oversized ocean photographic prints by tricia mckellar

Last weekend as I was thumbing through Instagram, I stumbled upon an oversize framed photograph of the sea by a designer/blogger I follow and stopped dead in my tracks; it was absolutely beautiful! A little sleuthing after I couldn’t get it out of my head and I discovered that it cost a pretty penny (I’m talking well, WELL into the thousands of dollars).  Now, I’m all about investing in a piece of art or photography that you absolutely LOVE and that not only reflects your taste, style and personality, but also if it’s something you just can’t stop thinking about, HOWEVER, if you can save a little dough in the process (and have more to spend on lighting, accessories and window treatments), I’m all for it!  I got to thinking of Raleigh-based photographer Tricia McKellar; I had done a post on her oversize ocean prints a few years ago and so I checked to see if she was still selling and she was!  The best part is that her work is not only beautiful, but she is super affordable – I’m talking 40×60 inch prints for $425!  Considering how much it costs to frame a print of that size (which is ridiculous in and of itself), it’s nice to get a break on the actual art, don’t you think?  Here are a few of my favorites:

To see more of Tricia’s work, check out her website and to see what she has available for sale, check out her Etsy shop.  Happy Hump Day, friends!


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  1. Kate on March 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Woooooow, those are incredible!

  2. Kelly Stivers on March 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    She is very talented, Kate – and I still can't believe the price point!

  3. angie on March 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Beautiful prints! I recently purchased a huge print (replica) of Lord Byron's Octopus print. When I looked into getting it framed, even with Michael's 50% off custom framing coupon, it was still going to be sooo expensive. So, I scoured the classified sites and thrift stores for large frames. I ended up finding one for $25. I just had to have the mat cut down to size and spray painted the frame and it's perfect!

  4. Kelly Stivers on March 4, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Angie, that's amazing!! It really is crazy how expensive it is to get a custom frame and when it's for an oversize print, forget about it! It was almost $600 a piece to frame the nautical charts over my sofa-each! So, I made my own 🙂

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