Located in the northwest corner of New Jersey, near the town of Lafayette, was the Franciscan monastery of Christ House.  We spent many early Sunday mornings there during the early 1970's and loved every minute.  Since then, this beautiful place has changed hands and for the past 30 years has been a treatment facility called Sunrise.  We went back recently and were able to visit the chapel and walk the grounds.  This painting is of the colonnade located behind the chapel.  A light snowfall lay upon the ground.

The piece is painted on watercolor paper mounted on cradled birch plywood.  

- Robert Holewinski

The Colonnade at Christ House

Oil painting on 140 lb watercolor paper mounted on cradled birch plywood

Signed on front

23" h x 17" w x 1" d
9 lbs. 0 oz.



Robert Holewinski
Charlottesville, Virginia

Getting to Know Robert

Robert Holewinski paints realistic places with his own spin, and also throws in some fictional characters like Shrek. He currently lives in Florida and finds inspiration in the work of artists like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne. In his work, and that of others, he enjoys being able to see each brush stroke. Fun fact: he used to work for Disney.