Honolulu Biennial Artist Talk Hosted at The Hub

March 11, 2019

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) presents Wahi Pana: Sense of Place Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place will expand the eyes of kama’aina, kanaka ma’oli and malihini alike as they rediscover familiar locales through different eyes, learn new history, and nourish a sense of curiosity and respect for places not yet seen. Facilitated by Kamaka Pili, kanaka ma’oli, Aloha Authentic talk show host, KHON2 reporter. Speakers: ‘Uncle Joe’ kanaka ma’oli from Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, Kimberly Howsley President ofRead More

Artists love other artists

I believe artists love other artists, and we always hope, always rejoice, when other artists move forward. I believe my special gift to share has to do with helping others understand that even when we feel alone, we are never truly alone and exercising our creativity in making art, enjoying beautiful art made by others, making things, enjoying handmade things by a skillful craftsman keeps us connected. Then we can embrace solitude and not run from it, relax and enjoyRead More

Color Yourself Happy with a Color Bridge

November 10, 2018

Color enhances our moods and in this all-inclusive two-hour workshop Watercolorist Dawn Yoshimura will share her simple color theory for creating happy, bright, harmonious colors using watercolor. Using a basic rhythm to paint intuitively and fluidly using 3 basic strokes–you’ll soon be painting gorgeous color creating your own original Color Bridge painting to take home and enjoy! The design is based upon Dawn’s painting “Mikata: My Ally” from her calligraphic abstract series ‘Color Bridges’ but each painting is a resultRead More

Color Bridges are guaranteed fun

September 27, 2018 Living Aloha, Workshops

I developed Color Bridges as a way to play with and learn about my tools and materials. Whenever I bought a new paint color, brush or paper, I spent time exploring it by painting abstracts and swatches. I also developed an intuitive calligraphic abstracts through meditation upon Japanese kanji and using a harmonic color palette that deliberately uses color to evoke and promote a sense of peace. I painted these for years for myself but in 2012, I shared itRead More

Sharing my love of watercolor with teenagers

A Day at Farrington High School Home of the Governors. I was lucky to be invited to be a guest at Farrington High School yesterday to present my story as a local girl who studied art and lives off my creativity and to give a few lessons on watercolor. I had 80 minutes and three classes in a day. The school has fostered no less than 3 Hawaii State Governors over the years. I prepared about 20 minutes of talkingRead More

Lär Dig Måla Med Mindfulness-Skapa en Color Bridge!

July 10, 2018

Skapa Dig en ColorBridge! I den här kursen går vi igenom grundläggande tekniker i akvarellmåleri. Vi undersöker även hur färg kan hjälpa oss mår bra. Allt ingår-du behöver bara ta med dig själv! unna dig ett par timmar! tisdag 10 juli kl 10-12.30 Inga förkunskaper krävs. Om du ville prova en ny media eller undrar varför dina akvarell blir smutsig, den här kursen är för dig. Jag har omfattande erfarenhet både inom mitt ämnesområde (utbildad på konstubildning från California CollegeRead More

2 Hr all inclusive Color Bridge workshop

April 12, 2018

Sign up for the event and buy your ticket to reserve your place now. Ever been frustrated by ‘muddy’ watercolor” Wondered why some colors look better next to others? Done a beautiful watercolor painting only to see it dry and fade? Or admired watercolors in a musuem and wondered how they did it? Come for a fun filled and informative 2 hours where you will learn about how to paint in watercolor. Color Bridges(R) are calligraphic abstracts that I paintRead 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

Guerilla Måleri På Slottskogen 2 dagarskurs

August 5, 2017

2-dagars på plats landskapskurs. 5-6e aug  kl 11-16.  1200SEK. Akvarellkurs med målet att förmedla min kärlek till medium. Vi kommer att diskutera metoder, teknik och strategier att måla på plats, en plein air, som är mycket populärt i usa och världen runt. Det kan vara ett bra sätt att resa och avkoppla, istället för att uppleva liksom ny och familiärt platser istället igenom en smartphonesfilter. Att måla direkt från naturen kräver ett viss koncentration och tid, men med akvarell går detRead More

After Work–Måla Dig Lycklig!

May 17, 2017

Akvarellkurs för både nybörjare och fortsättare, måla på din egen nivå! Vi går igenom min färgteori att måla rena inte smutsiga bländning, material, tekniker och min serie Color Bridges teori. På ett lustfyllt sätt utan krav provar vi leka med färg! Du kommer att måla ett unikt vackert akvarell tavlor och ta hem även ett exemplar av min bok Color Bridges. Vi kommer att vara i min ateljé i Örgryte Göteborg.   17e maj kl18-20  After Work Prova På att MålaRead More