First Friday at Arts at Mark’s Garage

Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Member’s Show opens on First Friday in Honolulu’s Chinatown District. 2018 HWS selection My first apartment after finishing art college in the Bay Area was down here and the vibe is still the same–fragrant lei, food steam escaping as doors open or close to diners, colors, textures, sounds and smells all waft up on the tropical evening air for a festive feeling. The annual members show was juried this year by Tom Hoffman, who is also conductingRead More

Island Treasures now carrying my work in Kailua

March 28, 2018 Hawaii, Living Aloha, New Work, News

My watercolor landscape work can be found at Brilhante Framing and Gallery in Kailua, but now you can also find some of my other work at Island Treasures. They are carrying my handbuilt porcelain urchins–my decorator urchins that also have a unique voice and adornment. They are found throughout the Pacific, but they have a special place in my heart from my years of diving and a connection to Kane’ohe. In 2011, they were planted in the bay to helpRead More

AHA Annual Aloha Show on view at Honolulu Hale

March 21, 2018 Exhibits, Hawaii, New Work

The annual juried members show for the Association of Hawaii Artists went up this month and is on view at the Mayor’s City Hall. There is a wide variety of art styles and techniques and the awardees also reflect that. The juror was Tony Martins, an art professor at the Windward Community College in Kane’ohe Hawai’i. I really enjoyed coming to the opening reception to just wander and look at the other work, eat pupus and mingle with other artists.Read More

AHA sponsors “How To Prep for Art Competitions” seminar

Many art events and organizations review work online nowadays so it is becoming a neccessary part of an artist’s toolbox to know how to prepare files to submit of your work. This seminar will cover best practices in preparing to submit your artwork for a show. Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) is the oldest art organisation in Hawaii and offers exhibition opportunities for its members in juried shows twice a year. This seminar is to help the volunteers who putRead More

All inclusive Color Bridges Workshop April 12

I hear some of the same comments by some who think watercolor is hard and I wish I could erase from the vernacular. Like “watercolor is so hard, it’s the hardest medium” and “watercolor doesn’t last, it fades not like oils”. I created this workshop to help share my love for watercolor as well as educate aspiring artists or collectors about watercolor as a medium that brings joy when painting with it as well as to appreciate the creative powerRead More

My Help is in the Mountain by Nancy Wood

February 28, 2018 Living Aloha, Uncategorized

This is my favorite poem, given to me by a friend many years ago in Sweden. It captured my longing for home and the Ko’olau in Hawai’i and yet, comforted me in knowing, realizing, that I do indeed carry the Ko’olau within me. My Help is in the mountain Where I take myself to heal The earthly wounds That people give to me. I find a rock with sun on it And a stream where the water runs gentle AndRead More

Bezalel’s Calling ready to receive visitors

Bezalel’s Calling is hung and ready for viewing at the Gallery on the Pali with the reception on Saturday March 3, from 6-8pm. It is my first solo show in Hawai’i and I was nervous about selecting the pieces and executing the concept itself. Luckily I had great support from framing and hanging and installation. Even if I have planned and done shows in the past, including solo shows, there is always so much planning and details to keep inRead More

Hawaii Watercolor Society Member’s Show 2018

February 11, 2018 Community, Exhibits, Hawaii, Living Aloha

The 2018 Member Show for the Hawaii Watercolor Society will be opening soon..April 3-28 at Arts at Mark’s Garage The reception will be timed with First Friday, where galleries hold evening hours to allow residents and visitors to enjoy an evening of good eats and feasts for the eyes and spirit. I have always been a bit fuzzy when it comes to time, my attention and focus is easily distracted which is probably why I prefer to paint in silence,Read More

Punahou Art Gallery 2018

Wanna see some art? There are 2300 pieces by 320 artists at this year’s Art Gallery at the Punahou School annual Carnival to raise money for their various programs. The Art Gallery proceeds go to support the scholarship fund with 50% to the school fund and 50% to the artist and they claim is the largest single art sale in Hawai’i in total dollar amounts. The carnival, itself, is the largest high school carnival in the country. It’s so big,Read More

Matchbox Plus XIII- Last chance to see my work this year

Otsukimi-part of Hanafuda series. encaustic. 2.5×3.5in Last show of the year for me! I am honored and humbled to be included in Cedar Street Gallery’s Matchbox Plus XIII miniature show this year. There is SOO much good stuff and the the show is so well hung! For those of you who have designed and hung a show, you know the challenges, but to hang hundreds of pieces from diverse styles, themes, etc. I really am impressed with Michael Schenk’s eyeRead More