Hello, my name is Shalmai (pronounced Shall-my) and I’m a watercolor artist. I enjoy painting flowers and I’m drawn to bright happy colors. I print my art on pillows, mugs and paper products. I’m originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico where my love for art began while I attended art school in old San Juan. I graduated from the art institute of Fort Lauderdale where I majored in Interior design, ( I used watercolors to create design plans). We moved to Indiana in 2010 where I began working as a wedding and portrait photographer (sj2photography), I decided to follow my love for art in 2014 and have done a few shows and have an etsy shop. I decided to slow down on the photography to focus more on my little art shop Love, Shalmai. When I am not busy with work you may find me loving on my guys (pictured on the left). Aren’t they cute? They inspire me every day and I just wouldn’t be able to do what I do without their love and support. You may also find me sipping on a cappuccino, antiquing, laying under the sun , listening to music, doing Yoga, caring for my flowers, or spending time with my lovely friends, Oh and we can’t forget the occasional glass of wine.
Why I do what I do
I love art, I can’t walk away from it as much as I have tried to. I love nature and all the beautiful colors that inspired my work. I am inspired by pretty blooms and vintage illustrations. I print most of my work in my home studio and I love that I can personalize every piece of work I send out. And above all, I love seeing my work used to brighten someones day.
Do you do custom art work?
Yes I do! I love doing custom pieces. Wether it is art prints, invitations, or event decor, I would be up for it! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for custom work inquirers.