January 21, 2019
By Chelsea Reed
New year...new art! Expressions and desires for art change every year as the world changes around us. Original art inspires us, empowers us, and comforts us in many different ways. Let’s see what’s new in original art trends for 2019!
Trend #1: Art in Bathrooms
Once upon a time, homeowners were concerned about decorating bathrooms with original art. But now that notion is history. Thanks to an increasing interest in decorative art, people are finding new ways to enjoy art in every part of their home. With a little TLC, paintings are fine inside bathrooms. Oil paintings are great for moisture resistance, and certain kinds of sculpture are beautiful durable additions. Wave Square 2 by Denise Romecki
Trend #2: Jewels and Dark Colors
Deep blue tones and glistening gold and gemstone accents provide rich contrasts for original art. Many people are being drawn to them for their luxurious feel. Blue is a great color that is easy to get along with. Careful placement of artwork with very dark colors like midnight can command attention and are gorgeous in any room. Spring Blues by Travis Humphreys
Trend #3: Warm Earth Tones
Rustic themes that celebrate nature’s beauty like ‘kinship,’ ‘wabi sabi’ and ‘folklore’ art are predicted to rise in popularity. This means that we will see more art with warm earthy colors like sage, off whites, and terra-cotta. This is great news for homeowners, as these colors are simple to decorate and easy on the eyes year round. Beware by Carolyn Lloyd Swain.
Trend #4: The Wanderlust
Exotic adventures, silence and solitude, and imaginative escapes are all art trends from last year that will continue into 2019. We can expect unique landscapes, abstract art, and subjects in foreign places to become especially popular in the artwork of people’s homes today. Ghostly Trees by Clifford Bailey
Follow the latest trends in original art with Seaside Art Gallery! New pieces join our expansive collection all the time, so keep checking back to see what’s new! Contact our knowledge staff today for any questions you have. Happy 2019!
Chelsea Reed is a freelance copywriter. She writes articles, blogs, websites and online content from her base in North Carolina.
December 17, 2020
Rebecca Latham is in her studio surrounded by the artwork she’s creating. Her favorite household cat is curled up next to her keeping her warm... with a rolling purr. With her paintings in sight, you can feel the knobby pines, the downy swans, and the wiry coat on the fox kit as she brings them to life on canvas.
It is in this setting that Rebecca shares the journey that brought her here.
December 03, 2020
While Bonnie Latham was painting art to get ready for The Wonderful World of Wildlife event that is going on right now at Seaside Art Gallery, we found her in her studio and asked her a few questions about her career as an artist.
Here’s a look at a fun one-to-one chat with Bonnie.