On the magical island of Nantucket Massachusetts right off the cobbled Main Street on 4 Fair Street is the Nantucket Mermaid Studio where artist/entrepreneur, Jeanne van Etten creates and sells her elegantly hand painted boxes, canisters, picture frames, mugs, cards, shells, wall art, cake stands, wall clocks, painted furniture and on and on… with her signature flora and fauna designs, delicate scrolls, dreamy mermaids, friendly whales, whimsical butterflies and lots of other enchanting creations all in delicious, happy colors.
As early as the age of 14 Jeanne recalls hand painting rocks, shells and cards. At the age of 18 while working in a coffee shop a rep from the famous Pappagallo retailer admired the hand painted barrette she was wearing in her hair and soon after that chance encounter Jeanne was hand painting hundreds of barrettes for the chic women’s retail stores. Just one of the many high end retailers that has sought out her artistic talent. Today Jeanne creates a long list of products which she sells online and in her shop on Nantucket. There are even more creations on the horizon including a fabric and wallpaper line! To view more of Jeanne’s work go to www.nantucketmermaid.blogspot.com Or better yet visit her at her studio/retail shop in Nantucket!