Meet the Artists
Talent found right here in the heart of Wilmington, NC.
Meet the Nautical Shops artists, learn their stories and view their work. We select those artists who skillfully express their love of the nautical lifestyle. Acquire art in every medium and at every price point to grace your home or office. Discover magnificent seascapes, sunsets and beach scenes interpreted by both emerging and established artists. Choose from collections of paintings, photography, sculptures, and art prints from a gallery of breathtaking images that only nature can inspire.
Celine Meador is a talented artist specializing in photography and mixed media. With a distinct and captivating style, she brings her unique vision to life through her art. Celine skillfully creates works that leave a lasting impression. Her passion for her craft shines through in every piece she creates, making her a sought-after artist in the industry. With Celine Meador, you can be assured of artwork that will ignite your senses and bring a touch of artistic brilliance to any space.
Christopher Reid is an internationally renowned artist whose creative journey took root in South Africa before blossoming in the United States. Having relocated at a tender age, Reid later honed his artistic skills at The Savannah College Of Art And Design and UNC-Wilmington, focusing primarily on the realm of fine art. With extensive training across various artistic media, Reid has found his true passion lies in the fluidity and expressiveness of pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and charcoal. His artistry seamlessly blends vibrant colors and nuanced textures to captivate viewers and evoke emotions.
Derick Crenshaw is a highly talented artist renowned for his unique style of "Contemporary Realism." With a masterful brushstroke, he has an unparalleled ability to capture fleeting moments in the lives of his subjects. Whether it's the quiet contemplation of a solitary figure or the unabashed joy shared between loved ones, Crenshaw's artwork evokes a profound sense of emotion and realism.
Gail Doyle Smith
Gail Doyle Smith is a talented artist with a deep appreciation for fine art, particularly oils on canvas. It was this love for the medium that sparked her journey into the world of painting. After many years of working diligently, Gail has finally retired, allowing her the time and freedom to fully pursue her passion. Gail continues to create captivating and thought-provoking paintings, further establishing herself as an accomplished artist in the world of fine art.
Guy Harvey is a renowned Jamaican marine wildlife artist and conservationist. With his unparalleled talent, he captures the exquisite beauty of sealife, particularly sportfish like marlin, in his artwork. Beloved by sportfishermen, his striking depictions have become highly sought after and have been reproduced in various forms. His passion for marine conservation resonates through his art, serving as a reminder of the importance of preserving our oceans. Immerse yourself in the captivating depths of Guy Harvey's world and join his mission to protect and celebrate the wonders of marine life.
Step into the enchanting world of James Horton, where artistic finesse merges seamlessly with historic accuracy. With his unique talent, Horton mesmerizes viewers through his captivating visual storytelling. Each piece of his work is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted to transport you to different eras and realms.
Each stroke of his brush or click of his camera evokes a sense of time and place, breathing life into the past.
Prepare to be entranced as you embark on a journey through history, guided by Horton's incredible artistic prowess.
Jean Eastman is an internationally acclaimed artist known for her remarkable ability to capture true-life drawings and paintings. With her incredible talents, she has gained recognition and admiration from art enthusiasts all over the world. Jean's art has been celebrated on numerous TV shows, where viewers have marveled at the mastery showcased in her work. Her artistic prowess has also been featured in various books and publications, further solidifying her status as a distinguished artist. With each stroke of her brush or pencil, Jean Eastman brings life to her creations, leaving a lasting impression on all who have the pleasure of experiencing her art.
Jim Buie is the visionary founder and skilled navigator of Nautical Shops Online Art Ecommerce, a prominent online destination for all things nautical and artistic. With a passion for maritime culture and a keen eye for captivating artwork, Jim has successfully created a dynamic platform that celebrates and showcases the beauty of the sea.
As the captain of this digital vessel, Jim has expertly curated a diverse catalog of nautical-themed art, ensuring a wide variety of styles and mediums to suit every taste. From mesmerizing seascapes to intricately crafted ship models, Nautical Shops offers a treasure trove of maritime-inspired creations that captivate art enthusiasts and ocean lovers alike.
Jim Wordsworth is an esteemed watercolorist hailing from the scenic state of North Carolina. Having honed his craft through self-teaching, Jim has become a master in his field. His artistic talent has been recognized and celebrated through numerous one-man shows held in various cities including Beaufort, Rocky Mount, Greenville, Wilson, and Chapel Hill, among others.
John Mehalik, art photographer, in his own words:"Ever since that first magical moment of watching an image begin to appear on paper in the developer solution I have been a captive of the photographic medium."
Joy Parks Coats
Joy Parks Coats is a highly acclaimed artist known for her stunning creations in the art world. Residing in her current community, she has established herself as a prominent figure amongst fellow artists. Her dedication and talent have earned her numerous accolades and recognition. As an active member of Acrylic Painters USA, Oak Island Art Guild, and Associated Artists of Southport, she continues to contribute to the vibrant art scene in her local area. With a unique touch and an innate ability to bring her subjects to life, Joy Parks Coats is truly a remarkable artist with a captivating portfolio.
“It is my hope that my paintings evoke a pleasant memory or give a feeling of peaceful and calm tranquility to the viewer.”
Kim Mosher is an esteemed Outer Banks artist known for capturing the essence of this Island's rich history and heritage through her stunning artwork. With a deep appreciation for the island's fishing culture, Kim's sketches beautifully depict the inshore fish in their natural habitat. However, it was her discovery of color pencil as her preferred medium that truly elevated her artistry to new heights.
Choosing color pencil allowed Kim to achieve impeccable detail in her pieces, becoming her distinctive trademark.