Maine Coastal Villages

We moved to the Maine coast after falling in love with East Boothbay, a small, quaint village to the east of Boothbay Harbor.  We now know that “visit once, stay a lifetime” is a common reaction to our beautiful area!  Midcoast Maine encompasses miles of coastline and each peninsula is sprawling and diverse, with village settlements of unique character and history.

Beginning in 2017, Down East Gallery is offering an annual poster series to celebrate Maine’s coastal villages.  Each high-quality poster is 24″x36″, fits a standard poster frame and features an original painting by artist Brad Betts.  $75 + tax, these posters can be purchased by contacting Brad at the gallery: bbetts@maine.rr.com or 207.318.3282.

Harbor Sail

“Harbor Sail”, 24×36, oil on canvas

In the Harbor

Returning to the harbor on the Casey Anne, I was inspired by the bright blue lobster boat against the backdrop of the colorful buildings and lobster wharves on the east side of Boothbay Harbor.

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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

 

After a Day’s Haul

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After a Day’s Haul, 11×14, o/l, en plein air

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A photograph of the painting and the palette on the easel, taken by Brad Betts on November 9, 2016.

Rolling in the Swells

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Rolling in the Swells, 6×8, o/l

 

Red, white and blue

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Red, white and blue, 6×8, o/l