“Summer Sail in Boothbay Harbor”, 6×8 oil painting by Brad Betts, ASMA.
“Sailing off Oak Point”, 11×14 oil on board by Brad Betts, ASMA. Painted and donated to raise funds for the Boothbay Region Land Trust’s beautiful Oak Point Preserve.
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.
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.
“Arriving at Sunset” 9×12 Oil on Linen
“Midsummer Sail”, 11×14, oil on linen
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
“Camden Harbor”, 11×14, oil on linen
Down East Gallery is pleased to offer a Holiday Special for 2016!
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“Coasting the Keys”, 12×16, oil on linen. Click here for exhibition information: Marine Masters Exhibition
“Siesta Sails”, inspired by a family trip to Siesta Key. This painting was exhibited in the 34th Annual Spring Exhibition and Sale “Modern Marine Masters” at The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. Click here for details: Events and Shows
“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.
One in a series of paintings from a mooring in South Bristol.
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.
This painting was featured as the cover art for Ferenc Mate’s novel “Sea of Lost Dreams”, a Dugger Nello series. Visit the Publications page on this website to see the book cover.