Friday, March 28, 2014


"Through the Shoals" watercolor © Beatrice Bork

I just received some great news! My painting "Through the Shoals"of Caribbean/American Flamingos has been juried into Art of the Animal Kingdom XIX exhibit, June through August, at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont.

Details to come.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Box turtle… dessert first.

I've been working on some smaller paintings, that I've not put on my website yet. The parameters for placing images on the website gallery are the same for an 18 x 20" as for a 3" x 3"— which means, the experience of viewing one painting to the next are very different. So, for now, I'm placing some of them on my blog (or framed in a gallery) until I find a good way of presenting them on my website.

I've just finished a box turtle with blackberries. This is actually two small paintings that I plan on "floating" in a frame together. Both images as a unit will be 3.125 x 3.5"

"Dessert First" watercolor © Beatrice Bork

Friday, March 14, 2014

Save the date, April 11

"Clique" watercolor painting of Razorbills © Beatrice Bork

I was pleased to have two paintings ("Clique" and "Summer Plover") accepted in the juried exhibit "D&R Greenway’s Oasis and Mirage: Disappearing Water show".  D&R has a great way of presenting exhibits with an environmental message, I'm excited to see the diversity in artists interpretations of the theme.

Exhibition dates: March 31 – May 23
Reception: Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30pm

D&R Greenway Land Trust
Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540 
(on Rosedale Road, across from Johnson Park School)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March 2014

"Jumbie Bird" © Beatrice Bork

If you haven't been to Artists' Gallery in the Lambertville, NJ, and are in the area, please stop in. There's always an artist there to assist and answer questions, as it is an artist-run gallery. Each month we change the exhibits with different features, so there's always something new to see!

This month the watercolor paintings I have on display are: Wood Thrush on the Rocks, Jumbie Bird, Feathered, Golden Eagle, RUN!, Barnside, and Romeo.  I also have a selection of limited editions prints available.

Jumbie Bird, is a painting inspired during one of my visits to Trinidad. The ferruginous pygmy owl is a small bird with a call that's easy to detect. We heard him and called him over (by mimicking) where I was then able to get some research photos and see him moving about in the trees. My goal for this painting was to emphasize its mystery, and wanted a "folk-lure/story-book" feel to the piece.