In Fairfield County Connecticut, which is where I’m from, boating happens to be a very popular activity, and that part of the country also has beautiful landscapes. I have noticed that many galleries out there display paintings of boats and landscapes. Those subjects are usually the heart of the Fairfield County art world. If you visit galleries in the western states like Texas, Arizona and New Mexico you’ll notice that their galleries have paintings of cowboys, the Grand Canyon and cactuses. It’s often based on what communities are known for.
But just now I did an image search on Google on the art scenes in the major cities around the country, and I came across tons of outstanding art, but I can’t figure out what their subjects are based on. Go figure. You see it all, different subjects left and right. It’s funny because when I compare the art in big cities to the art in small towns it makes sense to me that young creative people from small towns out in the middle of nowhere who are misunderstood by everyone there run away to a big place like New York City.