Hawaii

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

Happy Thanksgiving

Today, Thanksgiving has degenerated so many don’t even know why we have it. And the myth of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock and the Native American Indians who took pity on them is scorned as proof of the illegitimacy of America’s power as a nation. For myself, I relish the time to spend with family and enjoy great food in a feast. October 3, 1863 the Union Army won a victory against the Confederate Army at Gettysberg. The loss ofRead More

Closing Reception at Linekona Oct 24 2017

   Alone is Not Lonely. 7x20in. trans.watercolor. A closing reception for the Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Annual Open Juried Show will be held at Linekona where awards will be presented to 3 artists. The juror Katherine Love will be in attendance to give a statement on her selections and curating the show. 25 works were selected from a field of 104 pieces from the islands and on the mainland. Hawaii Watercolor Society seeks to expose and educate artists and collectors aboutRead More

HWS at HPR fundraising drive Sept 28 2-4pm

September 28, 2017 Hawaii, Living Aloha, Social Activism

Spent two hours at Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio today with other volunteers from Hawaii Watercolor Society to help raise funding for the year. It was my second time and I didn’t feel as nervous about answering the phone, but it still makes you jump when the phones ring—so LOUD! I felt excited and proud to be able to help by just answering phones and filling out forms and the next time I listen to All Things Considered or myRead More

Hawai’i Watercolor Society 2017 Open Show

Join me at the reception on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Honolulu Musuem of Art gallery Linekona at 1111 Victoria Street Honolulu Hawaii. Juror Katherine Love, Assistant Curator Contemporary Art for the Honolulu Musuem of Art selected 25 pieces from 20 artists in a national open call for entries in watermedia. The show is a ”showcase of the best in watercolor painting with diverse techniques from traditional to experimental. HWS strives to present watermedia as a vital,Read More

Queen Lili’uokalani Craft Fair at Hyatt Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

I’ll be at this popup craft fair with local artisans who call Hawai’i home and celebrate the aloha spirit. My mission is that I want people to experience through my art the experience of natural divine beauty and living aloha through my work.  I’ll be offering for sale various handmade gift items as well as small original paintings and prints.  E komo mai!

Hurricane Harvey Relief response

The general coverage of this disaster has shown more moments of hope and the power of meeting with love difficult times. Many are sending donations in money and in kind to Texas, however, many are sending things, that, if they thought carefully for 1 minute, they would realize it is maybe not the right thing to send just now. The general concept of love, includes, to love others as ourself–so think about what you would appreciate just now, when youRead More

8th Annual St Augustine Wildlife and Nature Juried Exhibit opens in July 22

July 1, 2017 Community, Exhibits, Hawaii, News

The gallery wide exhibition opens on July 22 through August 27 2017. All original works are for sale with proceeds going towards conservation and education projects in St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city.  Here is a link of last year’s participants. I am happy that my Moa Kane was accepted into the show, because I was very fond of him but it seemed he was not as popular in Oahu as I had thought he would be. I painted himRead More

Hawaii Watercolor Society June 3-24 2017 at Ho’omaluhia Botannical Gardens

The Annual Hawaii Watercolor Society Member’s Show opened this week and is on view at Ho’omaluhia Botannical Gardens, a favorite spot for members to draw inspiration from. On online catalogue of the winners and artists showing can be seen here. HWS recently changed its focus to include water based media and to encourage experimentation and innovation in its membership. This means that acryllic paintings are now accepted and hopefully will change the breadth of both technique and approach to beRead More

Aloha Show Opens May 23-June15 at Honolulu Hale

June 8, 2017 Community, Exhibits, Hawaii, News

LESS IS MORE. Judging from the comments of visitors who sent me their photos and impressions of the show, I think it benefited from not having too many pieces hanging in the annual show, as has been the case sometimes in the past. The first place winner Jui-Lien Sanderson’s ‘Afternoon Glow’ also exemplifies the aesthetic that benefits from such a show–the simple, yet very personal view of the artist in depicting a cat in repose.  I was also pleased toRead More