Dan Campanelli has been a nationally recognized artist for over forty years. Prints of his watercolor paintings have been available to the public for almost thirty years, published by the New York Graphic Society, Frames Plus, Inc., and others and available in galleries, frame shops, and online. In 1986, his first published print won recognition as the top-selling print for nearly five years. His original paintings – of historic dwellings, gristmills, barns, and other local landmarks – are well represented in public, corporate, and private collections through the United States.
The subjects that Dan depicts in his paintings are not unlike the restored stone home in the Delaware Valley that he shares with his wife, Marty. Local mills, important landmarks from the Revolutionary War, and venerable old stone buildings often find their way into his watercolors. The Campanellis’ own historic home, built in 1765 and on the National Register, has been painted many times by Dan. The stone home, restored by Dan and Marty, was featured in the June 2008 issue of Early American Life.
The Campanellis are champions of our area’s local history. Many of Dan’s paintings have been turned into limited edition prints and sold as fundraisers for specific historic sites. To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Hunterdon County in 2014, a limited edition poster was created featuring Dan’s watercolors of Hunterdon landmarks. The Campanellis have also authored and coauthored several books on local history and co-curated an exhibit at Princeton’s Morven Museum in 2014.