Elise Nicole Kirkpatrick is originally from Texas and started painting when she moved to Hawaii as a teenager. There, she fell in love with surfing, the ocean, and the aloha spirit. 
 
Elise is a self-taught artist and expresses her passion with her signature bold, warm colors inspired by Hawaiian sunsets. Her works reflect the feminine side of surfing, represented by the long flowing hair of a surf siren in many of her pieces. Elise strives to remain planet-friendly and often uses reclaimed objects as her canvas. Her work has been displayed in many galleries in Hawaii, California, and on the east coast. She has also been featured in many magazines such as FreeSurf Magazine and Ocean Magazine. 
 
To see and learn more about Elise and her art, visit www.saltwaterdiary.com