CoastalFocusArt

Coastal paintings, illustrations, and art gift ideas.

North Carolina, United States · 689 Sales

CoastalFocusArt

Coastal paintings, illustrations, and art gift ideas.

North Carolina, United States 689 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(174)

Announcement   Offering an eclectic selection of Coastal and Beach fine art, illustration, and graphic designs prints, art boxes, and other gifts. Everything is made in my workshop studio here in Carolina Beach, NC.

Free shipping on all prints, which ship separately from other items to protect them from damage. Multiple prints will ship together. All my prints are sized so that you can buy frames from just about anywhere for them, however, I recommend taking larger prints to a professional, independent picture framer who will know how to protect your new art, and you're doing more for your local economy than taking it to a "big box" craft store.

If you're interested in any of my originals, or if you'd like to have my highly trusted, and sought-after picture framer do up a piece just for you, convo me BEFORE purchase, and we can talk specifics.

See the About page for more information: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoastalFocusArt#about

Visit my website to read articles, and see behind-the-scenes videos about my process, and my free resources for artists and art buyers: http://www.CoastalFocusArt.com

Sign up for Notes from the Coast, my Workshop Studio newsletter: http://eepurl.com/3VgeH

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Last updated on Jul 15, 2016

Offering an eclectic selection of Coastal and Beach fine art, illustration, and graphic designs prints, art boxes, and other gifts. Everything is made in my workshop studio here in Carolina Beach, NC.

Free shipping on all prints, which ship separately from other items to protect them from damage. Multiple prints will ship together. All my prints are sized so that you can buy frames from just about anywhere for them, however, I recommend taking larger prints to a professional, independent picture framer who will know how to protect your new art, and you're doing more for your local economy than taking it to a "big box" craft store.

If you're interested in any of my originals, or if you'd like to have my highly trusted, and sought-after picture framer do up a piece just for you, convo me BEFORE purchase, and we can talk specifics.

See the About page for more information: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoastalFocusArt#about

Visit my website to read articles, and see behind-the-scenes videos about my process, and my free resources for artists and art buyers: http://www.CoastalFocusArt.com

Sign up for Notes from the Coast, my Workshop Studio newsletter: http://eepurl.com/3VgeH

Peter Beckley

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5 out of 5 stars
(174)
Cynthia Dowd Restuccia

Cynthia Dowd Restuccia on Jul 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for such a beautiful piece of art! I have just moved and have had many boxes to open. When I opened this one, it brought a smile to my face. I'm sorry for the delay in letting you know how happy I am. It will hang proudly in my bedroom. I shall see it every day, and take its message to heart. Thanks so much!

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Updates

Some custom art panels for pick up at the market plus a popular one. Which is your favorite?
So much going on in the workshop today! People love the art panels at the farmers markets!
Finishing up the last batch of art boxes for the street arts festival on Saturday. Newsletter subscribers remember to tell me the secret phrase when you come to my booth for your surprise!
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About

A Boy and His Imagination

Like many artsy folks, I've been creating and designing pieces for a long time, but I've only recently gathered the courage to make any of them available for sale. Most of my work is created digitally, beginning with a blank space, a graphics tablet, and an idea.

My process usually involves sketches and notes made in a small book that I keep with me at all times. Even if you meet me on the street, or on the way to the post office, I'll have my notebook in a pocket, ready to receive whatever scribbles my brain desires. I'm a firm believer in the idea that the brain is designed to create, design, and problem-solve, but it's really not meant to actively store a lot of information.

I then scan an image from my notebook into my computer, and use it as a reference point, building up layers of colors and shapes to get the final design. This process and the programs I use change depending on the look I'm going for, but for most of the time, I've found Adobe Photoshop to be a very capable program once you know how to create and configure brushes and patterns in it. On rare occasions I will use some filters or a plug-in, but tend to stay away from them if I can truly help it.

I also like to take photographs, and have begun including those for sale as well. You'll notice a growing number are beach and coast-related, and that's because I moved to the Wilmington/Pleasure Island, North Carolina area in May of 2014, and am really smitten with the creative energy and vibrant arts community here.

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  • Peter Beckley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    Peter Beckley is a North Carolina artist and designer specializing in coastal and landscape art, but he also likes to venture out into other styles from time to time.

Local

Find CoastalFocusArt at the following upcoming markets!

  • Carolina Beach Farmer's Market

    Carolina Beach Lake Park, Lake Park Blvd

    Carolina Beach, NC

    May 28–Oct 1

    Join us Saturdays, May 28, 2016 through October 1, 2016 for an abundant selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods and natural soaps while listening to live music at the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Located on the shores of the lake, the market is open Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm. In addition, a selection of artists and crafters have their handmade items available each week on a rotating basis. On the three holiday weekends join us for a combination of farmer’s market and art show with over 90 vendors participating, bringing you a huge selection of unique artisan made items. And we are pet friendly!

  • Kure Beach Market

    Kure Beach Ocean Front Park,

    Kure Beach, NC

    Jun 14–Aug 30

    Weekly Open Air Market Located in Kure Beach NC at the Ocean Front Park and Pavilion. Open every Tuesday 8am - 1pm June 14, 2016 through August 30, 2016

  • The Myrtle Grove Market

    Myrtle Grove,

    Wilmington, NC

    Oct 8

    Vintage, antiques, repurposed, and handmade items for your and your home. 6334 Myrtle Grove Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I can create a custom piece especially for you. It can either be an original piece or based upon one of my existing designs. Convo me, and let's talk!

Print vs Monitor Color

The color in your items may differ slightly from photos due to different monitor settings. I've worked with digital printing since 2004, and what you receive from my workshop studio is always the intended color result. I have very high standards, and nothing leaves this workshop if it doesn't meet them.

Can I give you a coupon code after I place my order?

If I'm running a sale, you must enter the coupon code during your order as required by the Etsy website to receive the discount. Current coupon codes/sales are always listed in the shop announcements under the banner image, and in my newsletter, which you can sign up for at: http://eepurl.com/3VgeH (don't worry, I hate spam as much as you!)

Do you offer international shipping?

Yes, I ship all over the world. Customers are responsible for all fees and tariffs. I list the full retail value of your order on the customs forms. Int'l shipping can be very expensive, and it almost impossible to calculate ahead of time. Please convo me BEFORE you order and I will gladly provide a quote and custom listing for your order with exact shipping amounts.