Meet Jupiter Local Melissa Rinaldi

The Jupiter Local Loves Local Artists

I’m excited to have the opportunity to share a little about one of Jupiter’s busiest artists! You can find her local art all over Jupiter Florida and beyond. Her designs are super colorful and coastal themed. She makes amazing maps of Jupiter and the surrounding towns too! Alright, alright, enough with the chit chat … Meet Jupiter Local Melissa Rinaldi of Co Coastal and make sure you enter the Giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Go Coastal Local Artist Florida Prints

Tell us a little about yourself

Melissa Rinaldi, originally from Kentucky, grew up in the arts and crafts capital of that state, Berea. I was home schooled until high school and I believe that schooling helped foster my creativity. I have been an artist most of my life in some form. I moved to Florida for College in 2000, and have lived in Florida ever since then (except for a brief year in PA). I have been in Jupiter 3 years and have been an artist professionally for about 2 years. I have three children (6,4 and 1) and one dog.

Go Coastal Kids

When did you start the Go Coastal brand and what are the products you offer?

Go Coastal Brand was started last year January 2016. I offer custom artwork, fine art prints and other home decor and clothing items, with designs made from my hand painted work on it.

Where do you get your inspiration for new designs?

Inspiration in Jupiter and Palm Beach County isn’t hard to find. I find much inspiration from nature, as the majority of my work is Coastal related. I also have active followers on social media in which I interact with and get ideas from.

Go Coastal Painted Surfboards

What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

Finding time to do all the paper work, while still leaving time to create, is very challenging.

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

My flexible schedule is very rewarding with small children. Making the world brighter with my artwork is the best thing about what I do.

Go Coastal Melissa

How do you juggle work & family?

Luckily, with artwork, I can do it at any hour and on and off throughout the day. I have time to commit to family events, care for my one year old and juggle pick up schedules for the preschooler and 1st grader.

Where can we find Go Coastal online?

The widest variety of my products are on Etsy @gocoastalstudio. I also have a website You can find me on Facebook @gocoastalstudio and Instagram @mrinaldi

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

All Fall/Holiday Season events will be posted to the Go Coastal Facebook Page.

Join Go Coastal Saturday Nov. 4th 2017 at Deck the Palms 

It’s Giveaway Time On The Jupiter Local!

Enter to win a $25 Go Coastal gift certificate! Use it to purchase one of Melissa’s Coastal Pumpkins or put it towards anything else in her etsy shop! It’s super easy to enter. Just leave a comment with what your favorite Go Coastal product is on this post and be entered to win! Winner will be announced Friday, October 6th.

Thank you for sharing your story and your images, Melissa!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! ❤️ Nicole


21 thoughts on “Meet Jupiter Local Melissa Rinaldi

  1. Melissa is an amazing artist and I LOVE her work. We discovered her at the Jupiter Fall Fest last year and have purchased a few prints, mugs, and have commissioned two pet portraits. I love her Blue Octopus design and can’t wait to design a room around her awesome pieces!

  2. Just started following Melissa a few months ago and love ALL her work! As a previous Jupiter resident I’dlove bringing her fun coastal prints into my home in PA. I always have a little piece of paradise on display!

  3. I LOVE her painted pumpkins! I just recently stumbled upon Melissa’s Etsy shop and Instagram feed. I’m really crushing on untraditional fall colors, and she nailed it! 💞

  4. I love all Melissa’s artwork! Everything is so beautiful! However, my absolute favorite item is the sea turtle pumpkin! 🐢🐢

  5. Recently purchased one of Melissa”s long sleeve shirts with the Jupiter/Tequesta area maps on back.. I love it and all her work! Would love to purchase the blanket soon. So very talented!

  6. I am so happy with my custom made map of the Sea of Abaco that Melissa painted for me. She had it finished within two days of my request and had it shipped within the week! Her artwork will light up any room, outfit, or pumpkin 🙂 thank you Melissa!

  7. I love Melissa’s painted pumpkins. Especially the octopus design. Will definitely be buying some of her beautiful maps. Her love and pride for what she does really shows in all her work.

  8. I love all of her watercolors!!! If I won I’d get the Pink Watercolor Greeting Cards for myself or one of the awesome Christmas ornaments for a gift.

  9. Love the work of this local artist! She has an amazing talent and I can’t wait to see where her business goes! My most favorite item in her shop is the flamingo beach towel and also the flamingo reindeer Christmas cards! They are SO cute! Everyone go check her Etsy out you won’t regret it!!

    1. Congrats Michelle! You are the winner!! I have sent you an email with all the details on how to claim your prize. Enjoy!!

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