Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throw-back Thursday

"Kingfisher" © Beatrice Bork 1983

One could say this piece was the one that really started it all. This watercolor painting, entitled "Kingfisher," was done in High School and was ultimately selected to be displayed at the NJ State Museum in Trenton through the Teen Arts Program back in 1983. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Scheduling, Summer 2014

Princeton, NJ: May 23 is the last day see "Oasis and Mirage: Disappearing Water" at D&R Greenway's Gallery  I have two pieces, "Clique" and "Summer Plover" on exhibit there with quite a number of other talented artists' works.

Lambertville, NJ:  I'm excited to have the planning phase underway for a show coming up in September at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville. Once again Jennifer Cadoff and I have teamed up for a featured exhibit entitled "Flight/Patterns". This is a great title—kudos to Jennifer for coming up with it! It embodies so much of both our work, the obvious flight covering my interest in birds and her wonderful pen and ink pattern work, but it also covers so much more... the ideas of patterns in nature and flights of fancy.  At this stage we've settled on scheduling, which includes when to get the postcards ready, press release info. and our reception. The show runs from Sept. 4 to October 5th, with our opening on Sept. 6th. More info to come.

Bennington, VT: I'm also getting my Through the Shoals painting ready to be delivered to the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont for the "Art of the Animal Kingdom" national juried exhibit that begins June 14—August 24, 2014.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Sky Dive" the Sketch

"Sky Dive" peregrine pencil sketch © Beatrice Bork

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sky Dive

"Sky Dive" © Beatrice Bork

I came across a sketch for a painting I did a while ago, and thought I would post the painting. It is a peregrine falcon in a dive. These are fascinating, powerful birds of prey that can reach wild speeds in their pursuit of prey—up to 200 mph in a dive. I really enjoyed doing the painting for this particular piece, I once did a tandem sky dive, and the thrill of that is something I'll never forget!

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