"Mustard Flowers" by Shaina Lavine, Mixed Media on Canvas
48" x 36"
Mixed Media on Canvas
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised in Orange County California I enjoyed my adolescent years on the beach at bonfires with my friends and loving the California weather. I graduated high school in 2014 and took a year off to travel. While traveling I discovered my love for designing candles, dream catchers, and jewelry. At 19 I started my first company, Sea Change, where I successfully got my items into eight different stores around the Southern California area. Soon after I started to design custom jackets for children.
After a year of exploration and a thriving small business I decided to further my education by studying business and fashion. I went to college for almost two years when I was offered a modeling contract in Los Angeles. I then decided to move and start working as a full time model. After a few year in Los Angeles I made the move to New York City where I modeled for a year and that is when I accomplished my dream of walking in New York fashion week.
When the pandemic hit I moved back to California to be close to my family. That period of time helped me rediscover my love for being creative. One day while staying at a friend’s house in Bel-Air drawing my abstract faces on a pair of jeans shorts, my friend noticed and asked me to paint something on canvas for the house. I found that painting on canvas was a wonderful way to alleviate the stresses that the uncertain times was putting on all of us. Canvas after canvas was my therapy. I started my first art project, which I call 1156, and after 90 days, I was able to fill the walls of my friend’s beautiful house. From there I started to make art for more homes, stores and restaurants around California.