Most recognized for her dreamy surfscapes, mermaids, abstract florals, and ethereal coastal paintings, the ocean is at the heart of Maia Negre's work and life. Her artwork is captivating and inspiring, a true confluence of her passions, and an expression of reverance to the beauty of life.

You can find her work all over Santa Cruz County, on the walls of many hotels and established businesses, murals, and clients homes. 

She is also an active participant in the annual Santa Cruz Open Studios Art tour, the Capitola Art & Wine Festival, a collaborating  artist with Merge4socks (see more about her work with Merge4 below), and has become one of Santa Cruz's most beloved and popular artists. 

Her prints, cards and other art products are available in retail stores throughout Northern California, Southern California, and Hawaii. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Painting and a minor in business from San Jose State University. 

When she's not painting and running her art business, this gentle powerhouse can be found on the tennis court, in the yoga studio, or surfing. 

Follow her upcoming shows, projects, processes and inspirations, on Instagram at @maianegre. Contact Maia directly if you are interested in purchasing original works or commissioning custom projects at She would love to hear from you!