July 08, 2022
By Chelsea Reed
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about summer? For many folks, it’s the beach. And the Outer Banks, of course, has some of the finest beaches in the world. This unique natural place is so beautiful, in fact, that many artists are inspired to create their own artwork after visiting there. These pieces at Seaside Art Gallery are some of the best examples of Outer Banks inspiration. Check it out!
Going to the beach is one thing… But going to Hatteras Island is another! This majestic oil painting by Rob Crouch captures the coastal experience that only a Hatteras beach can give. From the sparkling moonlight to fluffy clouds to the biggest ocean you’ll ever see, this nocturnal painting will add the perfect touch of serenity to your home.
Did you know that this famous donut franchise started right here in the Outer Banks? There are over 100 locations today, including Puerto Rico. Elizabeth Elgin’s fun-filled oil painting looks so delicious you could almost eat it. Try hanging it up in your kitchen or breakfast nook to brighten your cottage.
Standing 60 feet high, Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic Coast. This phenomenal park in Nags Head covers over 400 acres and contains three ecosystems. Artist and nature expert David Hunter painted this acrylic scene of Jockey’s Ridge to celebrate the area’s diverse wildlife. We can’t get enough of the contrasting colors and shadows in this painting!
Few sights compare to the grand open skies of the Outer Banks at twilight. Connie Cruise’s oil painting of the Bodie Island Lighthouse is spilling over with the mystic and marvel that only happens at dusk in our special Ribbon of Sand. The dreamy stars hanging in the sky add a nice touch to the scene.
As twilight gives way to the bright dawn, we come upon an early riser who is fishing at one of the finest times to be at an Outer Banks beach. Is this person hoping to catch the big one today? Maybe they’re just here for the amazing sunrise in this acrylic painting by Janet Pierce. We suspect it’s probably the latter.
Aren’t these seashells adorable? They’re actually part of a paper sculpture created by artist Melinda Fabian. The sandy collage of sea stars, scallops, and sand dollars bear so much resemblance to actual sea life, you’d swear they are the real thing. But there is one major difference with these “shells” – no shellfish allergies!
Lee Mims is back with her signature circular style in this stunning oil painting. A lone pelican glides gracefully between the sky and the sea in a world surrounded by water. This larger square painting serves as an excellent feature piece on the wall. It’s the perfect artistic interpretation of the rich maritime culture in the Outer Banks.
Can’t get enough of fine artwork inspired by the Outer Banks? There’s so much more to see at Seaside Art Gallery, especially during Outer Banks Squared: The Art Show. Take a look now online before they’re all gone!
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