June 8, 2022

“Natural Influences” at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville

“LATE SUMMER VIREO”: This watercolor painting by Beatrice Bork is featured in “Natural Influences,” her joint exhibit with Claudia Fouse Fountaine, on view June 9 through July 3 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. An opening reception is on Saturday, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Natural Influences” is the perfect title for a show featuring acrylic and watercolor paintings by two artists whose love of the natural world is reflected in everything they paint. While Claudia Fouse Fountaine and Beatrice Bork differ in their methods, they are both inspired by feather and fur, leaf and stone.

“Natural Influences” is on view at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville June 9 through July 3. All are welcome to meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bork is most known for her poetic, yet carefully rendered watercolor paintings of animals and birds. She is a recipient of many prestigious awards over her 30-year career, including Signature status in the Society of Animal Artists, and recipient of the Don Eckelberry Award for bird art. Her work has been selected for exhibits in regional, national, and international institutions and museums.

Fountaine is known for her landscapes of local farm life, as well as gardens, flowers, animals, and still lifes. She is a former docent at the Princeton University Art Museum, and was the head of the Art Goes to School Program at the Pennsbury School District. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and won awards in local exhibitions such as Phillips’ Mill and Ellarslie Museum.

Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street in Lambertville. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit lambertvillearts.com.