Elisabeth Maurland was born and raised outside of Oslo, Norway, and spent her summers in Risør, on the southeastern coast.
As for most Norwegians, the sea, the mountains, and the forest were always close at hand, and swimming, fishing, bird watching, skiing, and hiking were everyday activities.
Her love for nature has made its way into her designs, as well as her Scandinavian need for color.
She now lives and works in beautiful Decorah, Iowa, with her husband, daughter, two cats, a hamster, and two fish.
My whole life has been tied to the Ocean in one way or another. My childhood was spent exploring the Olympic Peninsula: fishing in Sekiu, WA, swimming in the Pacific Ocean or boating the San Juan Island with my Great Grandparents. The Ocean was my first love. It awoken something inside my soul and I felt complete. Then I met my husband who shared a love for the Sea. Fast forward almost 10 years and our two little girls surf with dolphins here on the California Central Coast.
I have been an artist my whole life and when I decided to start selling my work I didn't want to just sell things. I wanted to inspire others. Loving the Ocean and caring for it and its creatures is important. However, so is loving oneself. With the Ocean as my muse, I create pieces that speak to your soul, inspire you to love oneself and follow your dreams. You are deep and wondrous just like the Ocean.
Interested in collaborating and cross-promoting with us and being housed and featured in our Artist Collaborations line?
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