Travelers fall in love with the beauty of California but often forget to snap a photo, or the quality of their images doesn't capture the experience they recall. Online resources provide opportunities to commemorate that special trip with affordable original artwork from some of the State's fabulous home grown talent.
There are countless online sources to wade through, but one that represents artists with unique perspectives and images that make statements or evoke emotions caught our eye. Saatchi Online represents artists such as Relja Penezic, who captures California highways in oils in the ‘California Road Chronicles'series (shown above.) The dream-like qualities of this piece which shows cars on the coastal high near the Pacific Ocean, is presented in muted tones that capture the feelings you get when traveling next to the beaches of California. Penezic's painting looks like a spot on I-101 Highway between Ventura and Santa Barbara where the road curves at the base of mountains next to the sea.
Other California artists offering inspiring or compelling images include Jerry Seguin who is interested in pushing his work from thought to image and photographer Maggie Percell, who focuses on the tiny details of a scene in dream-like photographs. Torrance based photographer Kevin Bergen loves to shoot abstract architecture, mood, and the beautiful scenery around his home in Southern California. You can view samples of their work and purchase what you like.
Saatchi Online (saatchionline.com) has over 60,000 artworks for sale from artists across the globe, and hundreds of thousands more for browsing and sharing. The company offers buyers a seven day money back guarantee and prints from $17. Members can learn about the artists, create their own online collections and see new work as soon as it is uploaded to the site.