/* * jQuery Nivo Slider v2.5 * http://nivo.dev7studios.com * * Copyright 2011, Gilbert Pellegrom * Free to use and abuse under the MIT license. * http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php * * March 2010 */ (function($) { var NivoSlider = function(element, options){ //Defaults are below var settings = $.extend({}, $.fn.nivoSlider.defaults, options); //Useful variables. Play carefully. var vars = { currentSlide: 0, currentImage: '', totalSlides: 0, randAnim: '', running: false, paused: false, stop: false }; //Get this slider var slider = $(element); slider.data('nivo:vars', vars); slider.css('position','relative'); slider.addClass('nivoSlider'); //Find our slider children var kids = slider.children(); kids.each(function() { var child = $(this); var link = ''; if(!child.is('img')){ if(child.is('a')){ child.addClass('nivo-imageLink'); link = child; } child = child.find('img:first'); } //Get img width & height var childWidth = child.width(); if(childWidth == 0) childWidth = child.attr('width'); var childHeight = child.height(); if(childHeight == 0) childHeight = child.attr('height'); //Resize the slider if(childWidth > slider.width()){ slider.width(childWidth); } if(childHeight > slider.height()){ slider.height(childHeight); } if(link != ''){ link.css('display','none'); } child.css('display','none'); vars.totalSlides++; }); //Set startSlide if(settings.startSlide > 0){ if(settings.startSlide >= vars.totalSlides) settings.startSlide = vars.totalSlides - 1; vars.currentSlide = settings.startSlide; } //Get initial image if($(kids[vars.currentSlide]).is('img')){ vars.currentImage = $(kids[vars.currentSlide]); } else { vars.currentImage = $(kids[vars.currentSlide]).find('img:first'); } //Show initial link if($(kids[vars.currentSlide]).is('a')){ $(kids[vars.currentSlide]).css('display','block'); } //Set first background slider.css('background','url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat'); //Create caption slider.append( $('

').css({ display:'none', opacity:settings.captionOpacity }) ); // Process caption function var processCaption = function(settings){ var nivoCaption = $('.nivo-caption', slider); if(vars.currentImage.attr('title') != ''){ var title = vars.currentImage.attr('title'); // if(title.substr(0,1) == '#') title = $(title).html(); if(nivoCaption.css('display') == 'block'){ nivoCaption.find('p').fadeOut(settings.animSpeed, function(){ $(this).html(title); $(this).fadeIn(settings.animSpeed); }); } else { nivoCaption.find('p').html(title); } nivoCaption.fadeIn(settings.animSpeed); } else { nivoCaption.fadeOut(settings.animSpeed); } } //Process initial caption processCaption(settings); //In the words of Super Mario "let's a go!" var timer = 0; if(!settings.manualAdvance && kids.length > 1){ timer = setInterval(function(){ nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, false); }, settings.pauseTime); } //Add Direction nav if(settings.directionNav){ slider.append('
'+ settings.prevText +''+ settings.nextText +'
'); //Hide Direction nav if(settings.directionNavHide){ $('.nivo-directionNav', slider).hide(); slider.hover(function(){ $('.nivo-directionNav', slider).show(); }, function(){ $('.nivo-directionNav', slider).hide(); }); } $('a.nivo-prevNav', slider).live('click', function(){ if(vars.running) return false; clearInterval(timer); timer = ''; vars.currentSlide -= 2; nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, 'prev'); }); $('a.nivo-nextNav', slider).live('click', function(){ if(vars.running) return false; clearInterval(timer); timer = ''; nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, 'next'); }); } //Add Control nav if(settings.controlNav){ var nivoControl = $('
'); slider.append(nivoControl); for(var i = 0; i < kids.length; i++){ if(settings.controlNavThumbs){ var child = kids.eq(i); if(!child.is('img')){ child = child.find('img:first'); } if (settings.controlNavThumbsFromRel) { nivoControl.append(''); } else { nivoControl.append(''); } } else { nivoControl.append(''+ (i + 1) +''); } } //Set initial active link $('.nivo-controlNav a:eq('+ vars.currentSlide +')', slider).addClass('active'); $('.nivo-controlNav a', slider).live('click', function(){ if(vars.running) return false; if($(this).hasClass('active')) return false; clearInterval(timer); timer = ''; slider.css('background','url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat'); vars.currentSlide = $(this).attr('rel') - 1; nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, 'control'); }); } //Keyboard Navigation if(settings.keyboardNav){ $(window).keypress(function(event){ //Left if(event.keyCode == '37'){ if(vars.running) return false; clearInterval(timer); timer = ''; vars.currentSlide-=2; nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, 'prev'); } //Right if(event.keyCode == '39'){ if(vars.running) return false; clearInterval(timer); timer = ''; nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, 'next'); } }); } //For pauseOnHover setting if(settings.pauseOnHover){ slider.hover(function(){ vars.paused = true; clearInterval(timer); timer = ''; }, function(){ vars.paused = false; //Restart the timer if(timer == '' && !settings.manualAdvance){ timer = setInterval(function(){ nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, false); }, settings.pauseTime); } }); } //Event when Animation finishes slider.bind('nivo:animFinished', function(){ vars.running = false; //Hide child links $(kids).each(function(){ if($(this).is('a')){ $(this).css('display','none'); } }); //Show current link if($(kids[vars.currentSlide]).is('a')){ $(kids[vars.currentSlide]).css('display','block'); } //Restart the timer if(timer == '' && !vars.paused && !settings.manualAdvance){ timer = setInterval(function(){ nivoRun(slider, kids, settings, false); }, settings.pauseTime); } //Trigger the afterChange callback settings.afterChange.call(this); }); // Add slices for slice animations var createSlices = function(slider, settings, vars){ for(var i = 0; i < settings.slices; i++){ var sliceWidth = Math.round(slider.width()/settings.slices); if(i == settings.slices-1){ slider.append( $('
').css({ left:(sliceWidth*i)+'px', width:(slider.width()-(sliceWidth*i))+'px', height:'0px', opacity:'0', background: 'url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat -'+ ((sliceWidth + (i * sliceWidth)) - sliceWidth) +'px 0%' }) ); } else { slider.append( $('
').css({ left:(sliceWidth*i)+'px', width:sliceWidth+'px', height:'0px', opacity:'0', background: 'url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat -'+ ((sliceWidth + (i * sliceWidth)) - sliceWidth) +'px 0%' }) ); } } } // Add boxes for box animations var createBoxes = function(slider, settings, vars){ var boxWidth = Math.round(slider.width()/settings.boxCols); var boxHeight = Math.round(slider.height()/settings.boxRows); for(var rows = 0; rows < settings.boxRows; rows++){ for(var cols = 0; cols < settings.boxCols; cols++){ if(cols == settings.boxCols-1){ slider.append( $('
').css({ opacity:0, left:(boxWidth*cols)+'px', top:(boxHeight*rows)+'px', width:(slider.width()-(boxWidth*cols))+'px', height:boxHeight+'px', background: 'url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat -'+ ((boxWidth + (cols * boxWidth)) - boxWidth) +'px -'+ ((boxHeight + (rows * boxHeight)) - boxHeight) +'px' }) ); } else { slider.append( $('
').css({ opacity:0, left:(boxWidth*cols)+'px', top:(boxHeight*rows)+'px', width:boxWidth+'px', height:boxHeight+'px', background: 'url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat -'+ ((boxWidth + (cols * boxWidth)) - boxWidth) +'px -'+ ((boxHeight + (rows * boxHeight)) - boxHeight) +'px' }) ); } } } } // Private run method var nivoRun = function(slider, kids, settings, nudge){ //Get our vars var vars = slider.data('nivo:vars'); //Trigger the lastSlide callback if(vars && (vars.currentSlide == vars.totalSlides - 1)){ settings.lastSlide.call(this); } // Stop if((!vars || vars.stop) && !nudge) return false; //Trigger the beforeChange callback settings.beforeChange.call(this); //Set current background before change if(!nudge){ slider.css('background','url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat'); } else { if(nudge == 'prev'){ slider.css('background','url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat'); } if(nudge == 'next'){ slider.css('background','url("'+ vars.currentImage.attr('src') +'") no-repeat'); } } vars.currentSlide++; //Trigger the slideshowEnd callback if(vars.currentSlide == vars.totalSlides){ vars.currentSlide = 0; settings.slideshowEnd.call(this); } if(vars.currentSlide < 0) vars.currentSlide = (vars.totalSlides - 1); //Set vars.currentImage if($(kids[vars.currentSlide]).is('img')){ vars.currentImage = $(kids[vars.currentSlide]); } else { vars.currentImage = $(kids[vars.currentSlide]).find('img:first'); } //Set active links if(settings.controlNav){ $('.nivo-controlNav a', slider).removeClass('active'); $('.nivo-controlNav a:eq('+ vars.currentSlide +')', slider).addClass('active'); } //Process caption processCaption(settings); // Remove any slices from last transition $('.nivo-slice', slider).remove(); // Remove any boxes from last transition $('.nivo-box', slider).remove(); if(settings.effect == 'random'){ var anims = new Array('sliceDownRight','sliceDownLeft','sliceUpRight','sliceUpLeft','sliceUpDown','sliceUpDownLeft','fold','fade','boxRandom','boxRain','boxRainReverse'); vars.randAnim = anims[Math.floor(Math.random()*(anims.length + 1))]; if(vars.randAnim == undefined) vars.randAnim = 'fade'; } //Run random effect from specified set (eg: effect:'fold,fade') if(settings.effect.indexOf(',') != -1){ var anims = settings.effect.split(','); vars.randAnim = anims[Math.floor(Math.random()*(anims.length))]; if(vars.randAnim == undefined) vars.randAnim = 'fade'; } //Run effects vars.running = true; if(settings.effect == 'sliceDown' || settings.effect == 'sliceDownRight' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceDownRight' || settings.effect == 'sliceDownLeft' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceDownLeft'){ createSlices(slider, settings, vars); var timeBuff = 0; var i = 0; var slices = $('.nivo-slice', slider); if(settings.effect == 'sliceDownLeft' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceDownLeft') slices = $('.nivo-slice', slider)._reverse(); slices.each(function(){ var slice = $(this); slice.css({ 'top': '0px' }); if(i == settings.slices-1){ setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ height:'100%', opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed, '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } else { setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ height:'100%', opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } timeBuff += 50; i++; }); } else if(settings.effect == 'sliceUp' || settings.effect == 'sliceUpRight' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceUpRight' || settings.effect == 'sliceUpLeft' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceUpLeft'){ createSlices(slider, settings, vars); var timeBuff = 0; var i = 0; var slices = $('.nivo-slice', slider); if(settings.effect == 'sliceUpLeft' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceUpLeft') slices = $('.nivo-slice', slider)._reverse(); slices.each(function(){ var slice = $(this); slice.css({ 'bottom': '0px' }); if(i == settings.slices-1){ setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ height:'100%', opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed, '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } else { setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ height:'100%', opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } timeBuff += 50; i++; }); } else if(settings.effect == 'sliceUpDown' || settings.effect == 'sliceUpDownRight' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceUpDown' || settings.effect == 'sliceUpDownLeft' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceUpDownLeft'){ createSlices(slider, settings, vars); var timeBuff = 0; var i = 0; var v = 0; var slices = $('.nivo-slice', slider); if(settings.effect == 'sliceUpDownLeft' || vars.randAnim == 'sliceUpDownLeft') slices = $('.nivo-slice', slider)._reverse(); slices.each(function(){ var slice = $(this); if(i == 0){ slice.css('top','0px'); i++; } else { slice.css('bottom','0px'); i = 0; } if(v == settings.slices-1){ setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ height:'100%', opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed, '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } else { setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ height:'100%', opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } timeBuff += 50; v++; }); } else if(settings.effect == 'fold' || vars.randAnim == 'fold'){ createSlices(slider, settings, vars); var timeBuff = 0; var i = 0; $('.nivo-slice', slider).each(function(){ var slice = $(this); var origWidth = slice.width(); slice.css({ top:'0px', height:'100%', width:'0px' }); if(i == settings.slices-1){ setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ width:origWidth, opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed, '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } else { setTimeout(function(){ slice.animate({ width:origWidth, opacity:'1.0' }, settings.animSpeed); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } timeBuff += 50; i++; }); } else if(settings.effect == 'fade' || vars.randAnim == 'fade'){ createSlices(slider, settings, vars); var firstSlice = $('.nivo-slice:first', slider); firstSlice.css({ 'height': '100%', 'width': slider.width() + 'px' }); firstSlice.animate({ opacity:'1.0' }, (settings.animSpeed*2), '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); } else if(settings.effect == 'slideInRight' || vars.randAnim == 'slideInRight'){ createSlices(slider, settings, vars); var firstSlice = $('.nivo-slice:first', slider); firstSlice.css({ 'height': '100%', 'width': '0px', 'opacity': '1' }); firstSlice.animate({ width: slider.width() + 'px' }, (settings.animSpeed*2), '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); } else if(settings.effect == 'slideInLeft' || vars.randAnim == 'slideInLeft'){ createSlices(slider, settings, vars); var firstSlice = $('.nivo-slice:first', slider); firstSlice.css({ 'height': '100%', 'width': '0px', 'opacity': '1', 'left': '', 'right': '0px' }); firstSlice.animate({ width: slider.width() + 'px' }, (settings.animSpeed*2), '', function(){ // Reset positioning firstSlice.css({ 'left': '0px', 'right': '' }); slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); } else if(settings.effect == 'boxRandom' || vars.randAnim == 'boxRandom'){ createBoxes(slider, settings, vars); var totalBoxes = settings.boxCols * settings.boxRows; var i = 0; var timeBuff = 0; var boxes = shuffle($('.nivo-box', slider)); boxes.each(function(){ var box = $(this); if(i == totalBoxes-1){ setTimeout(function(){ box.animate({ opacity:'1' }, settings.animSpeed, '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } else { setTimeout(function(){ box.animate({ opacity:'1' }, settings.animSpeed); }, (100 + timeBuff)); } timeBuff += 20; i++; }); } else if(settings.effect == 'boxRain' || vars.randAnim == 'boxRain' || settings.effect == 'boxRainReverse' || vars.randAnim == 'boxRainReverse'){ createBoxes(slider, settings, vars); var totalBoxes = settings.boxCols * settings.boxRows; var i = 0; var timeBuff = 0; // Split boxes into 2D array var rowIndex = 0; var colIndex = 0; var box2Darr = new Array(); box2Darr[rowIndex] = new Array(); var boxes = $('.nivo-box', slider); if(settings.effect == 'boxRainReverse' || vars.randAnim == 'boxRainReverse'){ boxes = $('.nivo-box', slider)._reverse(); } boxes.each(function(){ box2Darr[rowIndex][colIndex] = $(this); colIndex++; if(colIndex == settings.boxCols){ rowIndex++; colIndex = 0; box2Darr[rowIndex] = new Array(); } }); // Run animation for(var cols = 0; cols < (settings.boxCols * 2); cols++){ var prevCol = cols; for(var rows = 0; rows < settings.boxRows; rows++){ if(prevCol >= 0 && prevCol < settings.boxCols){ /* Due to some weird JS bug with loop vars being used in setTimeout, this is wrapped with an anonymous function call */ (function(row, col, time, i, totalBoxes) { var box = $(box2Darr[row][col]); if(i == totalBoxes-1){ setTimeout(function(){ box.animate({ opacity:'1' }, settings.animSpeed/1.3, '', function(){ slider.trigger('nivo:animFinished'); }); }, (100 + time)); } else { setTimeout(function(){ box.animate({ opacity:'1' }, settings.animSpeed/1.3); }, (100 + time)); } })(rows, prevCol, timeBuff, i, totalBoxes); i++; } prevCol--; } timeBuff += 100; } } } // Shuffle an array var shuffle = function(arr){ for(var j, x, i = arr.length; i; j = parseInt(Math.random() * i), x = arr[--i], arr[i] = arr[j], arr[j] = x); return arr; } // For debugging var trace = function(msg){ if (this.console && typeof console.log != "undefined") console.log(msg); } // Start / Stop this.stop = function(){ if(!$(element).data('nivo:vars').stop){ $(element).data('nivo:vars').stop = true; trace('Stop Slider'); } } this.start = function(){ if($(element).data('nivo:vars').stop){ $(element).data('nivo:vars').stop = false; trace('Start Slider'); } } //Trigger the afterLoad callback settings.afterLoad.call(this); return this; }; $.fn.nivoSlider = function(options) { return this.each(function(key, value){ var element = $(this); // Return early if this element already has a plugin instance if (element.data('nivoslider')) return element.data('nivoslider'); // Pass options to plugin constructor var nivoslider = new NivoSlider(this, options); // Store plugin object in this element's data element.data('nivoslider', nivoslider); }); }; //Default settings $.fn.nivoSlider.defaults = { effect: 'random', slices: 15, boxCols: 8, boxRows: 4, animSpeed: 500, pauseTime: 30000, startSlide: 0, directionNav: true, directionNavHide: true, controlNav: true, controlNavThumbs: false, controlNavThumbsFromRel: false, controlNavThumbsSearch: '.jpg', controlNavThumbsReplace: '_thumb.jpg', keyboardNav: true, pauseOnHover: true, manualAdvance: false, captionOpacity: 0.8, prevText: 'Prev', nextText: 'Next', beforeChange: function(){}, afterChange: function(){}, slideshowEnd: function(){}, lastSlide: function(){}, afterLoad: function(){} }; $.fn._reverse = [].reverse; })(jQuery);

J. Scott Nicol

In his senior year of high school, J. Scott Nicol took a beginning art class and found his passion.  For the next four years he read every book he could find on art, visited every museum and art gallery in the area, talked to as many artist and teachers he could find and graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Fine Art Photography and Painting.

The summer after graduating from college Scott worked with a team of artists to renovate St. Peters Church in New Brunswick NJ. Each day was spent climbing high scaffolds and painting clouds, filigree, cherubs and angels. The many hours painting these and other iconic images gave Scott the confidence to be a prolific painter.

When the church was finished Scott got an opportunity to work at AT&T’s graphic department in Bedminster NJ. He began in the photography department but quickly became a graphic designer. For the next 28 years, Scott was a successful graphic artist and entrepreneur in video, multi-image, business graphics and textile art. At age 50, he found his passion again and returned to fine art painting.

Throughout his career whether in commercial or fine art, J. Scott Nicol has always told a story with his work. What better way to “tell a story” than with books. Scott’s latest series utilizes book spines on a shelf to portray his vision. Photorealistic in style each oil painting captures the three dimensionality of the book with normal wear, tears and the occasional scotch tape. With careful use of color and composition the art pops off the canvas.

Each of his paintings in the series is thematic. Much like a bookstore or library organizes its books into categories; Scott creates his book paintings into themes based on Popular Culture organized by years such as “1969,” Art History as seen in “Pop Art” and “Art Deco,” Biography themes like “Tormented Genius” and Travel themes organized by “New York, New York.”

In addition to all the work involved in researching and developing each component of the painting, Scott makes up and creates each book separately. With over one hundred books created so far the iconic images run the gamut of subjects including Frank Sinatra, Joe Namath, Woodstock, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Shakespeare, Vermeer, Warhol, The Cubs, Babe Ruth, The Phillies, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and many more.

If you don’t live near one of the galleries listed, you can click here to view paintings available for purchase.