BY Karen Anne Baldauski, Maine artist


 "Herring Gull Swooping Over Rugged Coast" (scroll below to see) won the Silver Medal out of 503 entries in the 2019 distinguished New England Watercolor Society's (NEWS) Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH.

This was Karen's very first entry to NEWS and a  $750 prize given to Karen in the Awards ceremony. 

In the following year, Karen's painting was once again juried into the 2020 NEWS National Open Exhibition.  Karen's  "Periwrinklers Racing The Tide" was purchased

for $2400 just as the painting 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 submitted two entries to the

NEWS 2021 New England Regional Juried Exhibition: 

WINTER FOX was accepted! 

Contact NEWS for purchase information.

Regional juried shows, on odd numbered years, are open to any watercolor artist living in New England, either full or part-time, or represented by a New England gallery.

This year's juror was Anni Crouter, AWS, SAA.

Google her name and visit the listing for an exhibition of 25 of her works hosted by the Art Renewal Center which promotes realistic art. Her work is stunning, awesome, and totally inspiring! Most of the work depicts animals and often are life-size.  Incredible work!



Congratulations, Karen!



Karen Anne Baldauski built a two story barn in Manchester Maine to paint in before moving to Lubec in 2007. The builder worked alone with only the occasional help from his Dad & brother.

HERRING GULL SWOOPING OVER RUGGED COAST won the SILVER MEDAL ($750 award), 2019, in a Portsmouth, NH exhibition hosted by the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS). The acrylic painting measures 22x30 before framing.  by Karen Anne Baldauski. There were 503 entrants to this prestigious exhibition. The judge was Antonio Masi, president, American Watercolor Society. NFS

Above: "SOLO", 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2019
"MINKE WHALE", 24"x36" acrylic on stretched canvas. SOLD
Above: FORAGING PERIWINKLES, 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas. NFS

Above: EDGE OF THE SEA, 2019, 24hx36w, acrylic on stretched canvas


"Gull Swooping Along Shore", 36x24, 

"Fisherman & Dory, It'sTime To Go!", 36x24


"Tide Spilling In", 36x24,

The artist Karen Anne Baldauski by the sea on a fine December day.

36x24, Loon: BIRTH

"TIde Filling In", 24x36

"Herring Gull & Fisherman On Wharf", 24x36



"Whale, Grand Manan Distant", 24x36

Dive! Dive! Dive! SOLD
LIFT-OFF, 22x30, acrylic on paper

"Deer in the Woods", 24x36 NFS

"Tide Pool", 22x30

"Loon Periscoping"

"A Light Touchdown",  22x30


"Summer Cliffs, Boy & His Dog Running", 24x36

"Diving Whale", 20x16


"Whale & Crystalline Sea", 16x20


"Three Seals, Ledges & Seaweed",


Above: 2021 NEWS submission to BIENNIAL: WINTER FOX, 22x28 acrylic on paper, framed under glass 28x40
"Breaching Whale, Grey Seas", 16x20, acrylic on stretched canvas. SOLD
"Fishermen, Racing the Tide", 36x24, acrylic
"Great Blue Heron", 12x9, acrylic on canvasboard, framed. SOLD

"Fishing, Apricot Dawn", 12x9, acrylic on canvasboard

36x24, Two Cats, NFS



"Spring Lambs", 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas. SOLD



30x40 acrylic

"Two Whales Surface Feeding", 10x28, mat/frame 28x40


"Seal By Ledges", 48x48, oil on board, 1980s. NFS
"Salmon Pool", 2009, by Karen Anne Baldauski, NFS.  This painting won the Founder's Award given in honor of the founder of the Sumi-e Society of America, Motoi Oi, at the international sumi-e exhibition "Sumi-e For Today"  hosted by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada in 2009. Mr. Oi provided Karen with her first sumi-e instruction during an adult ed class in 1972.  The painting juror for this show was Mr. William Ho, an internationally renowned artist. "Sumi-e" is the Japanese term which translates to mean "painting in black ink". It is one of the most challenging media to be undertaken by a painter. 
while still in college, Karen 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. I am forever grateful for his encouragement while I was a liberal arts student at DePauw University.) Karen developed a professional career in package design and engineering, graphic design, illustration and advertising in New York City and lived in England until 1978 when she decided to move to Maine. She ran her own design business  working solo until retirement when she moved to Downeast Maine to pursue many interests with more inclination to focus only on painting.

"Deerfield", serigraph, 46/50, matted & framed, 

from a series of 7 designs created in a horse stall with no electricity available and no water during her first weeks in Maine, 1978.




"Violets", serigraph, 7/19, matted & framed from a series of 7 designs created in a horse stall with no electricity available and no water during her first weeks in Maine, 1978.



"Clivia", roughly 30x22. SOLD


Karen and Fireside at the lake. 

"Taking A Nap" is one of hundreds of figurative paintings and drawings Karen has created since 1981.  Several are available as greeting cards.  Please visit the gallery to see over 100 designs. NOTE: due to Covid, the ARTWORKSOFMAINE Gallery has been closed and most likely will not reopen.



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!"

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