Elaine Haakenson grew up in Pt. Charlotte, Florida and has 3 kids, all of which also have artistic talent. Elaine now lives on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. She has her artwork in a gallery/store in Hawaiikai at the Koko Marina called 'Island Treasures' and has sold several of her paintings to the tourists that come to Hawaii. Elaine loves the Ocean and all of it's Marine Life. She Scuba Dives with the sea turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Moray Eels, etc. Her favorite place to scuba dive or snorkel is the 'Place of Refuge' on the Big Island, where she has also hiked the active Volcano 'Kileaua'. Elaine is also a Registered Nurse and a published Author. She wrote a book called 'Seeing Angels and Other Visions' which is about her and her co-workers and personal friends experiences with Seeing Angels, Near Death Experiences and some of her patients experiencing Seeing Spirits before they 'Pass On'. Elaine has also written a book about her experience of first going to Hawaii as a Travel Nurse and all the amazing things she experienced while Living out her Dreams. The book is called ' 5 Years in Paradise'. All her books are available on Amazon.com. Elaine tries to bring to life, the animals and Seascapes she loves, so that you can enjoy them in your home as well.