People’s Choice Award Best Artist, 3 years in a row

 

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Carol Decker, (right) noted FrankfordTownship artist and naturalist donates a limited edition, signed & numbered print titled, “New Beginning” White-tailed deer, to the 29th Annual Sussex County Golf Classic which will be held on June 22nd at Newton Country Club.  Accepting the print are Ray Cordts, Golf Classic Chairman and Maggie Decker assistant branch manager of Lakeland Bank’s Branchville office. Each year, Carol Decker donates one of her prints to the Golf Classic which is sponsored by Lakeland Bank.  The print will be part of an auction that will take place at the golf outing.  Since 1982, the Sussex County Golf Classic has raised and donated over $600,000 to non-profit organizations serving SussexCounty residents.

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“For Generous Philanthropy and Support of Non-Profits”

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“Bridges To The Natural World”
Artwork © 1992 Carol Decker

Visit the New Jersey Audubon Society at:
http://www.njaudubon.org (click on education)

For information about “Bridges To The Natural World”, illustrated by Carol Decker, an environmental teaching guide (in its fourth printing!) for teachers, naturalists and everyone!

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Visit Northwest New Jersey Skylands visitor guide website for feature article.

http://www.njskylands.com

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Noteable Awards Over The Years

Salmagundi Art Club:

“First Place”

Wings & Waterfowl Festival, Wetlands Institute:

“Best of Show”

“First Place”

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association:

Six “Finalists”

One “Second Place”

National Wild Turkey Federation:

“Second Place”

“Honorable Mention”

East Stroudsburg University:

“Honorable Mention”

Art & Carvers Show:

“First Place”

Federal Duck Stamp Competition :

“Finalist”

New Jersey State Fair:

Four “Peoples Choice” awards

Stamp Designs:

“New Jersey Woodcock Stamp” design

“Maryland Black Bear Stamp” design

New Jersey Herald Newspaper Northern NJ Reader’s Choice Awards:

Best Artist 2006 – 2007 – 2008

Best Gallery 2009

Woman of Distinction Award for World of the Arts and World of the Outdoors by the Girl Scouts of America

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Pet Portraits



“Chickie”

“I’m keeping this on my computer; I don’t want to delete it. I cannot tell you how wonderful the painting is!!!!!! It brought tears to my eyes. I took the painting all over the hospital to show everyone. Everyone thought it was fabulous. They felt my dog Chickie would just walk right out of the frame. So lifelike, I’m looking at it now. I can’t thank you enough; I hope to meet you one day, perhaps at a showing of your work.” Joanie

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“Tigger”

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“Winslow”

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“Bumble Bee”

“Emma”

“Wyatt”

“Otis”

“Casey”

“Otis”

“Ivy”

The painting is absolutely fantastic. It is truly a great tribute to our girl and she will live on through your wonderful painting. C.L.


“Libby”

I  have to tell you that Jackie was immensely pleased with the painting of Libby.  It is certainly treasured.  Your work is wonderful.  I am very jealous of your talents.  Thank you for creating a family treasure.  J.F.

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  This painting, by Carol Decker of ” Suzzie”, an American Cocker Spanial, was commissioned and presented in loving memory of their best friend and pet to Suzzie’s lifelong Veterinarian , Dr Sherri Talbot-Valerio  by Jim and Louise Battista and to the Branchville Country Veterinary Clinic. www.branchvillecountryvet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maggie

A sweet old girl that recently crossed the rainbow bridge and is sadly  missed by her lady

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madeline-springer072-smallMaddie

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zoey-bloodhound401-copy-smallTebow

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casey-222-smallCasey

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annie-bruckner398-smallAnnie

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TESTIMONIALS AND ACCOLADES



“You’re universally appealing art brings nature to us all with stunning realism.”

“In these hectic times, it makes me feel so peaceful and calm”, one collector notes.

“A gifted storyteller, and an artist who portrays a happening in nature in breathtaking detail, it’s like “being there”.

“I  am simply astonished beyond words at your magnificent creations… too taken aback to believe…a step into the world of the Creator of the divine.  Your work is  absolutely majestic and captivating…it is full and infinite; intimate and colorful… the ability to transmute the glory of nature and wildlife inhabitants through your eyes and your mind’s eye through your brush, paint, and canvas…the viewer experiences a  total immersion into your vision of the magical, natural world. It is as if the physical world disappears…it matters not what time  of day it is, which season, or anything else; the viewer is captivated by the magical experience of floating into the picture; of being on ‘the other side’.  I  apologize if I sound overly obsequious, but it is with genuine awe I express myself and the effect of your art on myself,” a recent admirer notes.

 

“Your attention to detail is remarkable!”

 

“The painting has taken on a vibration from your brush and we find it most stirring.  We realize something very beautiful has happened to us both…..”

 

“What a nice surprise receiving this beautiful painting from my son.  Words can’t express how much I enjoy looking at it.”

 

“I have wanted to meet you for years.  I remember all those wildlife covers you did for NEW JERSEY OUTDOORS magazine and I kept most of them”

 

“Your generosity is exceeded only by your amazing talent!”