About the Artwork

Detail Videos of Lindsay Rapp Original Paintings

For Some of Us, The Ocean Lives Within.


As many have done in mythology, I relate the beauty and energy of water to feminine power. Water has long been equated with the feminine aspects of creation, nature and spirituality. I see the ocean as life giving, fertile, powerful, sensual, changing and mysterious. In my art, my brush strokes mimic expressions of water. My paints create currents, splashes and fluidity. I am inspired by water's glimmering interaction with light. I discovered a unique technique to imitate the effects of water's refractive nature: using rare precious materials such as genuine metallic seashells, dichroics, 24k gold, silver, and using layers of translucent, reflective plexiglass. The harmony of these elements combined with the dichotomy of my muses' power and softness reflects my interpretation of the sea in relation to femininity.


A Portion of All Sales are Donated to Ocean Conservation

About The Artist

Spending my days creating artwork by the sea is everything I have always dreamt for since I was young. Born and raised in Florida, my passion for painting was discovered when I was 4 years old.
(click video to view my first interview on TV after winning my first contest)

Endless hours of my youth were spent at the beach, painting and analyzing the colorful movement of the waves. My brother & I were practically raised on a sailboat. My dad, a recreational surfer from Newport Beach, passed down his love of water to me. He would always teach me about the waves and beauty in the ocean... Since then, I have always been pulled towards the sea.

Fueled by curiosity and an eagerness to grow in my craft, I left Clearwater Beach in 2009 to attend a dual degree program in Philadelphia, at both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. My days were spent over books in the library and sleepless nights were spent creating paintings in the studio.

After graduating in 2015 at the age of 24, I opened up my first Art Studio Gallery in Old City, Philadelphia on Gallery Row. It was an incredible time of my life and such a successful 4 year experience. During my time in the city, much of my inspiration came from dreams and memories of the beach in Florida and California. Philadelphia had inspired my art by strengthening my identity and connection to the ocean as my home.

During my travels to different bodies of water, I felt driven to create artwork to raise awareness and funds to help conserve the ocean and its marine life. In 2018, at the age of 27, I opened up a new Art Studio Gallery in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach, California. The large masses of foot traffic that passed through daily connected me with such incredible collectors from all over the world, boosting my career in giving me inspiration, new perspectives, and insight into our shared love of mermaids, oceans, and art.

(Click the image below to see a 3D tour of the Art Gallery!)

A Percentage of All Art Sales are Dedicated Towards
Ocean Conservation Charities


After a few amazing years in Laguna Beach, my husband, Richard, and I decided our next adventure would be back in Florida! Saint Petersburg has already begun to feel like home; I've been loving diving into my paintings all day and night, dedicating my full focus on bettering my craft, and starting a family with my husband, Richard Liang.  

Spending my days working as a professional artist is a dream come true. I sometimes still can't believe it; it feels surreal! It is all thanks to the love and support of my family, my husband, and every customer who has invested in welcoming my artwork into their home. Thank you for taking the time to experience my artwork and to read a little bit more about my life. Feel free to reach out to me, I would love to get to know you too!

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