ARCHIVED: Watercolor Exhibit by Ellen Hopkins Fountain
Ellen Hopkins Fountain
Saturday, October 13 through Saturday, December15
Reception: Sunday, October 14, 2 – 4 p.m.
The Gallery at the Esther Raushenbush Library
Sarah Lawrence College
An exhibit of watercolors by Ellen Hopkins Fountain, of Ardsley, will be exhibited in the Esther Raushenbush Library Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College from Saturday, October 13, through Saturday, December 15. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 2 – 4 p.m. “Double Vision,” a series of 25 watercolor paintings of landscapes, both representational and abstract, is open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, please call 914-395-2470.
Fountain has painted landscapes for more than a decade and her images are often very familiar. She says that what makes her work so distinctive is “the use of color as an abstract element, pitting one color against another, (it) gives a unique view of the familiar. I am more interested in expressing the mood and spirit of a landscape than representing a particular place.”
Fountain is a Carnegie-Mellon University graduate with a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. She worked as a scenic artist in film, theater, and television for 17 years while she continued her studies in painting. She is currently a full-time painter. Her works have been shown nationally, and can be found in corporate as well as private collections in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.