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Brad Vancour Brings Artist Josée Nadeau to Seattle

Brad Vancour

International artist and art world celebrity Josée Nadeau recently completed a two week visit to Washington State where she completed 12 new brilliant original paintings. Many of the paintings were based on well known Washington State landmarks including Mount Rainier, the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Misty Isle Farms on Vashon Island and the views from Cave B Estate Winery and Resort of the mighty Columbia River.

At the Cave B Resort, Josée experienced the great food and service offered at Tendril’s Restaurant, as well as the award-winning wines of the vineyards. Josée painted at different hours of the day, capturing the amazing dancing light on the canyons of the riverfront below, as seen from the Cave B Inn and the Private Villa.

Other works of art on this trip included a stop in Ellensburg to paint a 2-year-old Arabian Colt from the world-renowned Equestrian Horse Breeding Center of Orrion Farms. In this masterful painting, Josée captured the spirit of the young stallion named “Cullinane”. She also toured the horse pastures and the grounds of this stately custom built 17,000 sf house, an amazing property in Eastern Washington.

When she wasn’t painting, Nadeau attended many Seattle community and private events. Among her favorites was the Northwest Film Forum on May 3rd, where Nadeau presented to actor Tom Skerritt an original work of art painted specifically to honor him for of all the charitable work that Tom has done over the years for military veterans and the film industry.

It was an epic evening, when on May 5th, Josée presented her Washington State Collection at the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Kirkland Office. This unique collection of works consisted of 6 new original paintings from her visit, and over a dozen early works of art created at the famed Sundance property owned by Robert Redford. Her earlier works presented at the show were mostly exclusive customized giclée prints on canvas. Among them, was a rendition of the Mona Lisa, that Nadeau painted in 2014 for the Bobby Kennedy Jr. fundraiser, the Waterkeeper Alliance Celebrity Gala.

The highlight of this spectacular evening was experiencing Josée painting live to an audience of 75 select attendees at the Private VIP gathering hosted by the Kirkland Realogics Sotheby’s International Office. The event was quite an honor for the audience. Nadeau has been recognized for her talent of painting to music for crowds of over 1000, including painting for European royalty as well as celebrity tributes — including Dionne Warwick’s 50th year anniversary celebration at the Fontainebleau in Miami.

Just prior to arriving in Washington State, Josée was in West Palm Beach, Florida paying tribute to Nelson Mandela by painting his image, while live on stage, in collaboration with the Footsteps of Peace. This was Josée’s 3rd time painting a tribute of Mandela since his passing. The first event, held at Riverside Church in New York City on Mandela’s birthday, was covered by CNN where, as the featured visual artist, she displayed her talent by painting live to legendary Opera Singer Simon Estes. High profile attendees in the audience included both United Nation and South African Delegates.

Josée is also world renowned for her famous portrait of the legendary Olympic gold medalist skier, Stein Eriksen. This 8 foot tribute of Stein can be seen in the main lobby of Stein Eriksen Lodge, in Deer Valley, Utah, named the number one ski lodge in the world, two years running.

Nadeau just got accepted by US Immigration as a permanent resident of United States under extraordinary talent in the field of the arts – the highest award given by U.S. Immigration and Government. This places Josée Nadeau at the level alongside of Noble Peace Prize winners, Oscar and Emmy category.

To purchase any of Josée Nadeau’s art, please visit, or for more information, email

Please note that there was discussion with the owners of the Cave B Estate, Winery and Resort for Josée to develop an Artist Workshop, possibly later this summer at the Cave B Estate. Should this come together, we’ll let everyone know.

Josée’s next event is working with Alison Eastwood and Frances Fisher for the 2nd Annual Art for Animals Fundraiser taking  place in Los Angeles on June 4th. Details to available here.

Josée Nadeau’s trip, schedule and accommodations were sponsored by Brad Vancour, Founding Member of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Kirkland Office.

Nadeau’s history in the art world begins in the Giverny region of Europe, 40 minutes north of Paris. She spent ten years as a private guest of European art expert Gerald Van der Kemp and his wife, Florence, living in a private studio on the grounds of Claude Monet’s garden.

Nadeau was, and is, the protégé of Gerald Van der Kemp. Van der Kemp is the esteemed French art expert who saved the Mona Lisa from destruction during the Nazis occupation of France during WW2, and also later masterminded the restoration of the Louis XIV’s Palace de Versailles. Van der Kemp was taken by Nadeau’s Impressionistic style, and he stated that “Josée had ‘incredible talent’; and if she had been born in the past century, Nadeau would have been right beside Monet, Mary Cassatt, Bonnard and Vuillard.”

Monroe Mill Featured on Curbed Seattle!

Brad Vancour

I'm excited to announce that the very unique Monroe Mill property was recently featured on Curbed Seattle!

Originally part of an entire saw mill operation, the only remaining building has been converted into a residence! Located right on the edge of Wagner Lake, the 10+ acre lot comes complete with a 4 hole pitch and putt course, an equestrian barn and guest lodge. A historic property with an immense opportunity for the future.

Read the Curbed Article >>

OFFERED AT $1,188,000

Brad Vancour Hosts Successful VIP Broker’s Open at Misty Isle Farms

Brad Vancour

We’re elated to share that the VIP Broker’s Open held at Misty Isle Farms last week was an absolute success! Already recognized for its excellence by the Sotheby’s International Realty Extraordinary Living Blog and voted The Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Home of the Week,” this stunning property impressed brokers and buyers alike with its unique horticultural collections, miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, PGA-standard driving range, grand primary residence, guest houses, and the unparalleled water and mountain vistas.

Above: A gorgeous mountain view from the driving range.

Above: A gorgeous mountain view from the driving range.

The CEO of Development Services of America, who co-owns Misty Isle Farms along with Thomas J. Stewart Living Trust, flew up from Arizona just for the occasion and treated attendees to perimeter tours of the expansive property. Guests were also given the opportunity to board golf carts owned by the property to explore the grounds on their own, and many reveled at the chance to explore the seemingly endless Rose Gardens and pathways.

Above:  RSIR  brokers  Enrico Pozzo  and  Barry Bergner  were all smiles during the tour.

Above: RSIR brokers Enrico Pozzo and Barry Bergner were all smiles during the tour.

After working up an appetite, visitors moved to the main residence to mingle and savor a delicious lunch, as Listing Broker Brad Vancour fielded questions from buyers and developers considering acquisition.

Above: Guests enjoy the sunshine and socialize on the patio.

Above: Guests enjoy the sunshine and socialize on the patio.

Below (Left to Right): RSIR brokers Jason GibbonsKathie Price, and Bob Dodson tour the main residence.

After lunch was over, the excitement grew as Brad held a raffle to commemorate the Seattle Seahawks featuring jerseys, t-shirts and a 2014 Super Bowl team photo.

Above: RSIR brokers  Lili Shang ,  Brad Vancour , and  Jason Gibbons  hold up raffle items.

Above: RSIR brokers Lili ShangBrad Vancour, and Jason Gibbons hold up raffle items.

A favorite stop on the tour? The exclusive wine cellar featuring rare, old and expensive French and California wines.

Above: Jason Gibbons and Lili Shang admire the cellars.

Above: Jason Gibbons and Lili Shang admire the cellars.

Listing Broker Brad Vancour (pictured above) said, “The VIP Broker Open could not have gone better. Not only did we host fifty of the top Seattle Area agents, but two of Washington’s premier Chinese Agents, Lili Shang and Liz Davidson, brought groups of Chinese Buyers and Developers to view the most expensive listing in the evergreen state, priced at $43 million.”

Above: RSIR broker  Liz Davidson  (third from right) poses with her clients.

Above: RSIR broker Liz Davidson (third from right) poses with her clients.

As the fun-filled day came to an end, the skies faded into pink over the stunning water and mountain views at Misty Isle Farms.