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. 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? This beautiful piece is one to add your coastal style collection for sure. 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.
Gordon Parks is a legend in the photography world. If you ever read a New York Times, Vogue or Ebony, you have seen his work. We love all of his work but our favorite pieces are images during the 1950s South. Today we are showcasing 10 Southern Images we Love from Gordon Parks Photography. His […]
Do you love Eve’s Bayou and classic style? Well, you are in for a treat. Today we have curated our 13 Images of Southern Style Inspiration from Eve’s Bayou. These ladies knew how to dress and were the epitome of Black Southern Belle style. Whether you are prepping for a bridal shower or a dinner party, […]
Summer is here and Girls Trips are in full swing. With that in mind, we have compiled 20 Favorite African American Girlfriend Getaways From the Past. There is nothing like getting together with your Black Southern Belle friends taking stylish pictures. These memories last a lifetime, so we decided to share a few of our favorite […]
Pageant culture is a big deal in the South. From sequins to HBCUs, Black Southern Belle women love a good pageant. We have curated 15 African American Pageant Images we adore. These ladies exude all of the style and grace of a Black Southern Belle and are definitely an inspiration for a shopping trip. Check […]
Are you a Black Southern Belle newlywed looking to add some great seating to your first home? Maybe you are a recent grad or new home owner decorating your first real space. Today we have 7 Pieces of Neutral Seating We Love from Taylor King that will look good in any room in your home. Seating is […]
Are you history buff looking to add to your book collection? We are in the same boat. So today we decided to curate a few of our favorite picks of African American History books that will inform you and also look great on your coffee table. There is nothing better than curling up to a […]
Fall is coming before we know and it is the perfect time to get organized before the holidays. Be prepared to eliminate the morning madness with some simple storage solutions to keep the whole family on track. Here are a few of our favorite items to keep organized from the living room to the kitchen […]
Growing up as a Black Southern Belle, we all have memories attending church with our friends and family. There is something special about attending your hometown family church and seeing everyone you know in one room. Today we are showing 12 Pieces of African American Church Art that show just that. These pieces send us back […]
Look for some refined design inspiration? The Darryl Carter Collection for Milling Road, Washington DC designer, Darryl Carter’s is the perfect place to look. If you are mixing modern and traditional decor this is a great place to start. According to ,Washington, DC, based Darryl Carter, “No two homes should ever be the same. ” […]
I grew up in the lowcountry which means seafood is king in my culinary world and I also love carbs, especially biscuits. When you mix the two together, you have a little piece of southern seafood perfection, better known as a Crab Cake Biscuit. If you are feeling inspired to try out this dish, we […]