Category: Art + Design

The Art of Coastal Living

Salt, sand, and warm comforting air…

Summer is barely around the corner and the relaxation of coastal life is beckoning. A place on the coast is a retreat; a home away from home wherein the stressors of everyday life are relieved by the soft warmth of the sun and crashing of waves in the distance. Art that captures the essence of coastal calm is a beautiful reflection of how you should feel within your summer space.

Kote, "The Last One", Acrylic on Canvas, 47.5 x 48 in.
Kote, “The Last One”, Acrylic on Canvas, 47.5 x 48 in.

Josef Kote creates an interesting dichotomy within his boat paintings. The subject is relaxing; reminiscent of a dreamy day by the harbor; while the brushstrokes are bold with color and full of energy. The delicate contrast created within the painting creates intrigue while also reflecting calm in this peaceful beachside abode.

Rice, "Game of Pays" Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
Rice, “Game of Pays” Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.

This beachy boudoir exudes pure serenity. From the white antiqued end table to the woven straw rug and sage colored accents, this bedroom is the epitome of coastal chic. Jessica Rice’s richly colored painting whimsically depicts active beach-goers adding a playful contrast to the otherwise neutral tone of the room.

 

Ngurah, "In the Blue", Oil on Canvas, 74 x 74 in.
Ngurah, “In the Blue”, Oil on Canvas, 74 x 74 in.

The quiet stillness of the swimming woman within Ngurah’s painting adds a soothing touch to the already calming blues of this beach infused living room. While not being directly beach inspired, Ngurah’s “In the Blue” brings an emotive underwater feel, reflecting life on the coast and conjuring the peaceful solitude of being in the ocean.