About Us

Marina Costas, Owner/Head Designer

Flowers run in Marina’s family. Taught by her florist father; the tricks and talents of the trade come naturally to her. A painter by passion and practice, Marina sees flowers as just another medium of expression and emotion. Marina’s resourceful and imaginative nature greatly assisted her in her past career as a set designer and production assistant for a wide range of  independent films and TV shows like The Perfect Murder. A New York Native, Marina lives and works in Astoria, Queens with her 14 year-old Poodle named Lucky.


Myan Melendez, Manager/Assistant Designer

A Jack of All Trades with a taste for adventure and appetite for challenge, the one constant in Myan’s life has been a love of plants and flowers. As a former educator at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Myan still enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for growing things. Working at Paint By Flowers allows for the creativity and potentiality that Myan has always craved. A New York Native with roots in The Bronx, Myan resides in Queens with her sister, her many houseplants and ever changing array of fresh cut flowers.