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Surround Yourself With Things That You Love

In the design world, often bigger is better.  Personally, I have always had a house that was full and my passion was organizing everything so that it stayed in it’s place.  So when the KonMari method kept popping up in conversation and online, I shuddered.  For some of us, minimalism is uncomfortable.  But after reading the book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, and implementing her practice, I am indeed a convert.  It isn’t about minimalism after all.

27″x40″ “Blue Sky Palms” Wrapped Canvas Print


Marie Kondo believes that if we simply sort through our belongings and only hold on to items that “spark joy”, that we will be transformed,  inside and out.  She says there is no better feeling than “surrounding yourself only with things that you love.”  The mental and physical clutter fall away, and you are left more aware of your truth- who you are and what fills you with joy.

33″x50″ “Morning Light” Modern Wood Print








As the summer season comes to an end and we begin to prepare our homes for the cooler indoor months, consider this: when you look around at the spaces you live in, does your artwork spark the joy in you?  If not, it’s time to find art that does.

Latitudes Fine Art can create any of our images in any size and finish.  It’s time to surround yourself with things that you love.

Transform Your Space With Art- Seaside Photography

30″x60″ “Seaside Sunset” Wrapped Canvas, in a living room.

Seaside photography can quickly transform your space into a peaceful escape, no matter how far from the shore you are!

“Good Life” by Stephanie Hogue

Beaches, marine life, and wave photography are some of our very favorite subjects and we have many to choose from to suit any taste.

40″x60″ “Strie Seas” Wrapped Canvas, over a King size bed.

“Delicate Grasses” by Stephanie Hogue

Ranging from abstract waves, to shores that feel like you could stick your toes in the sand, to palm trees swaying in the sunset skies, we have what you need to make your getaway a reality.  Call us today and your personal art consultant will help you find the perfect piece.  805-642-5257

“Golden Hour” by Steve Munch

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

33″x50″ “Delicate Dunes” Modern Wood Print, over a Queen size bed.

Living a Blessed Life

Robert’s newly remodeled bathroom showcasing 4, 36″x24″ images: “Green Sea Turtle”, “Spinner Dolphins”, “Mr. Lucky”, and “Wave Jumping”.

We are blessed with some of the most wonderful customers in the world.  Art is about surrounding yourself with what you love, and we get to help make that happen every day!  One of our very favorite customers was Robert Tully.  He passed away earlier this year and we wanted to pay tribute to what he called “The Camarillo Latitudes”.

48″x72″ “Island Drifter” Wrapped Canvas Print

One of my favorite memories of Robert, was when we were sizing art.  I would tape out the size I thought was a good starting point.  He would stare at the wall with a contemplative look, which was my cue to go bigger.  So, I would tape out the next size up and watch his face light up.  He wanted to feel as though he was in the water– every moment of every day.

“Flying in Formation” 40″x120″ Wrapped Canvas

In February, we finally completed placing a maximum-sized image in every room of his house, including the laundry room, with his total Latitudes images totaling 14.  His walls were filled only with treasured family photos and our photography.  We planned a party to show off his “gallery” and celebrate.

“Inspiration Point” 30″x60″ and “Arch Rock” 48″x72″ Wrapped Canvas Triptychs.

When I checked in a couple weeks later and asked how he liked his pieces, this was his reply:

Late at night, if you are quiet, you can hear the sounds of dolphins surfacing for a breath of air, and sea waves colliding with surf, and sea birds squawk as they land at distant locations.  The sound of massive sea turtle flippers, as they swish through ever changing shades of blue-green waters… Gentle giants…

Then you awake, and think, “Oh my, I was dreaming…”

You walk the hallway, and discover the carpet is damp with sea salt, with the scent of ocean air….

Then you well know….You have been in the “The Twilight Zone”,  in the sea world of King Neptune…

You have been blessed….


We are blessed, Robert.  Thanks for showing us what it truly means to surround yourself with what you love, every day.

Robert & Steve, in front of his favorite image, a 48″x72″ “Stormy Pier”, December 2016