While the term seascape first gained popularity around the turn of the 18th century, the practice of depicting oceans, ships, beaches, and coastlines stretches back to antiquity. Portrayed on everything from rock walls to etchings, paintings, pottery, and tapestries, views at sea or from the shore have long fascinated humanity. Here, 15 contemporary artists put their unique spins on this timeless subject.
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“A few years ago, I made a six-week painting trip to California and saw the Pacific Coast for the first time,” says Theresa Grillo Laird. The clifftop views and jewel-toned water of the Central Coast took my breath away! “San Simeon Evening,” painted during this trip, was inspired by a roadside stop where I stood mesmerized by the meditative quality of the ocean at dusk.”
Do you paint seascapes? Where’s your favorite location?