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Paintings, Drawings & Serigraphs

Selected artworks by Karen Anne Baldauski, a lifelong artist and a year round resident in Maine since 1978, are shown here.

For inquiries regarding purchase of any artwork, please contact us via email: artworks@artworksofmaine.com

New works are in progress and will occasionally make a debut in the Lubec gallery. Selected works can be seen in the bricks and mortar gallery during the summer season with irregular hours as usual, watch for the OPEN flag, or please contact us for an appointment:

(207) 733-2468. (See note at the very bottom of this page.)

"Gull Landing In Cove, Wings Up", 24x36

"Minke Whale, Passamaquoddy Bay" 24x36. This is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas, one of Karen's finest whale paintings purchased by a Campobello Island collector in 2017.

"Gull Swooping Along Shore", 36x24

"Fisherman & Dory, Tide Coming In, Time To Go!", 36x24

 

"Tide Spilling In", 36x24

"Seabird Cruising Shore"

"TIde Filling In", 24x36

"Herring Gull & Fisherman On Wharf", 24x36

 

"Whale, Grand Manan Distant", 24x36

"Dive, Dive, Dive!", 14x11

"Close Encounter", 22x30

"Deer in the Birches", 24x36

"Tide Pool", roughly 22x30

"Rocky Seacoast, Flying Gull, Spruce Fir", roughly 22x28

 

"Loon Periscoping"

"A Light Touchdown", roughly 22x30

 

"Harvesting Periwinkles", 24x36

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

"Diving Whale", 20x16

 

"Whale & Crystalline Sea", 16x20

 

"Three Seals, Ledges & Seaweed",

 

"Fishermen In Cove Racing The Tide", 36x24

 

"Love Doves", 16x20

 

"Tidepool"

 

"Woman Sleeping On Granite Edge Of The Sea", 32x40

 

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

 

"Seal By Ledges", 48x48, oil on board, 1980s
"Salmon Pool", 2010, by Karen Anne Baldauski, NFS.  This is a masterful sumi-e, a Japanese word which means "ink painting". Karen's painting won the Founder's Award in an international competition at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada. This award was quite the surprise for Karen as it was her first-time entry into an international juried competition.

"Deerfield", serigraph, 46/50

 

"Violets", serigraph, 7/19 on linenweave, matted & framed

 

 

"Breaching Humpback Whale, Sunset" 16x20

"Clivia", roughly 30x22

 

 A customer purchased this painting as a wedding gift for recent graduates of Maine Maritime in Castine.

"Taking A Nap", another artwork by Karen Anne Baldauski which demonstrates her love of "sumi-e", as she translates her work from traditional use of black ink on rice paper to many different media on various substrates.  Here, dilute oil paint is used as if it were watercolor.  Karen has a large collection of figure paintings/drawings accumulated over her lifetime.

 

The painter is also a felter.  Karen Anne Baldauski is seen here with her "Two Loons" felted wool and silk wall hanging that is stretched for drying against the post and beam building under construction. For her woolworks, Karen prefers to use all Maine wool if at all possible which she processes from roving which she hand dyes.

 

Karen agrees with Albert Einstein's theory of Happiness (jotted on hotel stationery, given to a bellhop in place of a tip), which she believes can't always be achieved whilst developing the self throughout life when so many experiences serve the purpose of developing one's potential. Eventually though, after a full life and a very long time, Karen agrees:  "A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness."

 

Karen also loves jazz. Once she drove to Princeton University to see Miles Davis in live performance... never to be forgotten. He too, devoted his life to developing his gifts, and said the following, which Karen agrees with: "Sometimes you have to play a long time before you can play like yourself."

 

Following a life devoted to being an artist in many areas of expression and the phenomenally successful showing of "GEER MORTON PAINTINGS: His Last Lubec Hurrah!!, June 29 - July 8, 2018 at her ARTWORKSOFMAINE gallery, where 46 paintings were sold in just a 10 day run, on July 15, 2018 Karen decided to retire her businesses, especially the ARTWORKSOFMAINE bricks and mortar gallery in Lubec, Maine to lead a more calm and modest life, and to begin to really paint, draw, and do any kind of creative work that is done just as purely as possible, with never a care about financial reward or limelight. As she says: "It's time to do this. I'm free now. I can do anything."

 

Karen has indicated that every day now becomes a "day off", and a welcome change from earning a living through so many kinds of art for so many years.  Now is the time to create just for the self and in a way that truly reflects the self.

 

The ARTWORKSOFMAINE Gallery & Giftshop will be open occasionally.  Customers may visit when the OPEN flag is flying!

 

Amen!

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