Our Story

Daina with camera

Hey there! Who is the crazy couple behind this exciting road-trip, you might be wondering? We’re dreamers and doers. We’re both self-employed and we’re our own employees- one as an artist, the other as a contractor/carpenter, and together as rookie income property investors, a fancy term for landlords. Neither of us have university degrees; we taught ourselves much of what we know through trial and error and by reading, watching, and inquiring.

I’m Daina- the creator behind all things online, on canvas, and on film for The Painted Road Project, as well as the navigator and story-teller. I’m a professional artist who will be taking my Ocean Art Studio on the road for a research sabbatical of sorts, where inspiration is sure to abound.

Daina & Stefan's feet in the sand

I will be regularly posting in the Photo Gallery and sharing new short Films documenting our adventures as they unfold. The best part? You can read all about our stories in my Journal, and Contact Us with stories of your own or simply to extend an invitation to visit if we’re heading your way.

Stefan, my partner and best friend since ’96 and husband since ’05, is the captain and co-pilot. He’ll be taking this year off to heal his hard-working contractor’s body and clear his mind of daily stresses, while enjoying a simpler life on the road together.

I, on the other hand can’t rest this creative, churning imagination of mine. I’m going to take advantage of this time to grow and flourish as an artist, make new connections with like-minded wandering folks, ocean-lovers, old fans and meet new ones. I hope our stories inspire you, too, to follow your dreams and find a way to make the impossible possible.

Cheers! Daina & Stefan

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman

Daina and Stefan, Wakefield 2008

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