Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Jeanette Fournier at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents The Art of Nature in wild life watercolors by Jeanette Fournier of Bethlehem, Vermont. Fournier's work is inspired by the mountainous areas of northern New Hampshire and Vermont. Her exhibit continues in the Bryan's Middle Room through December 23.

Growing up with family ties in both the White Mountains and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Fournier spent a great deal of time in and around the woods observing and drawing nature. It was during this formative period when she began developing her artistic skills.

She is a self-taught artist and specializes in watercolor paintings of animals and nature, which reflect a distinct and original style not commonly found with this medium. Her meticulous attention to detail is one of the hallmarks of her artwork. While she concentrates on close up, intimate portraits of animals, the background is no less interesting or compelling.

Jeanette's work hangs in private collections throughout New England and beyond, and has been accepted in the "Art of The Animal Kingdom", the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors" and the "North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition". In addition to these three prestigious national art shows in New England, her work has also been juried into a Society of Animal Artists show. She has won a variety of awards over the past several years.

Fournier's one person exhibition in Bryan Memorial Gallery's Middle Room is the 9th and final exhibit in a series of tributes to individual members of the Northern Vermont Artist Association who are also members of Bryan Memorial Gallery.

Bryan Memorial Gallery is at 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT, 802-644-5100. The gallery is open 11 - 4, Thursday - Sunday, and by appointment at other times. A preview of the work in this exhibit is available at www.bryangallery.org. There is no admission charge at Bryan Memorial Gallery.

Images: Comfort Zone, Taking Flight