If you don't know about Kathy Bray's prints, you should. She does stunning color renderings of the outboard profiles of classic wooden boats and vessels. You've seen them on the pages of WoodenBoat, if you read the magazine. Her catalog includes works by N.G. Herreshoff, L.Francis Herreshoff, B.B. Crowninshield, Fenwick Williams, Gil Smith, Starling Burgess.... You get the idea: she's rendered the works of most of the major designers, and her catalog continues to grow.
Now comes word from her father, Maynard, that Kathy's collection will be available on a wider-than-before basis. Here's what he e-mailed yesterday:
Anne and I seem to have found ourselves in the retail print business. Under the name Bray Prints, we’re offering 11 x 14” prints of daughter Kathy’s boat profiles—over 50 different boats, all wood and all nice-to-look-at classics. Our aim in this endeavor is to free up Kathy so she can continue to produce these lovely images without having to deal with their promotion, printing, shipping, and handling.
Thanks to son Nat’s involvement, there’s now a Bray Prints website: <www.brayprints.com>. Check it out if you feel inclined. You may find a boat or two among the current offerings that’s dear to your heart. And if all goes well, there’ll be more to choose from soon.
Have a great summer.
Anne & Maynard