Salty Air & Co
Meet The Owner
Welcome to Salty Air & Co. I am Rebecca, an artist and designer who finds magic in the colours of the waves and the feel of the wind, the colours of summer and the invigorating, stark and unforgiving beauty of the winter air. The words of poetry and songs and stories and flickering firelight on stormy days.
This dream of living as an artist by the sea began for me as a small child running wild and barefoot on the North Pembrokeshire Coast, fishing with my grandfather, watching the sparkle of the mackerel as they swam beneath our wooden clinker built rowing boat , the thrill of pulling up a lobster pot and the excitement of finding the deep blue creatures and the seaweed brown crabs. Building a fire on the beach to warm up after jumping the waves and swimming as the sun went down, a game of Mob Mob in the sand dunes and finally wrapping up warm with a cosy jumper, that was always oversized, and hugging a mug of tea for warmth – we call it fishermans tea. Growing up and heading for the bright lights of London and Art College, the festivals and theatre,travel, circus and music, outdoor plays and art galleries and the many friends met along the way, all left magical memories woven into my being and these memories are finding their way into my paintings and designs – Salty Air & Co was inspired by my life so far, my daughters and the endless adventures we have living by the sea and the beaches we call home.
Salty Air & Co is the creative business of a seaside artist living in Gower , drawing and designing and handprinting original seaside designs on t shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, bags and other pieces. All the clothing is selected after rigorous testing to ensure good quality and fit and will always be organic or sustainable . Each piece is printed either to order or in small batches to ensure there is little or no waste – this brand is definitely slow fashion. All my designs depict local and much loved beaches and walks or the fascinating creatures and flowers that call the coast their home.
As an artist I spend a lot of time out in the wilds of our coast and countryside. The art I create depicts the vibrant colours of the coast on summers days to the deep indigos of winter nights. Poetry and prayers that have an important place in our life and memories. The beaches and words of our coast. I create original art pieces, limited edition prints and cards , and undertake commissions and personalisation.
So you may choose a cosy sustainable hoody, celebrating our precious coastline and beaches,for winter walks , an organic t shirt with one of the amazing creatures that live in our seas , a pouch to hold your ice cream or beer money or a piece of art painted and created with love by the coast, depicting the colours of the summer sea or the indigo of a midnight sky – whatever you choose its part of a journey – the journey of us and our story – why not make Salty Air & Co a part of your journey too – fellow travellers on our beautiful blue green planet.