Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THANK YOU! Mahalo Nui Loa!

Thank you to those of you that braved the wet and chilly Volcano weather to visit me and the other artists at the Volcano Village Artists Hui Art Sale! This was the very first time I've sold my artwork in such a venue so it was a great experience and I enjoyed it immensely. Meeting the visitors was the best part and I'm glad 9 of my original paintings got to go home with awesome people. Thank you for making this first sale one that I won't forget!

I'd like to thank Emily Herb who was so kind to have me as a guest artist at her studio. If you haven't seen her artwork before, please check it out here.

If all goes well, I'll be at Emily's again next year so please mark your calendars for next Thanksgiving weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Studio Tour and Sale!

If you're free Thanksgiving weekend, Nov 25, 26, or 27, come and enjoy a walk through Volcano Village and visit artist studios and check our their wares at the 2016 Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Studio tour and sale! Visit the website for a map of open studies in the Village. Please support local artists and maybe even find a gift for the holidays!

I'm honored to be a guest artist at Emily Herb's studio on Keonelehua, between Haunani and Wright Road. I'll be selling the original paintings and drawings that I've posted on my blog, plus prints (It's the first time I've had my art for sale like this so I'm very excited … and a bit nervous :)). Emily Herb makes beautiful ceramic works featuring native plants and animals and all of them are exceptional. Charlotte Forbes Perry, long-time guest artist at Emily's studio, will also be there selling her beautiful one-of-a kind ceramic tiled trivets, ornaments, and stained glass pieces. All of our works honor the native plants and animals found in the area. Please stop by and say hi!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Volcano highlights

Kamehameha butterfly, oil on canvas, 6"x6" ($80 USD)

Impressions of Kilauea Iki, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, oil on canvas, 5"x7" ($100 USD)

The specialness of living a mile from one of the most beautiful national parks in the world is not lost on me. I live in a native forest so there are wonderful native creatures about. This Kamehameha butterfly, one of only two native Hawaiian butterflies, was flitting around my neighborhood so I painted it. And the bottom one, is my impression along the Kilauea Iki Trail, my favorite trail in the park. There is always that section of the trail that suggests there might be an even better view up ahead. This painting is a bit more painterly but I like the lightness about it and I'm glad I didn't ruin the painting by rendering it in detail.