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Coastal Wall Decor Ideas

Coastal Wall Decor Ideas
for that beachy themed look can be realized with a Lloyd Dobson Artist original oil painting. No matter what kind of day a person has had, walking into a room with a coastal tropical wall decor will most definitely make the person’s day better. This is why decorating a room with a tropical twist is such a good idea.

What makes it an even better idea is the cost at which this redecorating can be accomplished with affordable oil paintings or digital products by Lloyd Dobson Artist.  Anyone can find the prices that are right for him or her.

Beginning with the walls, there are several options an individual1_-_Decorating_Den_-_Schooner_Jolly_II can choose between to create the tropical feel of their dreams.  As an example, with wall hangings,  tapestries, and paintings, the mood and color scheme will be set creating a relaxing fall-asleep-on-the-beach feel or energizing seize-the-day atmosphere.

Art_-_Siesta_Beach_Access_-_Throw_PillowLloyd Dobson Artist has available shower curtains, throw pillows, duvet covers, metal prints, prints and giclee prints to enhance your decorating coastal tropical beach themed decorating.  Many of these great pieces have themes of amazing island landscapes with silhouetted palm trees. Who can feel stressed with that kind of relaxation?

Many people think that galleries for original art and wall decor is the best place to shop for these sorts of decorations, but the galleries are usually expensive because the gallery must make a profit above the artist’s price. Buying direct from the artist will certainly save you money and be easy on your budget.


Follow this simple step-by-step guide to create a beautiful coastal tropical home that reflects your taste and personality:

1) Choose your design style:

Do it properly! Spend time researching the styles that you like and find out what they are categorized as. This will help you to search for the decorations that create the complete package for your rooms.

2) Choose your color pallet:

Just because your home is by the coast does not mean that you are limited to white, blues and pastel shades. However, do consider the fact that a light and airy space with maximize the benefits of living in such a location.

3) Creating a relaxed and laid back atmosphere:

Chose furniture that is practical as well as design driven; for example a comfortable bed or sofa, ensure you have enough storage for your needs and think about temperature and protection from the elements for both the heat and the cold. Use fireplaces, candles and strategic lighting to stimulate the senses. Think about the smells and sounds you associate with the atmosphere you are trying to generate as well as the touch and sight.

4) Bring the outside in.

Especially if you have a good view from your windows, you need to bring as much of it into the home as possible to maximise the importance you give to living in such a location. After all it is often this element that dictates the worth of a coastal property, so make sure you get your monies worth!

So whatever your preferred design style, follow these simple principles and you can create the light, airy, relaxed ambience of a coastal home whilst also injecting your personality.

Once the wall is painted and there are wall decor hangings or 1 - Decorating With Beach Themed Paintingpaintings of the coastal tropical environment you desire, the lighting should be discussed. Lighting will help to work with the paint and decorations in making the right relaxation feel. The lighting could be aimed to represent sunset, sunrise, midday, or midnight.

People too often forget that they have the option of coastal tropical decor when they go to redecorate a room.  Bringing the tropics into the living room, bathroom,  guestroom or bedroom will really accentuate feelings of relaxation.

Put coastal tropical wall decor on the list of things to do and then simply go to Lloyd Dobson Artist website and fulfill your dreams. With a very affordable cost an individual can go home to a coastal tropical vacation scene.


Things To Do On Siesta Key

Things To Do On Siesta Key! Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida,
that features a tropical atmosphere such as white sands, and several waterfront hotels, resorts and condos. Siesta Key is a wonderful find, such a great beach, great weather and wonderful people to meet.

Like most of the vacationers to the Key you will definitely want to check out the Siesta Key Beaches including the world famous Siesta Key Public Beach, rated as the 2nd best beach in all of Florida by cable-TV’s “The Travel Channel.” There are over 100 boutiques, A - Siesta Key Beach #1cafes, restaurants and bars in the Siesta Key Village. Siesta Key Village is not overly large to navigate by walking. It all lies within a 3 to 4 block area.

Types of Activities:

There are several water sports rental places, several boat tours and fishing charter businesses, Point of Rocks for shore shelling, scuba & snorkeling, gear rentals, kayaking & canoeing, parasailing & paragliding, dolphin & whale watching, fishing charters & tours, water skiing & jet skiing and much more.

Many activities in Siesta Key take place right on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, boating, sailing, beach volleyball, nature walks, swimming, cave exploring, watching street performers, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Siesta Key is home to several state-owned parks, and many offer beach access. These parks are idyllic destinations for picnicking, camping and hiking.


1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Village_CafeSiesta Key Farmers Market a best kept secret operates every Sunday morning in the Village. A great way to spend a vacation, seeing local artists and local businesses selling their products. It goes from 8am to 1pm  and most are closing up at 1pm so come early and hangout and listen to the live music!

A super way to spend Sunday morning! Have a tasty breakfast at one of the many restaurant choices in the village. Then visit the market before heading to the beach.

The market is located in the parking lot of the Davidson’s Pharmacy at the 5100 block of Ocean Blvd. The market includes many vendors such as fresh fruits and veggies by Yum Yum Tree, Fouta Spa towels, hand made pottery, Vinsoy hand made candles by Kim Johnson.


In addition Tropical silk paintings by Rita Van Gorder, plant varieties of bromeliads by Jason Mellica, photography by Mike Lee Beck and renowned artist Lloyd Dobson Artist exhibiting tropical beach themed oil paintings with FREE shipping to the lower US 48 & Canada and many more vendors including live music.

After walking the beach come into the Village and check out some 1_-_the_hub_baja_grill_at_night_-_templateof the restaurants, bars and boutiques. One of my favorites is The Hub Baja Grill located at the stop sign. Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.

Another favorite is The Cottage. The staff are friendly, you feel like 1_-_siesta_key_the_cottage_-_templatethey could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it’s too hot and the inner courtyard which has some great island music. The food is above average with some Asian and other influences. Great spot to meet folks.

If late night is your thing then The Beach Club is the place to go for late night dancing and socializing.

My Favorite Sunday “Funday” afternoon schedule is the following:

1) Breakfast sandwich from Alex’s Village Cafe booth at the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

2) Selling my paintings at the the Siesta Key Farmers Market.

3) Going to The Hub for a great lunch, island live music and adult beverages after leaving the Siesta Key Farmers Market.
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4) Late afternoon for reggae music by Desi Adams and great food at Gilligan Island Bar.1 - Desi Adams Playing At Gilligans

For additional information about things to do on Siesta Key you can click this link Chamber of Commerce



Coastal Beach Themed Metal Prints

Art_-_Sea_Gulls_On_The_Key_-_Metal_PrintBring Lloyd’s artwork to life with the stylish lines and added depth of a metal print. Lloyd’s image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16? thick aluminum. Metal prints represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets.

Lloyd Dobson Artist images will take on a magical luminescence. YouArt_-_Sunset_At_Siesta_Key_Public_Beach_-_Metal_Print have never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking.

When designing a home everybody has a theme set up in their minds. Some want it to be beachy, vintage, ethnic or rusty, while some want it to be a home from the future. If you belong to the beachy, you obviously need decor that suits that kind of style of decoration.

Metal art works are comparable to modern art in painting. They can be mind boggling or sometimes elementary simple. The choice are plenty and equally difficult to actually choose from.

1_-_Art_-_About_Metal_PrintsLloyd Dobson Artist metal art starts with the aluminum sheet and is offset from the wall by a 3/4? thick wooden frame which is attached to the back. The wooden frame includes a hanging wire for easy mounting on your wall. All metal prints are extremely durable. They are lightweight. They will not bend, and they are water resistant.

All Metal Prints ship within 3 – 4 business days and arrives ready-to-hang with pre-attached hanging wire,  mounting hooks, and nails. MULTIPLE SIZES AVAILABLE from 8.00 x 6.13 to 48.00 x38.75.

Pricing starts at $37.16 to $242.72

For additional products available with Lloyd Dobson  Artist digital printing of his oil paintings go to his website at and click on “Shop For PRODUCTS” tab


Art On Siesta Key Florida

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_And_Additional_Vendors Art On Siesta Key, Florida by Lloyd Dobson Artist  is located on the beautiful west coast of Florida, Siesta Key is a little piece of paradise. Siesta Key is home to Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky with all sorts of fashion and a diverse collection of restaurants and eateries.

Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm you can find Lloyd 1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_Booth_-_Me_PointingDobson’s tropical beach themed oil paintings at the Siesta Key Farmers Market located at 5104 Ocean Blvd in the Siesta Key Village. Lloyd ships FREE to the lower US 48 and Canada, which makes it convenient for the vacationers who want to have an original painting by a local artist hanging on their wall at home or office.

1_-_Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Crowds_If you are in the area February 25th and 26th, 2017, the 23rd Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival returns. You can take in the sand and the sea along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road as you discover wonderful creations from more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Siesta Key is promised to be a feast for the senses. This spectacular weekend festival is not to be missed. The hours are 10am to 5pm both days.

Oil Paintings by Lloyd Dobson Artist. One of the most popular Art_-_#145516_-_Beach_Access_-_26x34themes for decorating a bedroom, den or bathroom is the beach. Because most people associate the surf, sand and sunshine with happy days, it’s a natural interior decor motif. Lloyd Dobson’s paintings hang in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland. If you have a favorite vacation, cruise or photo contact Lloyd Dobson Artist for a free quote and have him commissioned to recreate that memorable moment of joy and happiness. A PAINTING LAST FOREVER!

For additional information concerning Lloyd Dobson Artist you may visit where in addition to his gallery of available paintings you will find digital printed products of his paintings on items such as Gilcee, Canvas Prints, Prints, Shower Curtains, Throw Pillows, Coffee Mugs, Cell Phone Cases, Beach Towels, Tote Bags and much more.

Testimonials For Florida Artist Lloyd Dobson. Since moving to the Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida area 10 years ago, Lloyd Dobson’s beach themed oil paintings hang in hundreds of homes and offices throughout the US, Canada,the UK and Switzerland. Collectors are talking about their experience with Lloyd Dobson Artist … take a look!


How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories

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How To Preserve Your Vacation Memories?
Our homes are natural storytellers. Their adorned walls, marked-up floors, slept-in sheets all paint a vivid picture about the places we’ve been and the kind of people we are. To say that looks aren’t important, in this case, doesn’t fly. Your space truly serves an extension, not of your appearance, but of your experiences.

So, how do we keep our best memories and experiences alive?

Art, of course. Commissions, more specifically.

What’s a commission? A commissioned work of art is a piece created specifically for you based on your specifications and desires, by Lloyd Dobson Artist from Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida.Lloyd_Dobson_-_Siesta_Key_Public_Beach_-_Horizontal

How does it work? It starts with you and your ideas – whether they be extremely detailed, or loose guidelines.

Let’s pretend for a minute. (Say your favorite place in the world is Siesta Key, Florida.)

You traveled there when you were 27. You walked the sugar white sand beach for three weeks with your best friend from college. You unlocked the condo door for the first time and were welcomed by an open view of the aqua Gulf waters that could only be outdone by the green coconut palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze peeking through between you and the beach. You flung your suitcases on the floor and cracked the 2 euro bottle of vino you picked up stared out the window until it was gone.

"Siesta Key Public Beach" Siesta Key, Florida
“Siesta Key Public Beach”
Siesta Key, Florida

THOSE are the kind of moments commissioned artworks are capable of capturing.

How does the artist know what to do? You will connect with Lloyd Dobson Artist and facilitate the back and forth to make it as seamless as possible. You’ll work with him and relay details, big or small, that you want included in your piece, along with the feeling you want it to convey and specifics you have in mind like size, color and orientation. All of his artwork is on stretched canvas.Lloyd_Dobson_Painting_A_Beach_Scene_#1

Lloyd Dobson Artist will then give you a timeline and update you with his studio sessions before you receive your final piece.

Why are commissions awesome?  They simultaneously “bring you back,” and move forward with you for the rest of your long life. Plus, the artistic flairs of your favorite artist make these types of pieces rich with personality and authentic style.

Have your favorite memory in mind?

Well it is simple to recapture. Send an email to for a FREE quote.

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How To Win This Original Lloyd Dobson Artist Oil Painting

Here are the steps necessary to have an opportunity to win a 16″x20″ original oil painting created by Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida artist Lloyd Dobson

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Tropical Art For Sale In Florida

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Tropical Art For Sale In Florida by Lloyd Dobson Artist. Lloyd Dobson an artist living in the Siesta Key – Sarasota Florida area was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Independence, Missouri. 
He studied art in high school and college where he was blessed to win numerous art awards and ribbons. In Missouri he studied under the late artist Andrew Thoman. After a year in college he migrated to Southern California.

Soon after moving to Southern California he continued his passion for oil painting and studied under California artist Bert Carter. In California he entered many art shows where he

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continued to win ribbons for his work, as well as selling oil paintings to hundreds of clients throughout the United States and Canada.

Lloyd’s work is enjoyed in private collections with some of the more notable collectors being Art Linkletter, Debbie Reynolds and Debbie Reynold’s mother. A couple of years living in California, Lloyd Dobson partnered with three other artist and opened a gallery in Laguna Beach, California. That same year opened a gallery and studio in Canoga Park, California where he taught oil painting as well.

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In 2007 he moved to Treasure Island, Florida where Florida’s west coast now seem to influence his paintings. In 2013 Lloyd Dobson moved to the Siesta Key – Sarasota area and close to his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters and they have invigorated him to continue capturing God’s palette.

You can find Lloyd Dobson and his Tropical Art For Sale In Florida oil paintings every Sunday from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Siesta Key Farmers Market in the Village on Siesta Key, Florida and the fourth Saturday of every month at the Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market from 10:00am to 2:00pm (8am to 12 noon through the summer months).



Home Decor Beach Scene Pillows

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Home decor beach scene pillows help to give your home that beachy theme. Relive vacation memories when you snuggle up with a pillow.

The beach decorating style is both casual and charming. It brings a bit of nature and fun into any home and the best part is that you can give your home a great beach theme without having to spend a lot of money.

When considering a new decorating theme for any room, there are 3 things you want to think about – the colors, the furniture and the accessories. Here are some tips on how to pull together a beach theme in your home using these 3 elements.

1) Color

Any good beach decorating theme should tie in the colors of the beach. Sky and ocean blues, sandy tans and sunshine yellows look great. However, a white color scheme accented with blue and yellow pillows and accessories can look wonderful too. One fun idea is to paint the ceiling a yellow, the walls a light blue and use tan colored rugs – sisal rugs are great for this theme.

If you are on a budget, then paint is the perfect solution. It is cheap plus it makes a huge impact on any room. In fact, paint is one of the least expensive decorating options but makes the biggest difference.

2) Furniture

You want the furniture for your beach theme to be casual. Soft fluffy couches with slip covers are ideal and don’t forget to include lots of pillows. As mentioned earlier, relive vacation memories when you snuggle up with a pillow.

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You might also consider wicker but make sure it is sturdy enough for household furniture. If you are decorating a kitchen, whitewashed wooden kitchen tables and chairs go great with this theme.

Buying new furniture can be expensive, but if you have old furniture that is sturdy and has the right shape, you can simply get some nice slipcovers and you’ll have a whole new look. Got an old kitchen table that doesn’t quite “go”? Then why not give it a coat of paint and then add some character by sanding down some of the edges to give it an antiqued look? If you have to buy new furniture then check out some of your local consignment shops – you can often get like new furniture for a fraction of the price.

3) Accessories

Here’s where the fun starts! You can decorate with seashells, starfish and beach themed prints. Try buying some large shells and putting them on them mantle, coffee table and end tables. You might consider shelving to show off your shell

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“Colors Of Siesta Key”
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collection. If you are going for a soft look, try hanging watercolor prints of beach scenes. For a more traditional look, you might consider oil paintings from artist Lloyd Dobson, from the Siesta Key – Sarasota area. Also, don’t overlook using clear glass lamps filled with seashells or beach glass.

Beach themed accessories can be really inexpensive and often free! Take a trip to the beach and pick up all the shells you can find. For larger shells and dried starfish, you can visit a shell shop.

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Don’t forget your bedroom. Why not a duvet cover of an original oil painting of your favorite vacation? You can

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contact Lloyd Dobson to commission a memory on canvas and then recreate it on a pillow or duvet cover.

As you can see, beach decorating can be fun and thrifty if you keep an eye out for a good bargain and know where to shop. The key is to plan your room out ahead of time and then you can spend a little time each day shopping for bargains as you put together your perfect beach themed room.

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Beach Canvas Art For Sale

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Beach Canvas Art For Sale
  can be yours by famous artist, lesser known artist and even little known artist. They are available online and the wide array of art collections will leave collectors and art buffs overjoyed by the choices. You can buy beautiful contemporary artist wall art directly from artists. There is a huge collection to choose from depending on individual tastes and preferences.

There is high quality oil on canvas and modern oil paintings which are large enough to adorn walls of big and spacious living rooms. They can fit well and blend with any type of decor ranging from the traditional to the modern and eclectic when it comes to a coastal living motif.

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Framed paintings are always sought after and you can fine tune your choices from the range of artistic frames available. In recent times there has been a surge in demand for handmade artwork and people love the originality and personal touch that goes into producing them. Beach canvas art oil paintings are the hottest trend in interior design ideas and they are actually old favorites with a twist. They make for contemporary wall art in homes and no matter what the themes of interior decors are, there is something for everyone.

For art connoisseurs, the choice is enormous and you can find something interesting from a whole lot of choices. You can also decorate your room with modern canvas art painting as well.

Some works of artwork for sale are also ready to hang like sketches once they are done. The beauty of oil and the texture of the oil on canvas come out brilliantly in oil on

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canvas paintings. The beauty of the ocean, the beach, sunset, sunrise are captured with the help of God’s palette.

A unique strategy for choosing the perfect oil painting for your home is when you already have a motif or a theme that compliments your lifestyle or location where you live. Any type of artwork that is similar to the décor of your home or heritage will make you and your guests instantly feel comfortable. Coastal living art is a perfect choice for a beach look.

Have you ever felt that a painting was so real you could feel yourself walking into the scene? Lloyd Dobson Sarasota, Florida artist invites you to explore some of his painted treasures at:  Lloyd is an artist who creates bright and energizing beach art with intensive colors that express emotional feelings of reality and his love for the coastal living beauty for your coastal decorating.

Siesta Key Farmers Market - Lloyd Dobson Artist
Siesta Key Farmers Market – Lloyd Dobson Artist

Beach canvas art for sale can be found at Lloyd Dobson’s website and he ships free to the lower 48 United States.


Coastal Living Art For Sale

Coastal Living Art For Sale
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Coastal Living Art For Sale to help you decorate your beach home. Everyone wins when it comes to beach living like the Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida area. There is a great upside to living close to the beach. Those who can afford to buy or rent property right on the beach will get even greater advantages. The view out of your windows alone is worth living close to the beach. Coastal properties are also in high demand and make for good rental properties, or a good investment. The small town beach communities like Siesta Key, Florida can also make living near the coast attractive.

So once we have moved into our beach community, what is next to decorate our tropical paradise home? Well coastal living requires us to decorate expressing our passion for interior design ideas. Obviously we must decorate our home with a nautical or beach motif and here are a few ideas.

Apply the character of the coast to your home’s exterior with beach house-style architecture and accents of vibrant

Coastal Living Art For Sale
Coastal Living Art For Sale – Coastal Decorating

color. A Caribbean blue louvered doorway adds flair and beckons guests inside this Florida home.

Beach dwellers are never fearful of a little color, so don’t be afraid to try more vibrant hues in order to achieve a coastal feel in your home. A porch is a perfect place to try out some colors you normally would never consider. If painting your woodwork feels like too much, then just incorporate color with your furniture. Adirondack chairs are readily available in all colors of the spectrum.

Adding just one seaside reference, such as a palm-patterned rug, is all you need to give a subtle nod toward the region.

Coastal Living Art For Sale
Coastal Living Art For Sale

Now what about coastal living art for sale? Yes it is time for the walls. Why not put a painting in the bathroom? This elegant, framed oil painting bridges the gap between the all-white, sparsely furnished space and its bright, whimsical ceiling. Artwork is essential for any coastal home.

Incorporate collections of smaller pieces into unexpected, overlooked places, such as hallways and office nooks. This technique adds interest to mostly utilitarian—and often smaller—spaces, and integrates the room into the flow of the rest of the house.

If a minimal look is more your style, pick a few coordinating colors and display your favorite pieces in each hue, grouping them together for a pleasingly simple aesthetic.

Coastal Living Art For Sale - Gallery Wall
Coastal Living Art For Sale – Gallery Wall

Here, a collection of ceramic pieces in unique sizes and shapes adds visual interest to the otherwise simple space.

For additional coastal canvas art and the answer to Coastal Living Art For Sale? Visit the following website Once on the site click the “Fine Art Gallery” tab. The artist ships free to the lower 48 United States.