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Teaching watercolor to kupuna

The Joy of Being an Absolute Beginner I started teaching Beginning Watercolor to kupuna (seniors) at Palama Settlement as an expanded program for their senior activities last year. Palama began with ceramics and watercolor, something we have been doing for the keiki (children) for some time now. It was an interesting challenge and I was very excited and curious to see what the interest would be from our kupuna.  I began the first class with 6 students, the second grewRead More

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

Summer in Scandanavia

Arrived to a week of cold grey weather and then, as soon as May began, it seems spring was over. Everything seemed to bloom at once..the vitsipporna carpeting the forests, the birch trees, the azalea and the rhododendrons. And with it came the heat—the longest hottest on record in over 100 years. But after such a long journey and multiple deliveries it was nice to return and set up the new flat and studio. For those of you in Oahu,Read More

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

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

Vernissage 12 augusti på två olika galleri!

July 8, 2017 Exhibits, New Work, News, Sweden

En samlingsvisning tillsammans med KRA kollegor på Tofta Galleri med vernissage kl11 till 15 där jag ställa ut några verk och konsthantverk i porslin. Om du befinner dig nära till Göteborg, kom gärna till min annan solo uställning och vernissage senare på samma dag på Göteborg med mina tavlor i –morsord-min hyllning till min favorit poet Nancy Wood. Jag väljer ut tavlorna efter min -roadtrip- med Anders i Norge och norra Sverige men -morsord- ska vara en samling av minaRead 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