Fishing Art for your Home – Tips and Tactics to find Good Deals

Robert Duncanson fishing oil painting from the mid 1800's

Old fishing art such as this oil painting by (Robert Duncanson 1800’s) can add a warm touch to your home.

Create a Look that is a Reflection of Your Personal Style
Art is something that is very personal, especially art that you display in your home. Whether you’re a lover of watercolors, pen and ink, or three dimensional sculpture, your home is where your heart is and everything in and around it should have your pulse and thumbprint. If you’re an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys fishing and camping and all that goes with living a rustic lifestyle, then perhaps you should consider adorning your home with some fishing art to create a look that “brings the outdoors indoors.” And you don’t necessarily have to spend thousands of dollars at an art gallery to do so. (unless of course you have the resources and that is your preference.) There are many inexpensive ways to decorate your home with fishing art that will not only add style to your home, it won’t break your budget!

Resources at Your Fingertips

The internet is a wonderful resource for all things fishing related, whether you print out an image and decide to laminate and or frame it, or find a unique gift shop online that sells one of a kind pieces of fishing art, you’re sure to get a good start. And the best part is, you can do it from the comfort of your own home and often times these places offer free shipping so it comes right to your door for added cost effective convenience.

Do It Yourself Pieces Add a Personal Touch

Another great way to display fishing art in your home is to craft it yourself, or if you know someone who is skilled at arts and crafts, you can have them create a beautiful piece for you out of things you’ve accumulated on your trips. From hooks and stones to shells and pieces of driftwood, a “seaside shadowbox” is a great way to display your treasures and create a conversation piece that everyone will love and want to know the story behind. Include small photographs or tiny decorative fish for added charm. These “do it yourself” pieces not only display well, they create lasting memories that you can pass on from generation to generation.

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure…

Rummage sales are a great way to find fishing decor and art piecesAnother great thing to do is to go to various yard sales and rummage sales to find unique fishing art that people have grown tired of and are ready to throw away. Remember the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and you could go on a hunt that reaps you treasures beyond your wildest dreams. Look for photographs, or framed portraits of fish, or even a copy of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” to create unique pieces of art to display around your home. Also, framing pictures of you and family members from over the years and hanging them along a staircase or displaying them over a fireplace is another way to create a creative yet cozy feel when displaying fishing art. You can create a “story” wall and guests along with family members will love hearing the “backstory” of how the photograph came to be. Dig deep and ask family members for photos of generations prior if you come from a fishing family.

Find What Speaks to You

Art galleries and gift shops are also great places to find hidden treasures of the sea or rustic lakeside images. From deep sea boating excursions to bass fishing on a lake, you’re sure to find countless paintings and pictures that will tell a story and create that rustic, homey look you want. If you want to mix photographs and paintings with three dimensional art, you can find wonderfully decorative fish statues and sculptures to display throughout your home that will accent the images hanging on the wall. Whatever type of fishing art you prefer, the rule of thumb is “make it your own” so your home is a true reflection of your personal taste and style.

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