Okay, so I didn’t get to be at the beach this long weekend, but my sister does (*jealous*) and I’m going to pretend for a little while… that’s where Art by Daina comes in! I think Daina says it best when she describes her artwork on her Etsy profile page:
My latest series of round-themed surf art paintings pull together all the subjects I’ve loved painting over the years- flowers, landscapes, figures, textures- combined with my connection to the ocean and nature. They resonate a kind of nostalgic vintage art-nouveau twist on the classic pin-up girls and retro cars set against lazy summer beach days.
The bright summer and casual feel of her paintings makes me long for a hot day with nothing but sand between my toes, a good book to read and a bag of salt & vinegar chips by my side (I know that’s weird, but the only time I ever eat salt & vinegar chips is at the beach! Maybe they taste better combined with the smell of sunscreen and the grit of sand?!) The surfer themes, along with her beach blossoms and the beautiful rolling waves make me wish I lived in her daydreams.
Daina hails from Halifax, NS, so it’s easy to understand why her inspiration comes so much from nature and the ocean. My memories of holidays in Nova Scotia nearly all include some aspect of the ocean and being at the mercy of the constantly changing weather. The golden light in her pieces is so warm and comforting, I’d love to decorate a room around these colour themes! Her shop has many original paintings available, as well as a few prints and a variety of art cards. For a smaller space, a collection of framed art cards could be a lovely grouping and make for a sweet themed powder room or entry way.
Cheers to the beach!