Welcome to our site.  Big Sur Inspirations is a fine art gallery and store representing our family’s creative endeavors.  We are inspired by the unique coastline we live on.  As artists who care for our environment, we have chosen Trees for the Future as our charity of choice (to plant trees for items sold) to give back to the planet we are so inspired by.  Look for the tree icon alongside our products and check out the work being done by Trees for the Future. This is the first step of our vision, to not only sustain ourselves as artists and bring beauty to the world but to be a part of the larger vision for the future. 

About the Artists

Rachel Moody

Beadwork is in my blood. It’s my heritage. My mother’s mother was brought up on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, where all of the women beaded. I began collecting treasures, on the beach, through my travels, in exotic bead markets overseas, and at gem shows. When I bead, I sink into timelessness.

Ed Moody

Edmund has lived and worked as an artist on the central coast of California since 1970, and for most of that time, he has been known regionally for his surrealistic and visionary paintings. In 2004 he moved to Big Sur, CA, and lived there for over eight years. During that time he created some of the most breathtaking landscape scenaries along the coast. Today Edmund's collection includes original oils, watercolors, giclee prints, puzzles and cards.

Terry Prince

Having made sandals for 50 years, Terry "Hide" Prince is changing hats. He is a published author. In 1984, he published an intriguing book on What Happened to Sherlock Holmes, as set to rest in the Legend of Wilson, the Amazing Athlete. Well, it has been reprinted this year, with every chapter illustrated by fine artist, Edmund Moody. The two decided to bring the book alive. It is now available on Big Sur Inspirations.

Sarah Moody

Sarah has always been creative and loved the arts. Born to artistic parents on the Monterey Peninsula, she spent many years creating with multi-media art forms. Today she is currently studying Communication Design and will be furthering her education in Visual Arts at the CSUMB University. Soon we will be getting back to printing her artwork on our Sarahndipity Clothing line.  We will be adding it to this site.

Testimonials

I own three treasured pairs of earrings made by Rachel Moody. They are my most favorite and my most complimented pieces I own. I anxiously await her next postings of new works, knowing my next treasure awaits. Such talent and love is poured into all she creates! I'm a long time and life long fan.

Charlene Mitchell

I am a huge fan of Rachel Moody's exquisite, one of a kind, stunning handmade beadwork! I have many beautiful pieces. From abalone, jade mermaid necklaces, earrings and one of the most magnificent and heartwarming beaded driftwood mobiles that she thoughtfully made with sacred beads from my deceased mother. It has hand collected shells from my favorited beaches around the world, as well as sparkling rainbow crystals that dance in the sunlight!!! Rachel is my favorite artist hands down, and I am always thrilled when I collect a new piece. I also have bought some of Ed Moody's spectacular puzzles. They have made great gifts for family members

Harimah Marie Villareal

I love my leather bracelet by Terry! Such quality and very comfortable to wear. I love the jade!!

Mary Alldrin

I treasure my wonderful collection of Rachel Moody jewelry! Each piece is so unique. You can really see and feel the love she pours into her work. I always get a ton of compliments when I wear her creations. I love her beautiful designs that weave in the power and magic of the gemstones!

Erlinda Montano-Hiscock

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