Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"I Spy" Limited Edition

"I Spy"
Eastern Box Turtle
Limited Edition Giclée Print (20)
Signed and Numbered
©Beatrice Bork

As children, Box Turtles were one of those "exotic" animals that we could regularly find during our outdoor adventures in the summer. If you spend a little (hands-off) time with an animal, they reveal their own specific characteristics—which is something that I enjoy exploring in my work.  "I Spy" is a bit of a nostalgic piece to me—reminding me of how they would raise their heads up when spotting some delectable fruit. The original painting was done in watercolor and gouache.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015


"Expectations" © Beatrice Bork
There's a new exhibit coming to Artists' Gallery in March, "Mostly Monochrome"where I plan on showing some old favorites including "Expectations". This is an unusual watercolor/gouache painting for me—as I usually don't create still life work with my animal subjects, but this was an image that kept re-occurring in my mind and after many sketches, I finally painted it. In 2003, I saw an opportunity to enter it in the 12th National Juried show, at the Art Center of Northern NJ in New Milford—and to my delight it won Best in Show. This is a painting that I don't exhibit often, and has a nice spot in my own home.

"Mostly Monochrome"
Gallery Members Group Show
March 5 to April 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 5-8pm
Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ