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.

Morning on Monhegan, 1898

NATIONAL MARITIME SHOW: AT SEA

“Morning on Monhegan, 1898” has been selected for a national maritime show at the Copley Society of Art. Juried by John Stobart and Russell Jinishian.

 

May 20 – July 6, 2017

COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART, Upper Gallery, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

 

“Morning on Monhegan 1898”, 11×14, oil on linen

Drying Sails in Camden Harbor

From our campsite in Camden Hills State Park, we climbed partway up Mount Megunticook, down a ravine, up and over Mount Battie before descending the boulder-strewn south face into town.  After miles of hiking through the dark confines of the woods, we now walked in neighborhood streets passed old homes and the local library to a lawn overlooking the bustling harbor. A green schooner glided to a wharf, its red sails glowing against the blue sky. Sailboats coasted in the narrow aisles of water between the floats, painted buildings lined the wooden docks and people hurried by in all directions.  We were taken by the beauty of the scene and a sense that time had stood still: we had entered a world unchanged since the 1800s. We were neighbors from a nearby village, traveling into town to sell our wares, stock up on dry goods or simply hear the latest news.

“Drying Sails in Camden Harbor”, 24×18, oil on canvas

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

Harbor Sail

“Harbor Sail”, 24×36, oil on canvas

Camden Harbor Sail

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“Camden Harbor Sail”, 16×12, o/l

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.

blue-lobster-boat-in-the-harbor_web“In the Harbor”, 9×12, o/l