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Frank Bettencourt fine art, design and graphics
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paintingspic.jpgI started painting at age 14 and sold five paintings at age 16. I consider that the beginning of my life long affair with fine art. After all, getting paid for something you enjoy doing is always exhilarating. Through books, I learned of the fine art produced over the history of humankind. I particularly liked the work of Klee, Kandinsky and Monet. A few years later, I discovered the worlds of Ernst, Magritte and Pollock. These early influences, as well as the input of my teachers and professors, formed the type of work I produce today.

Painting is my first love. The continuity with the past that painting provides is a time honored expression of the soul. It is a freedom, which is expressed from within and is not confined by logic or science. It is my belief that although much ground has been covered, in painting, there is still a mental challenge to create new worlds of awe and wonder. I hope that the viewer will find my work intellectually stimulating and challenging as links in this time honored art.

 


Twilight of Camelot

Flight of the Nautilus

Summer Dream

Serenity

Sundog

Crystal Rain

Starhenge

Moonglow

Bones of the Earth

Expecting to Fly

Eagle

Darkstar

Dream Traveler

First Flight

Last Serenade

Church at Lake Como

Faces in Stone

Richard (as the Green Man)

Portrait of Barry

Fashion

Storm Trees

Oasis (day)

Oasis (night)

Skysailing

Caravan

Fiji Boatmen

A Matter of Time

Oort’s Odyssey

Spheres of Influence

Urainia’s Dream

Ice World

Full Moon at Stonehenge

Planet’s View

Ringed Planet

Dark Worlds

Twilight Twins

Asteroid and Sun

Arboreal Cave

Planet with Two Moons

Amethyst Moon

Hyperspace

Above the Storm

Black Hole Sun

Accretion

The Road and the Sky Collide

Aquascene

Fire on Water

Melting Earth

City Energy

Vanishing Point

Circle Stone

Jello Mountains

Climbing Beam

Black Heart, New Mexico

Jigsaw Planet

View From the Plaza

Vinyl Rain

View Above the City

Observers

Dove Above the Clouds

Twin Falls

Full Moon Flight

Venetian Waters

The Watcher

Elizabeth’s Garden

Courtyard

Nautilus Sky

Skyworks

Reaching for Wings

Pyramid Cycles

El Dorado

The Flowering Sky

Bionic Eggs

Blue Hand Magic

Universal Crystal

Crescent Star

Bubbles on Starfield

Stars above the Clouds

Acceleration

Insignia

Stratification

Carnival

Summer Heat

Peeling Star

Arctic Ribbon

Pathway to the Stars

The Last Monument

Landscape with Three Stars

Dancing Stars

River Topography

Linear Landscape

Decorated Box

Speckled Squares

Red Menace

Glimpses

Thoughts in Motion

Impressions of Sterns Wharf

The Bicyclist

Homage to Jackson

 

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