Wild in Detailfeaturing: Beatrice Bork and Michael Schweigart
This show runs from April 7, 2016 until May 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 5-8:30 pm
Homage to Earth Day: Friday, April 22, 6-8:30 pm
Explore the expressive and detailed paintings by renowned artists, Beatrice Bork and Michael Schweigart, in this wonderful featured exhibit celebrating nature "Wild in Detail" at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ this April.
Beatrice and Michael have built their professional (collectively over 50 year) careers with their thoughtful interpretations of the passions that inspire them. While both artists are similar in their contemplative and highly personal approach, they do, however, focus on different subjects that nature offers.
Beatrice enjoys immersing herself in the thought and planning that is required with watercolor, but also relishes in its poetic qualities. "My curiosity is satiated through careful portrayal, which in turn reflects the love and respect I have for my subjects. The malleable qualities of this medium, allow me to focus on elements that are important to the painting." As a professional artist, she has amassed numerous honors including recognition by the prestigious Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation with signature status as well as the Eckelberry Award, specifically for bird art. Her paintings have been exhibited in various international exhibits and publications throughout the US and Canada, and are collected throughout the world. To learn more about Beatrice, go to www.beatricebork.artspan.com.
Michael continues to be inspired by the natural landscape and has broadened his scope with paintings of urban street scenes as well as the human figure. "I'm always interested in new subject matter to expand my visual horizons. No matter what I choose to paint it's all about creating believable paintings. The underlying abstract shapes that are the foundation for my work are accentual to the naturalistic qualities many have come to identify with my work." He has been exhibiting his paintings for 3 decades in galleries and museums throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City. His paintings have won numerous awards and are included in many public and private collections. To learn more about Michael, visit www.michaelschweigart.com.
It's fitting to have Beatrice and Michael exhibit during April, the month that celebrates Earth Day!