A lover of sepia photography and all things coastal, The Coastal Collection photography series immediately caught my eye. And since I’m known as “The Starfish Lady” because of my signature “Be A Star!” jewelry collection made with real finger starfish, I was thrilled to meet another fellow “Starfish Lady” who I now consider a friend!
Susan Fairgrieve, a graphic artist and accomplished photographer, first debuted her signature Coastal Collection photography series back in 2010 to much acclaim. This lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore credits her late husband, Scott Sinclair Fairgrieve, for the inspiration behind this ever popular collection created by, and for, a lover of the sea.
Here’s a gallery of some of her signature images from the collection:
Aren’t they exquisite?
The collected treasures from the sea and nautical elements for this series are natural, raw and beautiful—a guaranteed delight to a lover of all things coastal. Susan’s photographs are straight from the New England shores of Block Island, Rhode Island and Martha’s Vineyard, MA to the Jersey Shore, Florida coastline and the Nassau beaches of the Bahamas.
She even features special card sets with these area specific images that make wonderful gifts and beckon me to visit:
Speaking of gifts, these are irresistible:
Then there’s the Holiday series…
If you’ve got coastal fever like I do, then you’ll be wanting to have some of these amazing images framed or as gallery wrapped canvas prints for your home:
Her latest endeavor and addition to this expansive collection is the debut of her Sterling Silver Series of signature starfish jewelry which I’m loving:
Susan’s beautiful Coastal Collection series can be found in numerous stores along the Jersey Shore and worldwide and via her Etsy store. Complete offerings and site info are listed below:
Are you coming to the party?
If you are in the New Jersey area, then please join me on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 7 to 10 pm at ArtSea Gallery for the Opening Reception of Susan’s latest solo Coastal Collection exhibit of framed prints and canvas prints in Sea Bright, New Jersey, a quaint seaside town coming back from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
The gallery is located at 1112 Ocean Avenue. Wine and light fare will be served, so come join us for a beautiful summer evening of coastal delights. All ages are welcome.
The Coastal Collection photography series exhibit runs July 31st through August 21, 2014.