Living Aloha

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

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