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Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch to Feature Art by Bud Sylvester during October

September 20, 2023

TOMS RIVER – See the many sides of Ocean County’s terrain, skies and landmarks through the art of longtime shore resident Errol “Bud” Sylvester, on display October 2 through 25 at the Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch.

Sylvester’s paintings cover a broad expanse of representational subjects, including landscapes, beachscapes, snow scenes, lighthouses, and shore bird life.

“Working with oil paints, brush and knife allows me to completely cover my canvas with common undertones and colors that are important to my final results,” Sylvester said. “I like to use a specific color undertone…to help create an overall warm feeling or mood.”

Born and raised in Trenton, Sylvester received his art training as a college student. He painted in spare time while designing and building exhibits for the New Jersey State Museum, directing advertising for the Trenton Times, and entering the corporate world.

Relocating to Ocean County after retirement, Bud rekindled his passion for painting. He has found inspiration in the scenery of the shore, the changing of seasons, and sights that highlight his travels.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Branch operating hours. No registration is required. For more information, stop by the Berkeley Branch, 30 Station Road, Bayville, visit, or call (732) 269-2144.

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