New Work

Chuukese Folk Tales

I started working on this project last year, when a grant was submitted to produce a collection of Chuukese folk tales gathered from the Chuukese community in Honolulu. Palama Settlement, where I volunteer and lead a keiki After School Enrichment watercolor program has been meeting the challenges to support their community over the past century. Hawai’i is a place where many immigrants have landed on these shores, some by choice, some feeling like this was their only choice for aRead 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

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

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

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

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!

Mother’s words by Nancy Wood

August 1, 2017 Book Reviews, Exhibits, New Work

Evening in Mo i Rana looking toward the Swedish border From Spirit Walker, 1993, by Nancy Wood My most treasured book at home is Hollering Sun by Nancy Wood. It was published as a children’s book, but it is fit for any age. Wood gives words to that I fumble to find visually to describe my emotional state and relationship to nature and society. I’m still processing last summer in Iceland…and this latest road trip through Norway up to Mo iRead More