I discovered these dreamy paintings by Clare Elsaesser in an Etsy treasury this morning and I'm blown away by the vivid color and romantic subject matter. She's local to me, from the coastal town of Jenner, and many of her paintings use the Pacific as a backdrop, so they feel very personal to this native Northern Califorian. See all her work at Tastes Orangey. There's more. Her husband Kai Samuels-Davis is also an amazing painter. His work is moody and dark, and like his wife, he paints portraits, objects and coastal landscape. Windylane Studio.