foodie fiancé, or planning her next cruise or Disney vacation — but even more important is her love for cats (she has 3).


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