About Mermaid's Coin
Through Mermaid’s Coin, I combine my two passions, surfing and making, to create limited edition artworks and objects evocative of the beach, ocean and surf culture. It is a one-woman, Fremantle-based business creating ‘surf art’ that is vibrant, retro and fun.
Established in 2013, the idea for the name came from one of the legends about Sand Dollars (Clypeasteroida) or Sea Biscuits. One tale goes that they are coins dropped from mermaids' purses and washed to shore.
I currently sell fine art intaglio prints, giclee prints, cards, accessories and home decor via my Etsy shop, artisan markets and local stockists.
Mermaid's Coin is made for the surfer girls, surfers at heart, those decking out a beach house, or just wanting a little bit of Summer to hang on their wall.
A BIT ABOUT THE ARTIST . . .
I have always been a maker. When travelling around the world in 2010 on a 'surfari', I was inspired by artists in California and Hawaii, who use their medium to express their love of, and relationship with the ocean.
Back on our 'Island Home', of course, lots of people have a deep love of the ocean and it finally clicked to combine my two passions.
I now create art that captures the surfing lifestyle.
A sunset surf with your girlfriend, a glassy, knee high ride at dawn, escaping with the girls for a weekend of adventure, getting lost and finding yourself, lone walks on the beach, finding shells, connecting with nature and having fun!
I pride myself on my attention to detail. Wherever possible products, are made from sustainable materials. Collagraph prints are created using traditional printmaking techniques, water-based inks, and an etching press and then tinted with artist quality watercolours – so each one is unique.