Elena Merlina at The Driftwood Art Company

Elena is an Italian artist who is traveling the world on a sailboat.  She collects then treats driftwood before painting her beautiful surroundings on them.

With every new country and culture she encounters, her artistic inspiration gets renewed. 

"I find overlooked beauty is everywhere.  Whether it's people, architecture, or nature  - most things simply need a slight shift in perspective and some attention to become beautiful again.  My painting medium is the same  - old nautical charts and discarded driftwood get a second chance at life with some simple brush strokes and color."