May 23, 2018

“Joy of Nature” Exhibit At the Artists’ Gallery

“TOTEM WINTER WREN”: This watercolor by Beatrice Bork is featured in “Joy of Nature,” a joint exhibit with artist Carol Sanzalone, running June 7 through July 1 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Fine artists Beatrice Bork and Carol Sanzalone will exhibit paintings expressing their personal visions of the splendor of nature in the featured artists exhibit at the Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, in Lambertville. Their paintings, celebrating the “Joy of Nature,” combine images of Bork’s admiration of animals and Sanzalone’s sense of place through color and texture. They will be on exhibit from June 7 to July 1.

An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. A closing tea and conversation is scheduled for Sunday, July 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.

“My art is a reflection of personal experiences through a lifetime of observation and discovery, resources gifted to me by my time in nature,” says Bork. Her watercolor paintings display sensitivity to detail and composition that are elevated by emotional and personal connectivity with her subjects.

“Being in nature, observing an animal or bird I’ve never seen before, or simply watching a bumblebee hover from flower to flower — each fills my soul uniquely. It is all a never-ending source of inspiration,” says Bork. Over her career as a professional fine artist, she has amassed a list of honors in the genre of animal art. Her work has been displayed in notable exhibitions and museums across the U.S. and abroad — most recently with the Society of Animal Artists in the United Kingdom, and on tour with the Artists for Conservation to Lanwan Art Museum, Lanwan Eco Park in Qingdao, China.

The shapes and patterns of color that happen throughout the day and seasons fascinate Sanzalone and inspire her creativity. “I love the graphic qualities of shadows and highlights and their impact on the images in nature that inspire my work,” she says. “It is so rewarding to capture the changing beauty of nature throughout the day and seasons in my paintings.”

Previous work in oil and silkscreen printing led Sanzalone to her adventure with water media using transparent washes of color to create patterns and texture in both watercolor and acrylic on paper and canvas. Sanzalone has exhibited her work throughout the Northeast in many juried and solo exhibits and it is included in many private and corporate collections.

Artists’ Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

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