by Sabine Baeckmann, 11 x 14 inches, watercolor on paper.
THIS stunning watercolor by Sabine Baeckmann captures the beautiful stillness of mornings on the Caroli-na
coast. The various tones of gray make viewers feel as if they are standing on the soft sand, looking out
at a barrier island as the world slowly begins to form with the new light of day. Although the tones of the
beachside fauna may be changing with the seasons, there are still plenty of colors to be seen, reminding viewers
that fall in the South is a beautiful thing indeed.
Baeckmann has been making art for over 40 years. She’s an experienced medical and scientific illustrator and
has worked in pharmaceutical advertising, design and marketing. Born in Germany, Baeckmann studied and
worked in New York before moving with her family in 2002 to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, where she studied
under Pierre Mion, a renowned National Geographic illustrator who worked with Norman Rockwell. Baeckmann
now lives in North Carolina where she works as a freelance designer and teaches art privately. She participates in
such exhibits as the Wilmington Art Association Annual Juried Show, Airlie Gardens HeART of the Gardens proj-ect,
and the annual Art in the Arboretum exhibit.