By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 27, 2024 at 12:16 PM

Four art works by James Hartel will appear in two different New York City-based art galleries this spring.

The Brooklyn Gallery will show his work through Monday, April 15 and the New York Art Expo Pier 36, also showing Hartel's creations, runs Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7. 

Brooklyn Gallery is a digital gallery based in Brooklyn, New York. The latest juried show, "Monochrome Explored," limits the artist to a single palette color. Two of Hartel's watercolor paintings are in this show. Check them out at or @sitebrooklyn on Instagram.

Hartel is also showing two works from his Inner Child series at the New York Art Expo Pier 36 in New York City. Started in 1978, this is the oldest original art fair in the world.

"I’m thrilled to be back and showing my work in NYC,” says Hartel. “Presenting alongside some of the world’s finest artists in NYC brings back fond memories of my travels across the world painting, and specifically to when I exhibited my own work at the Hansen Gallery in SoHo in 1976. The feeling is simply indescribable.” 

Hartel has spent his 50-year career living and painting in London, Vienna, New York City and Milwaukee, where he currently paints and lives. His career also includes artwork for private clients and collectors, hotels, luxury apartment and development sites as well as a long list of famed Milwaukee restaurants, bars and social spaces.

"If we've learned anything from the pandemic era in the art world it is that showing your work and increasing exposure is ever evolving and morphing; trying to find its place in the world and the marketplace," says Hartel. 

"I, as a participant in this crazy world, am just working hard to earn my place in it and I trust the jurors and gallery owners as they include my work."

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.