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 + S&H/tax, these posters can be purchased by contacting Brad at the gallery: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.318.3282.
“Ice on Great Salt Bay”, 12 x 16, oil on linen, en plein air
I painted “Ice on Great Salt Bay” this winter on January 28th, a beautiful and unseasonably warm day. Driving through Damariscotta, I saw the warm marsh grasses against the cool snow and ice-covered bay. Fortunately there was a trailhead with easy access on DRA’s Salt Bay Preserve.
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.