Nautical Art

Sailboat. Image Source: Public Domain.

Setting sail for a day or two is a great way to kick back and relax.  It’s also a great time to curl up with a good book, or get reacquainted with an old hobby.  If you’re an artist and a boating enthusiast – you’re in luck! We’ve scoured the web for some of the best nautical –themed art out there.  We hope these breathtaking creations serve to inspire your own nautical-themed weekend projects.


Derek McCrea is an incredible impressionistic artist whose stunning ocean and still life paintings are bursting with colour.  A U.S. Army Infantry Combat Soldier who served in Iraq twice, McCrea uses painting to relax.  His stunning pieces can be found in various print and online publications, as well as in art galleries and market squares around the U.S.

Bill Foge is an incredible artist who is renowned for his realistic seascapes.  Like McCrea, Foge also served in the U.S. army.  He then returned to his home state of New York and began studying oil painting.  His work has been showcased in numerous exhibits and he is celebrated for his seemingly effortless ability to capture seascapes in his paintings.


William E. Nutt’s free-flowing nautical sculptures are truly a sight to behold.  Working primarily with stone and Vermont marble, Nutt’s portfolio represents a range between abstract to real life representation.  Most of his one-of-a-kind creations have a nautical theme.

Wood Carvings

Etsy seller Gary Borgnis has a shop filled with incredible whale and fish wood carvings.  Each of his original designs is painstakingly hand-carved from Northern White Pine and given a distressed antique finish, as well as a weather-resistant stain.  Each piece is signed by the artist and is ready to hang.

Boat Models

If you’re into boat models, you simply must check out Model Ship Master. With a massive selection spanning from ancient vessels to modern-day boats their product line is diverse and of impeccable quality.  All boats are made with a stringent attention to detail, making this the “go-to” online resource for the serious and sophisticated collector.

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