August 23, 2021
By Chelsea Reed
Year after year, David Hunter continues to be inspired by the rustic nature and unique culture of the Outer Banks. The nautical look of the etching technique, of course, makes this genre a great fit to capture settings of the famous North Carolinian coastline. From landmarks to lifestyles, these pieces remind us how special this place truly is for visitors and locals alike.
Who doesn’t think of Hatteras Light in the Outer Banks? This etching features the iconic lighthouse just after it settled into its celebratory move in 1999. Note how the lighthouse is shown with all the right notes; tree branches in the foreground, the historic supply house on the left, and seabirds dotting the sky.
2. Summer Days
Colorful umbrellas dotting the warm sunny beaches are certainly a sight that reminds us of the Outer Banks. It’s a great memento to look at that puts a smile on anyone’s face after vacation.
Etched in classic sepia tones, this piece perfectly captures the natural look and feel of Outer Banks beaches, especially in the town of Kill Devil Hills. This one in particular comes as a set that is framed in a fitting neutral tone.
This beautiful watercolor etching sets the tone for the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, one of the last lighthouses to retain its original Fresnel lens. The light is framed just right by the greenery while the water casts a soft reflection.
This traditional etching features a historical church, and the etching itself has a bit of history. Made in 1981, it captures St. Andrews By the Sea in a moment of time not seen again. But this etching is well preserved in a frame with acid-free backing. Note the fascinating color of the windows!
You wouldn’t believe from the soft colored lines that this piece is not colored pencil at all. It’s a watercolor etching! This piece features the modern pastimes of hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head, a great place to catch a breeze for the enthralling sport.
A beautiful etching that captures the soft shadows of the geese’s wings in their migratory flight over Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Bodie Island Lighthouse keeps its silent watch over the fowl as billowing clouds pass by over the marshy sound.
Wow, look at the little ones go! Did you know that five of all seven sea turtle species in the world live in the Outer Banks? They like to nest here, too. Of the five, four species will nest from May to September. If you’re lucky enough, you might see the hatchlings break out and waddle to shore. It’s the sight of a lifetime!
What do you think? Which piece is your favorite? Let us know in the social media comments! If an etching has your name all over it, then it’s time to bring it home. Shop now online, over the phone, or at Seaside Art Gallery. Get ready for the Labor Day Art Event! These pieces can appreciate in value and sell very fast.
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