Mermaid’s Coin is a fledgling, Melville-based business creating ocean-inspired ‘surf art’ that is vibrant, retro and fun. Here in Australia, on our 'Island Home', lots of people have a deep love of the ocean. Through Mermaid’s Coin, I combine my two passions, surfing and making, to create limited edition artworks and objects evocative of the beach, ocean and surf culture.
Established in 2013, the idea for my business name came from one of the legends about Sand Dollars (Clypeasteroida) or Sea Biscuits. One tale goes that they are coins dropped from mermaids' purses and washed to shore.
Mermaid's Coin is made for the surfer girls, surfers at heart, those decking out a beach house, or just wanting a little bit of Summer to hang on their wall.
I currently sell fine art intaglio prints; watercolour artwork; hand-painted canvas pouches, essential oil bags and caddies; letter writing sets and other stationery; greeting cards; painted surfboard fins and allen keys; giclee prints and my surfer survival kit.