Shanthi Thiruppathi is a North Carolina artist and author. Living at the beach in North Carolina has inspired her creativity in painting and writing. Coastal seascapes and exotic sea life dominate the theme of her art. Her unique art style is considered modern impressionism with a colorful pallette and detailed painting technique. Shanthi plays on the movement of the subject to create a work of art that stirs up an exhilarating feeling within. ''I prefer painting subjects that emit some sort of energy, like that of a crashing wave.'' Shanthi’s seaside style art decorates residential homes, business offices, university buildings and museums. Her growing collection of paintings are available as print reproductions on various substrates such as canvas, paper and metal. Shanthi's love for the ocean coupled with a love for her cats, spawned two children's book series' called The Tales of Tiggy & Tobias and The Doll Cat which can be purchased on Shanthi's art gallery, Into the Blue Art.