Coastal Art at New Elements

Catherine Lea,  Crab Catch , acrylic, 23” x 29”

Catherine Lea, Crab Catch, acrylic, 23” x 29”

artGuide Magazine is pleased to discuss Coastal Art with one of our favorite galleries, Wilmington art gallery, New Elements.  Showcasing a wide variety of artwork, this North Carolina art gallery is a must visit for anyone in Wilmington.


Wilmington, North Carolina offers a unique geographic diversity that inspires many artists, drawing them to the area.  Most of the art New Elements Gallery exhibits is bright and has a coastal influence, but here are several artists that are heavily influenced by the flora and fauna of this area.

Owen Wexler is a painter of light and a seasoned local artist.  Working mostly in acrylic his subjects are often the area’s largest botanical garden Airlie Gardens, the riverfront, as well as the historic district downtown.  

Growing up as an aerialist in the circus as a child, Fritzi Huber was very well traveled. Climbing the ladder to the high wire in the dark she looked down at the other performers in the big top.  Her art is an aerial view hung on the wall; a painting created with handmade paper, found objects, and paint.  Most of her pieces are inspired by the bounty the tide brings from the deep to the beach.

Catherine Lea is inspired by not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also farm life.  Catherine is an accomplished acrylic artist that loves to paint rural scenes of the sweet goats and chickens on her friend’s farm, beautiful still lifes of marine animals, and also landscapes of Bald Head Island and the Wilmington shore.

New Elements Gallery
Wilmington, NC
201 Princess St., Wilmington, NC



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