2020 – A Year of Art

It’s with relief that I say farewell to the 2020 year.  I have to admit that I’m REALLY looking forward to the new year.  There were many challenges this past year, several of which are still with us going forward, but there were many positive aspects too.   The creative economy took a big hit, like many other job sectors; however, I had many loyal collectors and art lovers who still bought my art, either directly from me or at galleries that managed to re-open in some capacity.  For this I am very grateful and you have my heartfelt thanks for your ongoing interest in my art and for making this past year end on a much better note than I thought possible.  The hardships my husband and I experienced this past year are minor compared to what so many others are dealing with.  Despite the feeling of worry hanging over us, I’m looking for the positive aspects of the new year to come. 

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and prosperous new year!

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Center for Northern Woodlands Education (New Hampshire)

I am thrilled to share with you the news that small prints of my art are now available for purchase in the online store with Northern Woodlands!  A portion of each sale goes towards the Center for Northern Woodlands Education.  There are five different sets of 4 prints of the following:  Owls, Songbirds, Cardinals, Bears and Wildlife.  Each set features four different artworks all sized to fit a 5″ x 7″ frame.  A perfect gift for the animal, bird and nature lover in your life!

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The Gallery at WREN – Small Works Show

If you’re looking for that perfect gift and want to support your local community and artists, then this is the show for you.  You can find two of my original watercolor paintings looking for a good home!  They aren’t quite small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking but might be just what someone would love to unwrap on Christmas morning.  The artwork is framed in custom made wood frames with a walnut stain and hand rubbed finish, archival matting and conservation glass to ensure the longevity of the art.

Title: “The Constant Gardener IV (Monarch Butterfly)
Title: “Cardinal Comforts” (American Cardinals)
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Home Is Where The Art Is (Shop Local)

 

You can find original watercolor artworks as well as framed and unframed prints of various sizes to choose from.
Unframed print prices range from $10 – $115
Framed print prices range from
$89 – $325

Visit my website (click below for the link) and find something unique for the wildlife, bird and nature lover in your life. 

Gift certificates are available too!!
www.jfournierart.com

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Photo Adventures in the Wild (New Hampshire)

A positive aspect of staying home more means I’m able to spend more time in and around the woods and pond near my house taking photos of the animals and birds that I enjoy creating as paintings in my studio.  I’m frequently surprised and delighted by being in the right place at the right time (chipmunk in the pumpkin) and other moments when I really have to work at it by spending hours in a location to capture a photo (elusive and shy merganser duck).  I now have a lifetime of images from which to draw from in creating my watercolor art but I enjoy being out into the field and observing nature in person and in real time.  It helps me in creating artwork that is more accurate in capturing the setting and unique characteristics of the animal or bird I’m painting.

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