April 30, 2020
By Chelsea Reed
What if you could experience the sights from all over the world without leaving the comfort of your home? You can at the 29th annual International Miniature Art Show! This online event features gorgeous miniature art from eight different countries. Here are the countries represented this year.
Authentic French miniature art is so elegant! Soft muted tones in cool colors are the backdrop of stunning detail. Whether you prefer realism or impressionism, both styles capture beautiful French flair in this art show. Marcie bouquot!
Bright, airy and full of life, minis from the Holy Land evoke powerful feelings. The small scale allows each piece to tell its own story on an intimate level. From spiritual narratives to slices of life, Israeli art seems to have the ability to transport the viewer into the divine moment.
This group of miniature art from the United Kingdom hearkens back to the genre’s roots in medieval manuscripts. Their fun and whimsical illustrations might remind you of your favorite children’s books! Gentle animals in domestic settings are popular miniature sculptures in Great Britain. Their lighthearted demeanor can make anyone feel like a kid again.
You can almost feel the glowing South African sun in the warm tones and delicate lines of these minis. Landscapes and closeup settings allow the viewer to admire the native culture and wildlife from unique perspectives. Get ready to go on a safari through the eyes of a South African artist!
Lorraine Dietrich’s miniature pieces from the Great White North are a lovely break from the harsh winters in the country. Peaceful flowers in well-balanced watercolor offer a rare moment of quiet reflection. Their elegant frames are gorgeous for any occasion!
Little jewels from the Land Down Under have arrived! You can experience the red earthy tones and interesting narratives of Australia with each piece. Marion Winter’s miniature art is a ‘walkabout’ treat for your eyes. Fair dinkum, mate!
Old World charm meets modern appeal for Belgium miniature art. If clock towers, pine forests, and blissful mountains are your thing, you’ll feel right at home! Christian Rzyski’s gouache technique captures Europe’s intricate details in rich color. Now, if only we could find some Belgian chocolate to go with this…
Last but not least, the miniature art from United States artists covers almost every possible taste. They’re from different states like Florida, Colorado, and Minnesota. Portraits, sculptures, landscapes, still life… the choices are endless for art enthusiasts! From sea to shining sea, they truly represent America the Beautiful.
That concludes our world tour! Aren’t the entries from these countries marvelous? Each nation has its own delightful flavor of miniature art. For questions about a particular piece, you can ask Seaside Art Gallery by phone or email. Their knowledgeable staff can tell you everything you need to know about this amazing art show.
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.