Remember summer vacation? Sigh. For most of us, the older we get, the more summer becomes a state of mind and less a state of lazy freedom. But some things stay the same. The days are longer and the sun, hopefully, warmer. We might be enjoying the extra hours of sunlight from indoors, but, you have to admit, it does make a difference. When I think "summer," I still get that warm buzzy kid feeling and everything seems a little brighter.
It's a great time of year in terms of imagery as well—playful, colorful, and lush. And so many things and feelings are specific to this season and this season only; summer love and outdoor grilling don't happen in the snow, now do they? Even if you won't be unwinding on the beach this summer, you can (and should) embrace that vacation-y vibe in your own home.
I've rounded up 30 of my favorite art prints that best capture the energy of the season. Pump up the AC and click through the gallery below to shop my picks!
Leah Reena Goren, 'Surfers,' assorted frame and size options available, $39-$399, available at Urban Outfitters.
Stephanie Ungers, 'Braids' postcards, $15, available at Tictail.
Elodie Lascar, 'Itsi Bitsi' risograph on A3 paper, $16.73, available at Boucherie.biz.
Rebecca Clarke, Herb Poster, silk-screen on grey paper, 11x17”, $30, available at RebeccaClarke.bigcartel.com
Amanda Leon, Sun Salutation Yoga Poster, color print on paper Hahnemuhle Photo Rag de 188g, 19.6x27.5 inches, $55.37, available at Etsy.
Georgia O’Keefe, 'Brooklyn Bridge' Print, 16”x20”, $25, available at Brooklyn Museum Shop.
Debbie Carlos, Fan Palm With Anthuriums Art Print, assorted frame and size options available, $19 - $399, available at Urban Outfitters.
Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Print 1, Wishing Stones Blue, $130, available at Little Paper Planes.
Meaghan Curry, 'Ocean I,' from $50, available at Eventide Collective.
Alexander Grahovsky, 'How Far Is A Light Year?,' 8x8”, $22, available at Society6.
Georges, 'Lazy Surf' print, A3 uncoated paper, $32, available at Tictail.
Carolina Mizrahi, 'Eve 03,' fine art giclee print 23.4x33.1”, $1,313.03, available at Tictail.
Carolyn Gavin, 'Protea Bouquet' print, 8.75x11”, $19.42, available at Etsy.
Samantha Muljat, 'Regiver' Art Print, assorted frame and size options available, $29 - $399, available at Urban Outfitters.
Isabelle Fellu, 'Insects & Turban' framed art print mini - 10” x 12”, $45, available at Society6.
Annu Kilpelainen, 'Bass' Art Print, Assorted Frame and size options available, $19 - $399, available at Urban Outfitters.
Giovanna Lopalco, 'Pack of Two' print, $8.92, available at Pelodicane.bigcartel.com
Bijou Karman, 'Glasses' Screen Print, 11x17”, $6, available at Etsy.
Andy Warhol, 'I Love You So' matted print, 11x14”, $14.95, available at MoMA.
Marcus Oakley, 'Hill' Art Print, assorted frame and size options available, $19 - $399, available at Urban Outfitters.
Kati Dimoff, 'Field I,' from $50, available at Eventide Collective.
Jessica Cannon, 'Print 1, The Three Conflicts,' $130, available at Little Paper Planes.
Beth Hoeckel, Terrarium Art Print Mini, 10x8”, $22, available at Society6.
Studio Pale Grain, 'The Coil,' 30x40cm, $45, available at Tictail.com
Clare Elaesser, 'Day’s End' wall art, 22x19”, $228, available at Anthropologie.
Lucy Sherston, 'Sausage Woman II,' $45, available at Tictail.
Sarah Walsh, 'Slay' print, 8x10”, $20, available at Etsy.
Gustav Klimt, 'The Park' print, 11x14”, $17.95, available at MoMA.
Amber Vittoria, 'Stirrup Leggings,' Art Print Mini, 7”x10”, $30, available at Society6.
Tara Booth, 'Tubin'' print, $25, available at TaraBooth.com.
Danielle Kroll, 'Vanity' digital print, $35, available at Tictail.