Playful Unique Art, Illustration & Murals.
Inspired by Surfing, Nature and Travels.
Based in Ucluelet BC.
Where the wild surf things are
Hi, my name is Karine. I am an artist, surfer and traveler.
After my art studies in Montreal, I have traveled and lived around the world, where I fell in love with surfing.
My work is inspired by nature, the waves, adventures and the island life.
My creative mediums can vary from ink drawings, watercolour paintings, acrylic murals, surfboard art to more recently digital illustration.
I volunteer for the Pacific Rim Surfrider Foundation Art & Design Committee and donate 1% of the Surfshine Art sales to local charities every year.
My philosophy with art is that focusing on joy, kindness and helping people connect with what they love can have powerful positive ripples.
Joy. Art. Inspiration
Surfshine Art=The creative expression of the Love of Surfing, Sunshine, the Ocean, Adventures, Nature and all its inhabitants.
Based on the Canadian West Coast, this is where I draw a lot of my inspiration.
The vision is to promote joy and positive changes through art.
It also aims to promote healthy environments and communities, especially ocean awareness, through conscious actions, art and collaboration. When possible, the materials are sourced and printed on the island, using eco-friendly options available.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
" Karine blessed our retreat center with the most beautiful and magical artwork I have ever seen! She has such vision and can take any idea a person gives her and really run with it.
She made a mural of a jungle forest with flowers, mist and magical scenery that covers the entire side of one of our buildings which really needed something rather than just a bare wall. I asked for certain things in the mural and I was vague because I didn't know exactly how it should look. Even with my vague ideas about what I wanted, she brought it to life in a way I never could have even imagined.
She is amazing! I hope someday she crosses our path again and paints another mural, as I would trust her with any project she does. She is professional, friendly, sweet, and such an easy person to work with. I feel so fortunate to have her beautiful and visionary art in our retreat center forever. Anyone who gets to work with her is truly lucky! "
— Christine Breese, Gaia Sagrada Founder
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Goethe
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