Brad Betts, Impossible Dreams and Serendipity
October 19, 2016
When Brad Betts was approached about donating a painting for an auction in Florida, there was a slight hesitation. Very slight. As soon as the reason for asking him to paint and give away a painting that would normally fetch upwards of $7,000 was made clear, he was sold.
This past summer, a boat sailed into Boothbay Harbor with owner Deborah Mellen, her dog Winter, a captain, Will Rey, and first mate Evan Duffy.
Down East Gallery lights up East Boothbay
July 4th 2014
Maine Home+Design Designer Showhouse features “Fair Winds and Following Seas”
Excerpt from Maine Home+Design July 2015 article by Sarah Stebbins, “The Remains of the Day”
Mount Desert Island’s second annual designer showhouse transforms one of the last vestiges of a Vanderbilt estate.
INTERIOR DESIGNER: BETSY BARMAT STIRES, FROG HILL DESIGNS
“Decorating a guest suite gave Barmat Stires an opportunity “to tell a story” in three parts. The entryway (photo below), with its juxtaposition of Dana Gibson wallpapers, is designed to wow and “get people excited for what’s to come in the other rooms.” An oil by Boothbay artist Brad Betts and a wooden sculpture by Dan Falt of Northeast Harbor celebrate MDI’s picturesque, and pastoral, qualities.”
Painting “Fair Winds and Following Seas” by Brad Betts, in the Mount Desert Island 2015 Designer Showhouse, Vanderbilt Cottage.
“Cup Challenge” selected for Book Cover
Brad’s painting “Cup Challenge” was selected for the cover of internationally renowned author Ferenc Mate’s book, Sea of Lost Dreams, the second book in the Dugger/Nello series.
“Summer on Monhegan” published in Island Light