ABOUT

My name is Melissa Snapp.

I am a local Florida artist!

I am the owner and artist of Catolena Trading Post. 

I am a self taught artist and I am always trying something new!

One day I might paint a horse or giraffe and the next I am making sharks out of trash!

You never know what I will come up with next!

I absolutely love animals and art! 

Art has not always been my first passion but I have always been creating.

I worked with horses for many years, I even wanted to start my own horse rescue, but life happened and I met my wonderful husband, he joined the Army and we moved to Texas and our military journey began.

I took an online course and learned photography. When my husband was medically retired from the Army we moved back to Florida.

 I got an AMAZING job at Discovery Cove as a photographer, where I got to basically hang out with dolphins all day every day! 

Now I find my self here! Building my little business! 

The name Catolena came about by merging my 2 favorite things together. My love of horses and country life and my love for the sea and dolphins. Catolena is a mash up of a horse I had who's grandfather was a famous horse named Doc O'lena and my FAVORITE dolphin Catalina! Its like god had a plan with my crazy life.

Catolena is where you will find everything from the saddle to the sea!