Posts Tagged ‘wall art’


1st Quarter 2012 Iron Fish Designs-”West Tisbury” Sculpture from the “Martha’s Vinyard/Nantucket

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

1st Quarter 2012 Iron Fish Designs-”West Tisbury” Sculpture from the “Martha’s Vinyard/Nantucket” Collection

West Tisbury 2012 Iron Fish Sculpture

West Tisbury 2012 Iron Fish Sculpture

Click above “West Tisbury” photo for sizes and prices


This New “West Tisbury” Iron Fish sculpture has subtle sea foam green paint on the body with hints of reds and blues on the fins and tails.  This coastal sculpture looks beautiful in all sizes in any beach home.  Try schooling them together in different sizes for effect.

The Iron Fish Gallery-  Sculptor Chase Allen specializes in handcrafting vintage finished coastal wall art and beach house decor from raw sheets of steel

**each coastal sculpture is gift wrapped becoming a perfect beach house gift or coastal wall art decoration of your choice.

Handcrafted “Cooked” Red Crab Wall Art Sculpture as Coastal Decor

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

“Cooked” Red Crab Wall Art Sculpture as Coastal Decor-Handcrafted by Metal Artist Chase Allen

red crab art coastal kitchen

red crab art coastal kitchen

An awesomely beautiful alternative to the popular blue crab art sculpture is this “cooked” red crab art sculpture found in this incredible coastal kitchen.  These crab sculptures start at $175 and go up in size to a $500 option.

These coastal sculptures are beach house decor at their finest with a vintage finish for a timeless appeal.

Mahi Mahi Sculpture-Dolphin Art for the wall

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Mahi Mahi Sculpture-Dolphin Art for the wall

mahi mahi / dolphin sculpture coastal bedroom

mahi mahi / dolphin sculpture coastal bedroom

Eat the meat but keep the trophy?  Here is your option to skip the trip to the taxidermist when you catch that trophy Mahi Mahi / Dolphin.  This steel sculpture is an artistic rendering of your catch at what ever size you want handcrafted by renowned coastal sculptor Chase Allen at The Iron Fish Studio.  Not photographed but as easily accomplished are Chase Allen’s renderings of wall hung sail fish, tuna, wahoo, bonita, cobia, and many other sought after sport fish.

mahi mahi dolphin mounted sculpture

mahi mahi dolphin mounted sculpture

5 foot mahi mahi sculpture–$525

4 foot mahi mahi sculpture--$425


The Classic Coastal Decorated Cottage Porch

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Classic Coastal Decorated Cottage Porch

coastal cottage decor porch

coastal cottage decor porch

This coastal cottage porch is strikingly simple with it’s fresh colors in the furniture that is so well matched with the handcrafted Iron Fish sculptures in the back ground.  You can see this customers attention to detail from first glance.  These coastal wall art sculptures(2 large, 1 medium, and 1small) hang from the wall with ease and can be adjusted to have the appearance of swimming up or downstream.  If you have a collection of these handcrafted coastal sculptures, adjust their angles often to keep people guessing.

The Iron Fish Gallery – Specializing in handcrafting coastal wall art sculptures

Vintage Coastal Decor- Decorating Ideas for Handcrafted Wall Sculptures

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Vintage Coastal Decor- Decorating Ideas for Handcrafted Wall Sculptures

metal fish

metal fish

This is a classic Iron Fish picture from the vault.  This is a 2007 design but this photo never gets old!  With such neutral colors, this vintage fish sculpture fits perfectly to keep the light in the room while adding an antiqued piece of art that fits perfectly with that old farm sink.  This fish art sculpture basically takes a neutral room and turns it in to the perfect coastal decorated kitchen.

The Iron Fish Gallery – Specializing in handcrafted coastal wall art sculptures at their finest!!!

Design Editor, Steele Marcoux gives tips on decorating with cool whites.

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Design Editor, Steele Marcoux gives tips on decorating with cool whites in Coastal Living

coastal decor fish sculpture

coastal fish sculpture

1.  Paint walls, ceilings, trim, and doors the same shade of white to create a uniform backdrop. Surfaces painted one color blend seamlessly, allowing natural wood floors or furnishings to steal the show.

2.  Give monochromatic rooms interest and depth with texture. Go for the look of an old beach shack by coating wooden walls in white. Once dry, sand planks to reveal glimpses of the wood beneath.

3.  This simple, sun-bleached palette produces a clean, airy atmosphere, allowing dramatic views or artwork to take center stage.

4.  Don’t overlook what lies below. White floors do show scratches and dirt, but their brilliant sheen is unmatched. Porch and floor enamel can be tinted and will protect against heavy foot traffic.

5.  Build around one soothing white, then add colorful accents. Choose paints with tints of blue, gray, or pink to prevent rooms from looking washed out.

6.  Pair soft upholstery and white walls with dark wood floors for richness and warmth. You can achieve the same effect on a smaller scale with wood tables or even baskets.

7.  Install white beaded board and retro appliances to create classic cottage style in the kitchen. Oil-rubbed hardware provides dramatic contrast.–note lobster decor by sink

8.  Consider white walls your easel. Art assumes greater prominence when placed in a white interior. Gallery owners have long displayed artwork against white walls for maximum effect.

9.  A simple arrangement of greenery becomes sculptural when set against bright white interiors. Remember, less is more: A few carefully chosen accessories with large proportions will make an instant impression.

beach house decor

beach cottage decorating

Coastal Colors: Citrus

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
beach home decor

citrus coastal decor ideas with current iron fish sculpture options

Decorating Tips From Coastal Living Online:

Tangy yellows and zesty oranges add fresh-squeezed style to any interior or exterior space.

Decorate Sparingly

These bright shades aren’t for the faint of heart. Bring sunny hues into your home and celebrate summer all year. Keep it simple. Walls painted a bold citrus color allow you to decorate with just a few understated pieces.

vintage Iron Fish Sculpture for Citrus Decor

Vintage Iron Fish Sculpture to Match Citrus Coastal Decor

Vintage Coastal Lobster Sculpture Decor-Insight on the Artists Palate

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
vintage lobster sculpture, vintage signs, vintage coral light fixture

vintage coastal decor

Vintage Lobster Sculpture Decor

Well, this title almost sums up how I describe my coastal sculptures.  Actually, I usually answer when asked that I “specialize in forging vintage finished coastal sculptures out of sheet metal” so not to be misleading and of course to not so much beat around the bush.

I thought that I would simply mention that most beach house decorations that hit home with my coastal decor palate are the ones that have “vintage” accents(so long as they are not obviously mass produced of course).  Bring on the cracked paint that sat in the sun for 20 + years.  Bring on the faded wood that looks like the paint is now more of a lightened stain.  Check out that mural on the side of the old brick building.  I also find examples of this vintage effect on old lobster and crab trap bouys, on old wooden boats, and even on old pieces of painted furniture.  No one can top mother natures paint brush so don’t even try.

This “vintage effect” is the appeal I work towards when creating my nautical sculptures.  I want my customers to have a hand crafted piece of art that looks as if it could have been made 50+ years ago or as if they found the piece in an old abandoned beach house in Nantucket(no, I have no idea if such a house exists so don’t ask:-).

I have worked for 10 years to perfect this “vintage coastal finish” in all of my mermaid, fish, crab, and lobster sculptures and I owe any success that I have found to my observation of good old mother nature.  This photograph of Kim Jackson’s lobster sculpture mixed with the vintage light fixture works perfect as designed!!!

More Customer Photo’s For Iron Fish art, crab art, & mermaid art Coastal Decor Competition

Monday, April 12th, 2010
susan

mermaid sculpture-coastal art-nautical decor-beach house decor

Customer’s Collection of Photographs of Iron Fish and Mermaid Coastal Decor

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

These photographs have been sent in by past customers and are displayed here as coastal decor ideas and concepts.   To enter the Iron Fish Contest for a $200 Gift Certificate,  please email all of your iron fish sculpture photographs to chase@ironfishart.com.

iron mermaid sculptures and fish sculptures as coastal decor

iron mermaid sculptures and fish sculptures as coastal decor

Suzanne Shrimsher's Iron Fish collection--Coastal Decor

Suzanne Schrimsher's Iron Fish collection--Coastal Decor

vicky evans mermaid sculpture-coastal decor

vicky evans mermaid sculpture-coastal decor

jane stouffer iron fish sculpture photo contest

jane stouffer iron fish sculpture photo contest

three foot mermaid sculpture perfect coastal decor

Lisa Webster three foot mermaid sculpture perfect coastal decor

mermaid sculpture and mixed school of fish..true coastal decoration

Jennifer Risey mermaid sculpture and mixed school of fish..true coastal decoration