Catherine Côté (a.k.a. Hafmeyja) is born in 1988, in Magog, QC, Canada. She moved from Mon-tréal to Reykjavík in 2012 and shortly after, she opened her private nail studio Rainbow Nails. In 2010, she felt the need to change things up a bit and wanted to dedicate more time her person-al visions and growth as an artist. She wanted to find a more permanent way to showcase her artworks and have more artistic freedom, so she began painting on canvas. Catherine is still a busy nail artist up to this day. She has been perfecting her craft over the past 13 years, 10 of which she’s documented as @rainbownails_ on Instagram. Over this time, she’s dyeveloped an eye for details and has become known around Iceland for her colorful aesthetics—aesthetics she’s now carrying into her paintings. Inspired by the bold lines and colors of cartoons with a psychedelic twist, the art of Hafmeyja takes us into her alternate Universe, her magical world of illustrative fantasies, where adorable technicolor creatures mingle with each other in other-worldly realms. So take a chance, jump down the rabbit hole, and enter her kaleidoscopic dream. Life doesn’t always have to be so serious!