Riding the Waves: The Art of Painting Recycled Surfboards

Riding the Waves: The Art of Painting Recycled Surfboards

Painted surfboards have become a new trend in the art world and home décor. They are not only beautiful but also sustainable. Carolyn Johnson Gallery creates stunning pieces of art out of recycled surfboards. These surfboards, which may have been discarded or no longer used, are given a new life and purpose through art.

A Discussion of the Different Styles and Mediums used in Coastal Art

A Discussion of the Different Styles and Mediums used in Coastal Art

Coastal art captures the beauty and majesty of the sea, depicting scenes of beaches, boats, lighthouses, and wildlife. Within this genre, there is a wide range of styles and mediums that artists have used to create their work. From traditional techniques like an oil painting to contemporary approaches like digital art, coastal art encompasses a diverse range of artistic expression.

The Connection between Surfing, Sustainability,<br> and Self-expression in Custom Surfboard Art

The Connection between Surfing, Sustainability,
and Self-expression in Custom Surfboard Art

Surfing and sustainability may seem like two unrelated concepts, but in reality, the two are closely interconnected. The surfing community has long recognized the sport's impact on the environment, and as such, there has been a push toward sustainable practices within the industry. This includes the use of sustainable materials in the creation of surfboards. 
Of the Sea, the Coast, and the Art

Of the Sea, the Coast, and the Art

There is nothing more calming than a trip to the beach, with its calming sounds of crashing waves and calming scent of clean salt air. Simply said, being in a serene, beautiful environment has a calming, revitalizing effect on the soul. Therefore, it is understandable why people would drive great distances to visit the beach for a holiday.

Designers “Secret” to Selecting the Best Coastal Art Piece for your Wall

Designers “Secret” to Selecting the Best Coastal Art Piece for your Wall

We can't help but feel calm when we look at coastal wall art. Perhaps it's the serene hues or the warm nostalgia that comes from viewing a stunning beach scene. Whatever the cause, everyone can agree that adding a piece of coastal wall art to our home decor is a terrific way to infuse the room with a sense of calm and relaxation.
Coastal Art for Beach Homes Decor

Coastal Art for Beach Homes Decor

The nicest part about decorating a coastal-themed home is the abundance of wall decor alternatives available. Whether you want to embody the nautical style, the coastal style, or a combination of the two, the possibilities for coastal wall art are endless.

Wall Art Decor Ideas to Give your House an Artistic Aura

Wall Art Decor Ideas to Give your House an Artistic Aura

There are countless ways to decorate a blank canvas, and the best choice will depend on the space available, the amount of empty space you need to fill, whether or not the wall has windows, whether or not you plan to place furniture against it, how much work you want to put into it, and, of course, your personal preferences.
What Makes Coastal Art Unique

What Makes Coastal Art Unique

Claude Monet. Mary Cassatt. Pablo Picasso. What do these names have in common? Yes, they’re all famous artists, and yes, they all found inspiration in the sea. Each of these artists has in their repertoire several coastal paintings. If you’ve ever seen Cassatt’s “Children Playing at the Beach,” Monet’s “The Beach at Sainte-Adresse,” or Picasso’s “The Bathers,” these are all excellent examples of coastal art. 
Tracing the Roots of Surfboard Art through the History of Surfing

Tracing the Roots of Surfboard Art through the History of Surfing

Hunting & Gathering

For thousands of years, the coastline of Peru has been a thriving source of a wide variety of seafood. While the majority of the local tribes (the pre-Columbian Moche and Chimu cultures) began fishing from the coastline thousands of years ago, someone with ingenuity decided to build a raft at some point to access a broader amount of available seafood.

The History of Surfboard Art & How it Influenced Surf Culture

The History of Surfboard Art & How it Influenced Surf Culture

Introduction: Surfboard Art: Ancient Symbols of Nature

Surfboard art is a form of expression that has been around for decades. Surfers have always wanted to express themselves through their boards, and surfboard art is the perfect way to do it.