9 Amazing Ways Coastal Artwork Fills Your Soul
Coastal artwork will cleanse, heal, inspire, soothe, and fill your soul in countless ways. The best fine art coastal photography is more than an upgrade that transforms your living space; it’s a time machine to that healing vacation you took or the soulful ocean scene that grounded you in the perfection of the present moment.
Through this magical artwork, you can hear the ocean’s roar, smell the ocean breeze, and feel the warm sand beneath your feet. In a matter of seconds, you’re light-years from any difficult memories or concerns about the future. By hanging the right ocean art, you receive so many of the heartfelt benefits the ocean and coast have to offer, but from the ease and comfort of your home all year long.
Here are nine ways coastal artwork fills your soul.
1. It Inspires
The ocean is powerful and playful. It puts on a show, filling us with the pure inspiration only found through the rawness of nature. For example, the spirited bouncing tide in Foamy Flute - Sea Foam on the Sand will bring a warm smile to your face and motivation to your heart to create something captivating. It could be a piece of art, a new project at work, a delicious meal for loved ones, or even reconnecting with old friends.
Experiencing undiluted beauty like this foam dancing on the beach will keep your soul filled with joy and inspiration day after day.
2. Nature's Healing Power
3. Less Anxiety and Stress
Ocean Blues is reminiscent of a Rothko field painting, though this scene is not a painting—it’s real-life fine art photography. The piece brings together straight lines, a soft sky, and shallow water rippling from the ocean breeze to create a calm that is difficult to put into words.
Staring at this piece provides the peace of mind we need to uplift our souls and remain productive. You can easily get lost in its calming effect and then experience those benefits every time you lay eyes on the scene.
4. Coastal Artwork Ignites Your Creativity
In Metallic Pier, the rainbow sherbet sky reflected in the water speaks to the artist in you. This doesn’t mean you need to rush out and buy brushes, canvas, and tubes of paint. If we pay close enough attention, everything in life is art, from how we choose to decorate our home to how we pour a glass of water. Simply noticing the way a setting sun lights up a cloudy sky is a form of art in itself.
Your life is the canvas. How will you paint it today?
5. Using Coastal Art to Unplug
Our modern digital world offers more ways to stay connected than ever before. But all the scrolling and web surfing and information overload have also led to a disconnect from self. Pieces like Sunset Sail remind us that nature has so much more to offer the soul than our smartphones ever can.
Imagine yourself in that sailboat off the coast. You’re completely unplugged. You have no appointments, no emails to respond to, no bright screen vying for your attention. With a larger-than-life sunset like the one over your boat, who needs anything else? This is your moment. You’ve earned it. Slow down and enjoy the beauty.
6. Mood Booster
Witnessing these nine mesmerizing dolphins ride this wave touches something wild and pure and forever young in us. It shows us that we’re not so different from the rest of this miraculous planet’s inhabitants.
Do you remember the joy of just being a kid? These dolphins certainly do, and so can we when tapping into nature's mood-boosting power through fine art photography like Family Surf Lesson.
7. The Soothing State of Blue Mind
Through extensive research, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols uncovered how the sight of the ocean drops us into a mildly meditative state that he calls Blue Mind. In this peaceful state, you experience a deep sense of calm, happiness, and connectedness.
A piece like Tunnels Beach Sunrise is ideal for Blue Mind. Just staring at this hypnotic beach scene on the North Shore of Kauai delivers a sense of peace and belonging. Within the scene, all is in its rightful place, including you, the viewer, as you relax into the serene state of Blue Mind.
8. Hello Mindfulness
Today mindfulness has, unfortunately, become a bit of a buzzword. But did you know that people seeking wisdom and complete awareness have practiced mindfulness for over 2,500 years? With longevity like that, surely there’s power in the practice.
By remaining mindful, we note the way light changes throughout the day. We take in the sound of birds and cars and even our footsteps. There is so much beauty in everyday experiences. And a scene like that displayed in Vivid Ocean Sunset taken off the coast of California takes our mindfulness to another dimension. Even better, it freezes this enchanting moment in time. That’s one of the great things about coastal artwork—you remain aware of the wonder of each passing moment while holding on to some of your most epic memories forever.
9. Touching the Bigger Picture
The ocean humbles us in many ways. Sure, we pretty much run things on land, but once that land meets the water, everything changes, especially when we consider the ocean covers over 70 percent of the planet.
Realizations like this are wonderful for the soul. They show us that rather than owning our planet, we belong to its warm and welcoming embrace. The surfer catching a wave in Reef Walker humbles and inspires at the same time. While the rider is but a speck in the scene, she is master of the wave she rides. She respects the ocean’s power, and that respect is rewarded as the playful dance between wave and rider ensues.
Find Your Next Soulful Piece at Latitudes Gallery
At Latitudes Gallery, we chase the incredible power of nature’s beauty and capture it with the sincere hope of transforming your home or workspace to further enrich your life. All pieces are artist signed photographs printed on your choice of luster paper, metal print, canvas, or wood. Please browse our entire collection to find a piece that speaks directly to your soul.