Karen Anne Baldauski

Felted Wool Wall Hangings

 

 

FOX, 37" x 72", $7800. One of 2 wall hangings juried into the "Expressions" show.
THREE SEALS, 44" x 50", was also juried into the MARIN SOCIETY OF ARTISTS 2019 National Open Fine Arts Exhibition.
FORAGING PERIWINKLES, felted wool wall hanging, 38" x 25". Exquisite in its delicacy of effects and palette. The atmosphere by the sea is evoked using highest caliber techniques Karen has developed through experimentation with wool and silk fibers.

See the wonders of masterful technique! Karen celebrates color and is committed to exploring the possibilities inherent in all forms of self-expression. 

As an artist, Karen Anne Baldauski spans the worlds of fine art and fine craft  and graphic design.

 

EMERGENCY: Due to the dangerous worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic, for the health and safety of our staff and the community, our ARTWORKSOFMAINE gallery and exhibition hall are closed to the public until further notice. Staff and artists are working from home and will respond to your mail and email as soon as they can. 

 

GOOD LUCK.  STAY SAFE. BE WELL. HELP YOUR FRIENDS IN SAFE WAYS. 

We continue to look forward to sharing artworks when emergency closings are no longer necessary.

 

"Two Loons", a work in progress (at the time of this photo) is stretched to dry in the wind.

In the winter, Karen creates smaller felted wool wall hangngs such as this one that was stretched and framed in red painted wood and sold through Archipelago (the Island Institute store & gallery), Rockland, Maine.

"Birches & Cardinals" is a wonderful piece of highly skilled felting technique. Roughly 70" wide, it can hang loosely against a wall and has the advantage of simply being rolled up for easy transport.

Beachcomber with his boat, scampering dog, hailing the fleet of sailboats on a summer day.

Detail, WATERFALL AND POOL, completed 2020 and available for sale when the gallery opens following the "all clear!" notification that the Pandemic has passed. This wall hanging is suspended from a rod and hangs 12 feet. A stunning piece for an elegant cathedral ceiling setting. 

 

 

SPRING

 

 

ENTANGLED, ENDANGERED LOON: 96" X 44" X 1/4".  The loon in this very large felted wool wall hanging depicts the dire circumstance of entanglement in cast off monofilament fishing line. In the sea, whales too can become entangled in floating rope attached to buoys and mooring balls. When their movement is curtailed they are at great risk. Our fishermen and federal regulators are also entangled in constant battle with one another in efforts to reach reasonable guidlines for not only preservation of endangered species but also, preservation of the livelihoods of so many people who depend upon harvest from the sea.   

       ENTANGLED WHALE wall hanging is also 96" x 44" x 1/4" which can be seen in our gallery. Both are available for purchase when the gallery reopens.

 

 

 

 

 

LUNA MOTH

TWO SEALS SWIMMING

SOARING GULLS

RIVER ICE JAM

LAVA FLOW

TWO SEALS, BLUE WATERS

HERRING GULL, TIDE POOL

MOUNTAIN LAKE, DEER, CARDINAL

SEALS, GRANITE COVE

SUMMER NIGHT, SUMMER HOME BY THE SEA

CARDINAL IN BIRCHES

SEALS IN SPARKLY WATERS

DOE, BIRCHES, CROWS

BLACK BEAR IN BLUEBERRY BARRENS

In Karen's FIRST COMPETITION
while still in college, she won first prize for her oil painting "Hope" at the Indiana Intercollegiate Salon of Art, a national competition.  Her professor of painting suggested she enter a piece. The unexpected prize marked the beginning of her life developing a career in the arts. Her creative works span the worlds of painting, drawing, serigraphy, and felting fibers. Her sculpture, a stand alone piece of 21 painted wood loons, is not for sale. The head of the art department advised her following a course in freehand drawing live models: "Drop everything you may have planned and BE AN ARTIST!" (Karen says: A. Reid Winsey has passed on and I am forever grateful for his insight while I was a liberal arts student at DePauw University.)

The Gallery is stocked for 2020: PAINTINGS, SHIBORI & NUNO SCARVES, FELTED WOOL WALLWORKS,  WOVEN RAG RUGS, & GREETING CARDS      Please contact us via email with inquiries.           

scarves Shibori silk scarves may be purchased; please contact the Gallery via email.
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