Gary David Fournier

Gary’s artistic journey began in High School where he excelled in oils, water color and the potter’s wheel. College art was interrupted by Vietnam and 4 years of Naval service, including 2 years of duty in Vietnam. After Vietnam, he married, started a family, went to college and began a very demanding 40+year career in the environmental engineering industry working for several global engineering companies. He was quite successful in Program Management and Water Utility Management. Gary attended Empire State College, SUNY at Plattsburgh and received an A.S. and B.S. Degree in Environmental Science and Water Pollution Control Technology respectively. While In college, he also studied art history, drawing and watercolor. In 2013 he retired from the engineering field and quickly
realized how much he missed the creative process and since then has immersed himself in the world of fine art.

He was an experienced Project Director with substantial experience in Utility Management, project andprogram management, environmental infrastructure consulting, and engineering. He has served on several national technical committees, written and presented nationally and locally, technical papers & presentations related to environmental engineering and municipal utility management. Gary currently serves as President and Treasurer of Artsbridgeonline, Lambertville/Stockton, NJ.

EDUCATION
B.S., Water Pollution Control Technology, SUNY Empire State College, Plattsburgh, New York
A.S., Environmental science, SUNY Empire State College, Plattsburgh, New York
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Foundations of Leadership, Executive Management Program
Water Leadership Institute, Water Environment Federation (Graduate and post graduate mentor).
Painting-Personal Approach, Arts Council of Princeton, Karen Titus Smith, instructor


ART AFFILIATIONS
Artsbridge, Lambertville, NJ-President/Treasurer
Arts Council of Princeton, NJ
West Windsor Arts Council, NJ
Cranbury Arts Council, Cranbury, NJ
Hopewell Valley Arts Council, Pennington, NJ
Garden State Water Color Society
New Jersey Arts