Spinnaker Finish

Spinnaker Finish, 7.5 x 15, oil on linen by Brad Betts

This painting has been accepted into the juried 39th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 – DECEMBER 31, 2018

The 39th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale is a comprehensive juried show that showcases the most recent works of more than 100 award-winning marine artists from around the world. Represented in this show are exceptional paintings, drawings, sculpture, scrimshaw, and ship models depicting ships, sailing yachts, working craft, commercial vessels, warships, along with scenes of the shoreline, beaches, harbors, and the wildlife that inhabit our seafaring world. This exhibition is a commemoration of our maritime heritage with intricately researched historical scenes and contemporary images that document the relationship of man to the sea that still survives today.

Grayling

A schooner captain from the harbor called as he and the crew at a local boat yard had pooled their funds for a commission of “Grayling”, a catboat belonging to the yard owner who was scheduled for major surgery. I was reluctant to commit, intimidated by the thought of painting a beloved sailboat for a bunch of guys who knew so much about boats. But when I did, it reminded me of how lucky I am to be a painter, to be a part of telling and preserving these local stories.

Camden Harbor

AMERICA AND THE SEA EXHIBITION AND SALE

“Camden Harbor” has been selected for the America and the Sea exhibition at The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.

April 29 – June 18, 2017

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/modern-maritime-masters-america-and-the-sea-exhibition-and-sale/
“Camden Harbor”, 11×14, oil on linen

2016 Holiday Special!

Down East Gallery is pleased to offer a Holiday Special for 2016!

20% off all original, framed artwork… click here to view Gallery of Holiday Special Paintings.  Special lasts until December 31, 2016.

Midsummer Sail“Midsummer Sail”, 11×14, oil on linen

 

Back to the Islands

“Back to the Islands” was selected by jury for the 31st Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at the Mystic Seaport Gallery, Mystic, CT.  This annual show celebrates the timeless beauty of the sea in the most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary marine art in the world.

Back to the Islands by artist Brad Betts
Back to the Islands, 16″x20″, oil on canvas by artist Brad Betts

Fisherman’s Island

My newest painting called “Fisherman’s Island” will be showing at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport’s 33rd Annual Modern Marine Masters Exhibition. The show will run April 29th – June 17th, 2012.

This annual exhibition showcases the timeless beauty of ships and the sea and features original paintings, drawings, sculpture, scrimshaw, and models from top marine artists around the world. On view are works that inspire the artist’s spirit, including classic racing yachts, elegant modern vessels, everyday working boats and the men who make their living from the sea, scenes of busy harbors, and paintings of serene beaches.

More than 80 of today’s leading maritime artists will participate in the exhibition and over 100 works of art will be on display and available for purchase.

Fisherman’s Island, 12″x24″, oil on canvas