ARTmonday: 13 Whale Artworks

Since I’m spending the month on the Outer Cape, curating a collection of whale artwork seems fitting. I’ve never actually been on a whale watch, I’ve never read Moby Dick, and I’ve definitely never worn miniature whales on a belt—not even in the ’80s—but I’ve live in New England long enough to appreciate the whale.

My son spent his entire third grade year learning about whales and whaling, though admittedly I didn’t accompany the class on any whaling museum field trips. I did however buy him Don Carney’s Timid Whale print at 20×20. After the boys broke the glass with a football I moved it to their bathroom, where it lives happily.

Here are 13 not too preppy whale artworks—children’s art and grownup specimens—from a variety of artists and shops, including StyleCarrot partners.


Whale Watching  •  Land of Nod


Michael Nowak  •  Whale  •  Society6

Whale Illustration Artwork
Whale Stripe  •  West Elm


AdaLovesTheRain  •  Whale  •  Society6


Zach Terrell  •  Whale   •  Society6


Patrick J. Murphy  •  Whales  •  Saatchi Art


Emily Lankiewicz  •  Nantucket Whale  •  Society6


Jae and Matt Springer  •  Whale View  •  Saatchi Art


Bridget Davison  •  Whale  •  Society6


Terry Fan  •  The Whale  •  Society6


Marcos Bernardes  •  Whale  •  Society6

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Shop art at StyleCarrot partner Serena & Lily >

Shop Serena & Lily Art Collection

Get the Look: Nautical Furnishings & Accessories

If you want to go nautical, here are some great pieces for you, from pillows to rugs, lighting and tabletop treats, and even a brass bed. Plus, the must-have for any laid-back coastal pad, a hammock.


Blue String Pennants, $21.48 at

Boat Buoy Candles, $20/set of 3 at Uncommon Goods.

Sailcloth Coasters, $20/set of 4 at Sea Bags.

Nautical Flag X Pillow, $39.95 at Brass Binnacle.

Large Down East Doormat, $79.95 at The Maine Float-Rope Company.

Seaport Dinnerware, $1.95 – $2.50 at Crate & Barrel.

South Seas Coral Formation, $425 at Sydelle & Jay Livingston, 1st Dibs.

Iron Octopus Sculpture
, $8,500 at Lucca Antiques, 1st Dibs.

Seafood Scissors, $9.95 at Crate & Barrel.

Spinnaker Sail Shower Curtain, $70 at Uncommon Goods.

1930 Classic Cruiser Sailboat, $225  at Newport Nautical Decor.

Wilhem Kage for Gustavsberg Ceramic Vase, $1,700 at Sally Rosen, 1st Dibs.

Coastline Volume II Trimmings by Ralph Lauren Home.

Sign Flags Rug, $137 at Newport Nautical Decor.

Vintage Signal Flag Pillows, $700/pair at Juxtaposition Home, 1st Dibs.

Hither Hills Brass Bed
, starting at $10,000 by Ralph Lauren Home.

French Burlap Covered Bottles, $495 each at English Accent Antiques, 1st Dibs.

Helmet Lamp, $750 by Ralph Lauren Home.

Ralph Lauren Striped Wallcoverings by Ralph Lauren Home.

Island Bay Northshore Rope Hammock, $49.99 at