Our Story

Hi!  My name is Kristina & I'm the founder & designer behind Painted by the Shore (PS) &amp. I'm so glad you're here.

If you know me, you know I love art.  It's one of my biggest passions, along with writing, & has been for my whole life.  Some of my fondest memories of childhood include crafting with my mother & using my imagination to create things & play games with my Grandfather. 


Drawing inspiration from everyday life & living on the Connecticut shoreline I founded Painted by the Shore (PS) in April of 2013 (nearly 4 years ago, I can hardly believe it!).  At the time I was a 40 hour a week Corporate Accountant in need of a creative outlet.

Since then PS has grown into more than I could have imagined that spring.  Leading me to leave the corporate world for my home studio.

I am constantly amazed when customers share stories of how our pieces brought joy to them or to their friends & family as gifts.  It warms my heart beyond words.

All of our painting is still done locally in my hometown of Branford CT & we source as many supplies as possible from other small businesses around the United States.

Be sure to pop in our Etsy Shop & follow us on Instagram for behind the scenes photos, the occasional giveaway & a look into my life which inspires every piece of art that you see leave our home.