Whether you live in the bustle of the city, calm of the country or serenity of the seaside, these landscape art prints guarantee you wake up to a breath-taking view…
There are so many reasons why a nature-themed landscape print is a real winner when redecorating your home. While we’re big fans of movements and styles like pop art, modernism and contemporary art, artistic tastes and trends tend to develop and evolve, and that means that a piece that’s rooted in a specific ‘genre’ can become less fashionable and struggle to keep up with ever-evolving taste in home décor. Nature landscapes, on the other hand, are timeless. A painting that depicts wondrously sweeping scenery such as stunning sunsets, moody forests or alluring seascapes will stay beautiful long into the future.
Art depicting nature also has a calming influence on those who view it. A peaceful scene like a mountain range, waterfall or national park can bring a sense of tranquility to your home. And if you live in an urban area like a city centre, or in an apartment with limited green space, a pastoral landscape on the wall offers an opportunity to reconnect with nature and escape somewhere beautiful in your mind whenever you look at it.
At Art Republic, we have an entire collection of nature-themed prints to explore, but here, we’ll take a closer look at a few of our favourite pastoral landscapes that bring a glimpse of the natural world inside:
While this stunning photograph by Richard Heeps is far from your usual pastoral landscape piece, we love the cinematic style of its composition and the contrast between the buildings and the looming, icy mountains in the background. Shot in a small town in California where several classic Western movies were produced, Lone Pine, California is a riot of colour that almost depicts two seasons and climates in the same photograph.
It’s not just paintings and photos, or even natural landscapes that can brighten up a living space. A great collage can also do the same, and this piece by Jayson Lilley does a fantastic job of capturing the London skyline with a combination of inspired collage work and painting. We love the squiggles of green that represent the trees lining the walk on either side of the river, set against the very recognisable London skyline. And with that golden backdrop, this landscape reserves a different style and technique for each layer, creating an immersive multi-dimensional effect and transporting us to Waterloo Bridge on a summer’s evening.
Mixed media artist Oli Mumby has a standout style that reflects the uniquely intense way he observes the world around him, finding curious patterns in the treelines and their rippled reflections in the river below. Using a variety of different approaches to the piece, Mumby creates a pastoral landscape that is both intriguing and has a calming influence that would make it perfect for a hallway, living room or even a home office.
Swedish photographer Keekopie lives in a village surrounded by forests, and her fascination with the natural world on her doorstep inspired this fantastic photo of trees almost in formation. We love the dreamlike colours that have made their way into the piece, with the bright red of the tree bark standing out against broodingly dark forest. Plus, the trees themselves give a sense of depth that you can simply lose yourself in.
At first glance, it looks like a classic 18th century pastoral painting. But look a little closer and you’ll notice something that doesn’t exactly ‘belong’ in the landscape. We’re huge fans of Haus of Lucy’s work, from her modern twists on Georgian portraits to her witty appropriations of natural scenes, buildings, and town centres. But the jarring feeling that the addition of the motorway sign evokes in this piece is what makes M25 stand out for us. It adds another, unexpected dimension, and a sense of humour to a genre of art that is rarely known for it.
If you’re looking for a dramatic and eye-catching dark painting to hang on your wall at home, take a look at Kurai Mori by London based Robert Owen Bloomfield. Bloomfield has mastered the art of monochromatic landscapes that capture a certain atmosphere, and Kurai Mori flaunts an incredible depth and realism using a combination of silhouettes and spray paint to allude to the scene rather than reveal it in its entirety. With a very limited colour palette, Bloomfield’s work has a strong presence that adds a big statement to any room at home.
Why choose between a landscape photo and a print of a painting when you can have both? Blossom in the Morning: Essex by Will Claridge merges both art forms, with a blurred photograph of a field in the background and splashes of paint in the foreground overlaying a row of flowers in bloom. Blurring the line between reality and perception, this is a nature-themed landscape with tons of personality, making it a real contender to add to a lounge or bedroom.
There you have it. Seven of our favourite landscape pieces from some of the best up-and-coming talent in the country. Whether you’re looking for a stunning photo, uniquely beautiful painting or something in between, you’ll find the perfect art to bring home in Art Republic’s landscape wall art collection. And if you still can’t decide, don’t forget to check out our blog to find new inspiration, discover new artists, and learn neat tips and tricks on adding artwork to every room in your home.