Summer Seafood and African American Art – 5 Decor Pieces for the Foodie

Summer is here and it is all about shrimp and crawfish boils. There is something special about summer seafood in the South. Whether it is from the Gulf Coast or the Low Country, southern seafood is the perfect meal for any hot summer day. Here are at Black Southern Belle we love art and seafood. A�Today we are merging those loves together and curating our favorite Summer Seafood Showcasing African American Art. So start planning your dinner parties and boils and add some great art to your home while you are at it!



1)Title: “Gullah Oyster Roast” Artist: John W. Jones Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas

Who doesn’t a great oyster roast?A�This beautiful piece is one to add your coastal style collection for sure. A�We love all the color and the backdrop of the marshland. All you need is hot sauce, a table, oyster shuckers and friends!


2)Title: “Lowcountry Boil Stew” Artist: John W. Jones Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas

You can never have too many seafood boils. There is nothing like getting the pot ready and cooking outside. Add some seafood, corn, potatoes, and even an egg or two and you have a classic seafood party.

3)Title: “Gullah Oysterman VII” Artist: John W. Jones Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas

You can’t have oysters without an oysterman. Oysters are all about the freshness and these men ensure we have them at the peak of perfection.


4)Gullah Art, African American Art by John Jones at Gallery Chuma, Charleston, SC

Crabbing is a part of southern coastal life. There is nothing like putting gathering your own food for the party.



5)”Awendaw crab crack” by John W. Jones
We live for crab in the South. There is something special about having a crab boil at your home. There are so many memories of watching the men in my family prepare the pot and gathering crab for the event. This piece is the perfect addition to any southern kitchen.

















Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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