summer art gallery wall Erika Brechtel

I had to be in rainy London at a Royal Academy of Arts exhibit to see Santa Monica artist Richard Diebenkorn’s sunny Ocean Park 116, 1979 (above, a longtime fave!). But standing in front of the massive canvas, I could almost feel the sun on my skin, and a nostalgia for warmer days brought an instant smile to my face.

And now, my favorite season is back! Here are a few picks old and new to let the soft breezes of summer in…

Lulu DK, Rowan /  Mark Rothko, Untitled 1, 1967 / Nicole Cohen, Two Palms Mint / Slim Aarons, Britt Ekland, 1969 / Judith Gigliotti, Tropea Umbrellas IIRichard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park 116, 1979 / Max Wanger, Solitude / Urban Road, Tropical 2 / Andy Warhol, Sunset, Pink

Do you redecorate seasonally too?

A side note (that also made me smile!): the center beach photograph is by a past client of mine from many years ago whom I adore, Judith Gigliotti!


Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).