Colleen is an artist and surfer in Central 

California. Colleen taught herself to paint

and went on to study art overseas, at the 

L‘Accademia di Belle Arti, an art school 

founded by Michelangelo in Florence. 

Shortly after graduation from UC Santa 

Cruz, she moved to Hawaii and began 

work as a muralist for various Waikiki 

hotels, restaurants, theatres and set 

companies. Colleen returned to Shell Beach, where she works as a studio artist 

and muralist, creating works inspired by her love of the ocean. Check out some of her work in the Box Art program.