Category Archives: Design Tips

Introducing Metal!

The Latitudes family is thrilled to announce the introduction of our newest medium, metal. It is visually comparable to acrylic, is long lasting under various conditions, durable, and looks great with water and wave shots.

Koloa Landing, a beautiful resort and spa located in Poipu, Kauai chose to enhance the walls of their high end resort with local photographic art from Steve and Stephanie. Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, owners of Latitudes Fine Art Gallery, have a secondary gallery located in the Kukui’ula Village.


www-keaniandrade-com-4Let our images take you on a journey throughout time and space. Across the ocean and back.

Transform your space with Art – Wave Photography

At Latitudes, we believe in surrounding yourself in inspiration and the things you love!

Transform the spaces you spend the most time in with beautiful photography that moves you and makes you happy. If you love the ocean, you will love our breathtaking wave images. We have everything from moody and dramatic to refreshing and energetic. Pick your favorite and we will guide you through the options to create the perfect artwork for your space.

40″x60″ “Golden Hour” in Metallic Acrylic


50″x50″ “Maui Shorebreak” in Metallic Acrylic

Call us today and your personal art consultant will help you find the perfect piece.  805-642-5257

33″x50″ “Na ‘Pali Fan” on Metal

25″x50″ “Liquid Crystal” on Metallic Acrylic with Corner Mounts

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery in Ventura, California is the perfect place to find breathtaking art for your walls. Specializing in photographs of Ventura County, Southern California and Hawaii, the gallery goes above and beyond to make it easy to find and fit the perfect piece of art on your wall. All of the photographs can be printed on any media, including wood, canvas, metal and traditional fine art paper ready to be framed. With custom renderings of your wall, our team takes the guesswork out of choosing a perfect fit! Browse our website to find some of your favorite images, then call us or email today to get started. 805-642-5257

Art Gallery Question Of The Week – Size Options

As art consultants, we are often asked what is possible in our gallery. Each week we will highlight a FAQ on our blog to help you get the most out of your art shopping experience.

Q: Can I get this image bigger/smaller/on any material?

A:  Yes, all of our images are available in any size and on any of our materials. We can customize to fit your space.  The artwork consultants at Latitudes will guide you through your options and any limitations.

Example: “Wooden Pier”

2:3 Ratio (The original ratio for this image)

1:2 Ratio1:3 Panoramic Ratio

Give us a call today or stop by the gallery.  We can’t wait to help you “find yours.”



Give An Unforgettable Gift of heART

Give an unforgettable gift of heart this Valentine’s Day

Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day? This year, wow them with art! Unlike flowers or chocolate, a piece of art will be appreciated and enjoyed for years to come. Just like love… art keeps on giving.

Need some ideas? We’ve put together some special Valentine’s Day bundles just for you!
Only available now through the 14th.

~Special Gift Bundles~

Select your choice of in-stock items:

1. A 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile, & a Mini-Pano Lustre Print- $24 (a $34 value!)

2. 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile,  Mini-Pano, & a 10″x10″ Modern Wood Print- $64 (a $80 value!)

3. 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile, & a 12″x18″ Artisan Wood Print- $144 (a $184 value!)

Love from the Latitudes Team

P.S. – Don’t miss out! These bundles are only available for a limited time.
Not sure what to give? See our fabulous art consultants who will help you find the perfect gift of heART.

Our Favorite Things

We spend so much time focusing on finding the perfect thing for our Latitudes customers, that often we overlook our own homes!  So we are sharing some of our “Favorite Things” with you and finally designing our own walls.


“In 2017 I am definitely going to surround myself in nature’s beauty.  I want to start first with my favorite recent dunes photograph from the shores near my home. I like it so much on wood…it creates the natural and rustic feel that I like for my home, lots of natural materials and texture give it the warmth that I love.”

Stephanie’s Favorite- 40″x60″ “Seaside Sunset” Artisan Wood Print“I love to decorate with warmth and texture”

“The living room in our Kauai Condo is usually decorated with my surf boards and gear.  I have had a few images on this wall but it has been sitting empty for awhile.  I love “Foamy Flute” in a canvas triptych…it just makes me feel good.”

Steve’s Favorite- 30″x60″ “Foamy Flute” Gallery Wrap Canvas Triptych.“Foamy Flute just makes me feel good.”

“We have always had this awkward niche in our home where nothing ever quite felt right.  As the entry focal point it needs to be big & bold, and with two story high ceilings it’s hard to update the look.  I love Stephanie’s new “Matador Beach” because of the motion of the water and the glow of the sun. The colors are just right to tie into the caramel & sand wall color accents and variety of wood tones in this space.  Canvas wrap is so versatile, it works perfectly with my eclectic style.”

Tasha’s Favorite- 72″x 108″ “Matador Beach” Gallery Wrap Canvas Triptych.
“This niche needed wow factor.”

Living in one of Ventura’s victorian homes, it’s been challenging arranging furniture and finding proper wall spaces to display my artwork.  When I studied Marine Biology, I fell deeply in love with Orcas, and although I have never had the opportunity to see one in the wild, they are one of my favorite marine mammals because of their agility and intelligence. I’m in awe that Steve Munch was able to capture an Orca right off of our coast near the Channel Islands.  My medium of choice is acrylic for “Orca at Arch Rock” due to it’s ability to translate a swift moving animal so clearly.”

Alex’s Favorite- 40″x60″ “Orca at Arch Rock” Acrylic“One day I hope to be as lucky and see one of these beautiful beings with my own eyes, but for now, I love seeing the Orca through his.”

“Two Trees, Topa Topa” has long been a favorite image of ours. I especially like that these two iconic geographical features are seemingly at the same elevation. And who could resist that special moment of the day when the sky turns every color but blue? The framed signature series not only added a little dimension to the mounted canvas, but also gave the living room a finished feel. We love coming home to this beautiful scene and are so glad we “found ours!”

Kimberly’s Favorite- 24″x72″ “Topa Topa Two Trees” Premium Framed Canvas“We love coming home to this beautiful scene.”

Pantone Color of the Year 2017- Greenery

“The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.” 

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 has arrived, and with it, a breath of fresh air.  We couldn’t agree more with their sentiments about this luscious hue.  In the gallery we often find people come in just to relax and remind themselves of the beauty in our surroundings.

Ventura county certainly hit the mother nature jackpot.  In the last month alone, we’ve had monster surf, sunny spring days, snow covered Topa Topa Mountains, and weeks of pouring rain gifting us with green hillsides and Channel Islands reminiscent of Ireland.  Does it get any better?  Bring the outdoors in this year, and reconnect with one of Latitudes images in this refreshing hue- “Greenery”.





Art Gallery Question Of The Week – Materials

As art consultants, we are often asked what is possible in our gallery. Each week we will highlight a FAQ on our blog to help you get the most out of your art shopping experience.

Question: What are the image finish options?

Response: At Latitudes, we take pride in offering a wide assortment of material options to fit any decor. We can print any of our images in all of our finish options. The most popular options, include;

Metallic Acrylic –





Quarter inch thick polished plexiglass with a metallic print mounted to the back of it. Ready to hang with a french cleat.





Metal –




The hottest new printing material! The image is printed directly onto the metal and will take on a brilliant sheen unlike traditional printing materials. It comes ready to hang with wire and hooks.






Artisan Wood –

We create the platform of choice and prep it for our image to be directly printed onto the surface. Our in house artist will create the “rustic” appearance by carving out portions of the wood around the outer edges. The image is sprayed onto the surface similar to an inkjet printer, just on a larger scale.

Option 1: Planked Style –  





Rougher texture with spacing between each slat of wood.





Option 2: Grooved –



One solid piece of wood with horizontal or vertical lines carved into the wood surface.





Option 3: Solid Smooth

Option 3: Modern Edge –




A clean cut option without carved edges.





Gallery Wrapped Canvas –



The image is printed onto fine art canvas and wrapped around a wooden stretcher bar with a finished look on the sides. Ready to hang with wire on back.





Luster Paper –

Standard photographic paper with a luster finish, ready to frame


Framed Premium Hard Mount Canvas –



Our high end canvas option for those who want a traditional framed look without the maintenance of a stretched canvas

4 Ways to Warm Up Your Home- in a Snap!

Winter is the perfect time to warm up your home.  Friends and family come to visit, the weather chills and we want a cozy place to curl up in.  Our in-house designer has 5 quick ideas to give you what you crave.
1. Large Custom Canvas 

Nothing creates WOW like a big image on your wall. Just one piece has so much power in creating mood and unifying a space.  Call us today- there is still time to get it by the holidays!

2. Metal Prints

Our hottest new material will definitely give you a blast of “high-def” color.  Create a neutral backdrop with your room and let the color in your art take the focus.

3. Grab-and-Go

With over 40 wrapped decor canvas in-stock, you can quickly update your look, today!

4. It’s the Little Things

We have so many small ways to warm up your space, from our fantastic photo tile coasters and trivets, to our 12″x18″ Artisan Wood Prints, everyone can make their space just right this season.

 IMG_5173Tasha Cleaveland is Latitudes Fine Art Gallery’s Manager and Design Consultant.  She has been working with Stephanie and Steve since 2014 and is always excited to help Latitudes customers find the perfect piece to transform their space.

What will you find at Latitudes this season?

what-will-you-findWhat will you find at Latitudes this season?

Now that the hustle of  the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has passed, it’s time to settle in and enjoy time with family and friends. We are looking forward to “finding our” bliss this year by balancing passion and fun.

We are so excited to share our newest item with you!tote-bag23Due to the success of our last photo tote bag, we set out to blow our Latitudes Family away with our newest version.  So far it has rave reviews- we hope you love it too!

Find your cheer!

Ventura’s annual Holiday Street Fair and Winter Wine Walk is this Saturday, December 3rd. It is Ventura’s “can’t miss” event of the year!  Each year we are in awe of the crowds that fill our little gallery and the excitement is electric.twinkle-panoThe Holiday Street Fair begins at noon and is free to the public through 8pm. Enjoy handcrafted products, live entertainment, and there’s even a rumor of snowfall from 6:45pm-8pm.latitudes-party-2015-hr-112Winter Wine Walk starts at 4pm and we are overjoyed to host Casa Barranca Organic Winery for the second year in a row. Don’t forget to stop by Latitudes, to sample their fantastic sulfite-free wines and say hello to our team. The Wine Walk features world class wines and craft beer. Purchase your tickets here now- they sell out before the event.

Looking forward to sharing the season with all of you.

Holiday Fun and Gift Ideas!!

partyIt was fun meeting fresh faces and welcoming back loyal Latitudes customers at the new Arts & Eats event held in downtown Ventura this past Saturday, November 19th. We hope you will join us next time! To stay updated on future events, follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.
We will be closed Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving! Wishing you a Happy Holiday from the Latitudes Family!

Black Friday special! This weekend only!

Receive a FREE poster of your choice
with any purchase over $75 dollars!

We will be open Friday & Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm.

If you’re out shopping Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, here are some great gift ideas you can pick up at Latitudes!

Latitudes Posters: Two Trees and Ventura

Latitudes Posters: Your choice of Two Trees or Ventura….FREE with any purchase of $75 or more.

NEW!!! Ventura tote bags....perfect for your groceries!! $14.95 each

NEW!!! Ventura tote bags….perfect for your groceries!! $14.95 each

Latitudes Coffee Table Book $49.95 "Gallery Only Special"!

Latitudes Coffee Table Book $49.95 Gallery Only Special!


Tile Coaster – “Sand Stars” $14.95