Mrs. Engelsen is an Ocean County native with a deep appreciation of New Jersey's
rich, historical background and its breath-taking coastal scenery. She studied art at the
Samuel Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia and at thc Philadelphia College of Art.
She has also studied at Stockton State College. She paints all medias - watercolor,
acrylic, and oil.
She is particularly noted throughout the state for her historical paintings. Each
projects reflects detailed research into the state's past. Her sources include historical
societies, libraries, and a treasury of rare old photographs. Lengthy personal interviews
with local residents add to her background knowledge.
She has preserved historical New Jersey scenes from northern New Jersey to the
coastal shores, and to the western tip in Trenton.
She was commissioned by McDonald's restaurant to complete a series of historical
paintings in Toms River, Manahawkin, Lakehurst, Burlington, Howell and Ocean
In addition, her historical paintings of Newark, Trenton, Burlington and Perth
Amboy are in the executive and public offices of Public Service Electric and Gas
Company. A particular favorite of Revolutionary War buffs is Mrs. Engelsen's painting
of Cannon Green, Princeton University. This painting hangs in the lobby of the Palmer
Inn, Route 1, Princeton, New Jersey.