Why The Midwest Is The Best Place For Nature Art

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The holiday season is the perfect time of the year to make fond memories with those you love. Perhaps, you’re the proud parent of young kids. If your children will be out of school for a couple of weeks over the Christmas holidays, plan something special for them. Consider introducing them to the visual arts. To help you accomplish this worthwhile task, take your little ones to a few art galleries and museums in your part of the country. While at these exciting places, talk about the paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other forms of visual art on display. On this blog, I hope you will discover fun ways to help your kids become interested in the visual arts. Enjoy!

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Why The Midwest Is The Best Place For Nature Art

17 July 2019
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Strolling through Minnesota art galleries, you are likely to see a lot of nature canvas art. It stands to reason that just about any city or state that you visit in the Midwest will have a wide variety of nature art. There are certainly plenty of reasons for it, and the following highlight why this particular subject is most common in the art from this region.

So Much Wildlife, It Is Even on the Lawn

If you drive through any Midwestern city, the thing that will strike you as most interesting is that people seem to allow all kinds of wildlife to enter their yards. In fact, they encourage a lot of animals to enter their yards. From a half dozen different kinds of bird feeders to the squirrel feeders that feature a cob of corn for the squirrels to the deer apples that invite wild deer, there are lots of wild animals everywhere. The animals do not seem to mind this shared space either. Some will walk right up to porches and a few really brazen beasts have been known to enter shops and homes to check things out before getting spooked and trying to run away. With all of the wildlife everywhere, a lot of artists here are eager to capture these moments with these creatures and "be one with nature."

The Changing of the Seasons Is Pretty 

All joking about the weather aside, there are four seasons in the Midwest. People gravitate toward spring and fall scenes because of the lush amount of color popping on the trees in autumn and the abundance of wildflowers and planted flowers in the spring. Some people also like the crystalline beauty of winter, in spite of the cold. In summer, artists are more likely to paint scenes of the many boats and watercraft out on the lakes and rivers. If you like a particular season of the year, then the Midwest is the place to get your paintings of that season. 

There Are Cabins and Quiet Resorts Galore

To paint, artists need peace and quiet, especially if they want to paint nature. Technically, the sounds of nature are still present, but they tend to evoke a certain amount of inspiration in some artists. The Midwest is dotted with many places where cabins and quiet resorts offer idyllic places to create art, and that is what makes this region of the country prolific in its nature art. 

If you would like to learn about Minnesota nature canvas art, contact an art gallery near you.