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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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