“Maine Coast”, 11×14, oil on masonite. This painting won second in the “Best Overall” category in A Stroke of Art, a plein air painting competition held in September 2017.
We’re very pleased to announce that “Drying Sails in Camden Harbor” by Brad Betts was selected for the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE at the 38th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. The award recognizes paintings that are “outstanding examples of creativity, insight and integrity in marine art.”
“Drying Sails in Camden Harbor”, 24×18, oil on canvas
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 past 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.
“Lifting Fog on Ocean Point”, 8×10 oil on linen painting by Brad Betts.
NATIONAL MARITIME SHOW: AT SEA
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
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