BY Karen Anne Baldauski, Maine artist
Below, "Herring Gull Swooping Over Rugged Coast" won the Silver Medal out of 503 entries in the 2019 distinguished New England Watercolor Society's (NEWS) Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH.
Her first entry to NEWS, a $750 prize was awarded to Karen Anne Baldauski.
In the 2020 NEWS National Open Exhibition, Karen's "Periwrinklers Racing The Tide" was purchased
for $2400 just as it was about to be shipped home following the close of the December show at the NEWS Gallery in the Plymouth Center For The Arts, Plymouth, MA.
New works by Karen may be exhibited on this website as they become availalble.
Karen has submitted two entries to the NEWS 2021 Biennial. If one is accepted for the show to be held in Connecticut, it will be for sale. Contact the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) for purchase.
HERRING GULL SWOOPING OVER RUGGED COAST won the SILVER MEDAL ($750 award), 2019, New England Watercolor Society, 22x30, by Karen Anne Baldauski. There were 503 entrants to this prestigious exhibition. The judge was Antonio Masi, president, American Watercolor Society. NFS
WINTER FOX by Karen Anne Baldauski, 22x30 acrylic on acid-free watercolor paper. This painting or EDGE OF THE SEA (see HOME page) may be for sale via the New England Watercolor Society 2021 Biennial to be held in Connecticut. Contact NEWS for purchase if the painting is available when on exhibit. It can only be sold from the exhibition. $4800.
Above: EDGE OF THE SEA, 2019, 24hx36w, acrylic on stretched canvas
"Spring Lambs", 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas. SOLD
Bob is the captain of the boat when Karen goes to sea, or up rivers, and across lakes throughout Maine. Hallmark Cards recruited Karen for her first job to learn to be a package designer and engineer prior to her stretching her wings to develop a professional career in graphic design in New York City, England, and finally setting up her own design business in Maine in 1978. Retired from commercial work which supported her throughout life, Karen has a home and farm in Downeast Maine where her most obsessive work takes the form of painting. She says: I wouldn't be alive without having the chance to do artwork; its just something I love to do as I explore life and improve my skills along the way. Karen is also a Registered Maine Guide.
Bob: "Let's go!"