Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • May 13, 2009 ented artist lets light be the guiding force. Throughout his career, Holst has garnered a number of prestigious awards including the Salmagundi Club Award. Most recently his “Old Stone Bridge” entry won a first place award for oil painting at the Juried Show held at the Arts Center of Northern NJ, and he received another First Place Award for Oil Painting at the Tinicum Arts Festival Artist Carl L. Holst in his studio Association’s Juried Show. An accomplished artist of diverse talents, Holst has painted since high school. He continued to minor in art at college and later perfected his technique under John P. Osborne at the Ridgewood Art Institute. Holst has painted throughout the United States and Europe. On the Board of Directors of The Ridgewood Art Institute since 1989, Holst is a member of the American Artists Professional League located in New York City. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including that of U.S. Senator Chuck Shumer. He also exhibits at galleries in New York and New Jersey. Whether your interests run to still lifes of everyday subjects, tranquil scenes, breathtaking vistas or nostalgic landmarks, it is likely the “painter of poetry” has captured your favorite image on one of his canvases. Visit his website at for a virtual tour of his works or call 201-306-1819 for further information. F O CUS on Midland Park Businesses Carl L. Holst: ‘Painter of Poetry’ Building contractor Mark Braunius offers personalized service ward-winning painter Carl L. Holst is known as the “painter of Apoetry” for his ability to capture on canvas the mood and light his subjects evoke. Whether painting a still life, landscape or portrait, this tal- Mark Braunius explaining the “whys” of each procedure. Mark can help in the design of your building project and will offer suggestions and different options. 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