Growing up in California, Caia is considerably drawn to the surf and skate culture; these lowbrow influences, combined with her love of nature result in a visually striking style, full of eccentric illustrative touches. The female subjects that grace her paintings are forceful in their feminist gaze yet remain fluid and organic akin to the nature that surrounds them. Surreal and whimsical all at once, Caia’s figures are intentionally situated in colorful dreamlike worlds of their own making. A staunch devotee to environmentalism, and second-generation conservationist, loving the environment and acutely aware that humanity is dangling our planet over a dangerous flame of pollution, nature is often woven into the haunting fabric of her images. Caia is currently working on an ocean conservation book project called Umijoo.