As part of the Artsbridge Distinguished Artist Series, watercolorist Beatrice Bork will lecture this Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Stone Mill in the Prallsville Mill Complex, Route 29 just north of Stockton, New Jersey.
Ms. Bork, who specializes in nature paintings, will discuss process, from inspiration to creation. “There is no collection of words that could possibly convey just how much inspiration the natural world brings me,” says Ms. Bork. “My appreciation and awe for nature date back to my childhood. When I was able to observe an animal for any length of time, it was as if I were part of another world. The experience appealed to the curious child in me then, as it still does today. I now bring a camera and sketch pad with me wherever I go, having learned to anticipate opportunity, but the thrill in each encounter is the same that captivated me since the first, and it is the source of my inspiration no matter where in the world I may be.”
Ms. Bork is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, an association of international artists devoted to promoting excellence in the portrayal of animals. With over 20 years as a professional artist, she has received many honors including the Don Eckelberry Award for achievements in bird art, and shown in notable local and national exhibits throughout the country. Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world and has been published in various magazines and books.
“I still experience a sense of discovery when I start a new creation,” says the artist, whose medium of choice is watercolor.
The lecture, is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: www.artsbridgeonline.com. For more information about Ms. Bork, visit: www.BeatriceBork.artspan.com.