February 19, 2013

Sybil's Sea-Escape

SDP 2-19-13
Lots of art shows are held in Sarasota during any given year.  But, this past weekend was 'The Big One': Howard Allen's Downtown Festival of the Arts.  You can find pretty much anything art related at the show, from oil paintings to pottery to handmade scarves.  My favorite booth, though, was owned and operated by Sybil Nestor who came up with the very creative idea to take old window frames and paint ocean scenes behind them.  She calls her art sea-escape windows.  I've always liked art that incorporates the concept of looking through a window.  Add a vintage window frame, plus a beautiful palm swept view of the ocean and Sybil's work is just delightful.  You can check out Sybil's website by clicking here.

11 comments:

We are: clamco said...

I have a lot of beach and palm tree paintings in my house, but that window idea is fabulous! The artist looks like a lovely person and it's so chic that she's wearing a color similar to her paintings.

LOLfromPasa said...

Love that sort of thing. Sybil's has some great ideas and it is nice of you to share with us. She looks a happy lady!

Pam ;) said...

I enjoy go to hand crafted art festivals.
Here on the east coast we had 'ArtiGras' art festival this passed weekend.

LONDONLULU said...

I love those sea-escapes - wonderful idea to use window frames. I'm sure I'd lower my blood pressure staring at this everyday (no wonder she looks so happy!).

Kay said...

I love old window frames. I've wanted something like this for a long time but have never had the right spot for it. These look like a real treat. I'd like to be in the center lower pane of this window!

Birdman said...

It musta been a time. More images to come?

Michelle said...

Nice windows for daydreaming into :)

Jim Klenke said...

great idea, I bet that would go over big here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a good idea, especially if you hang it in the right spot and use your imagination to dream a little!

Jack said...

I like these outdoor art shows. Naples has one of its big deal shows this coming weekend, and I have thoughts about works by two different artists.

Tomorrow I go to the Red Sox spring training game against Northeastern (they play a couple of games against college teams to help with the fan base and to get an easy start to games). Next week I go to a game against the Marlins. My camera's battery is charged. Play ball!

Satchmo said...

Bought 7 of them over the years in all shapes and sizes in NYC. Just moved full time to Naples and knew it was the right decision when I discovered one of Sybil's paintings at a yard sale - next door. Her work makes life a little more sweet here in paradise.