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

Windward Artists Guild Members Show at Ho’omaluhia

October 2, 2017

The annual members’ show from Windward Artists’ Guild (WAG) is on display at Ho’omaluhia Botannical Garden’s gallery through October. A wide variety of styles and media is on display from artists who live on the Windward side of O’ahu. These themes tend to showcase the beauty of our homes and are more personal in nature than commercial and touristy. My two pieces reflect both ends of Kane’ohe: an oil done en plein air at He’eia State Park or Ulumau VillageRead More

Tagami and Powell Gallery open Sat/Sun April 8/9

April 7, 2017 Community, Exhibits, Hawaii

It’s a rare treat to have this gallery open to the public so I will be there on Saturday with a friend to admire Kenny Kicklighter’s amazing work and on Sunday with my mom so she can meet the artist who created her treasured bowl and vase. It is also an amazing garden with a history of love for Hawai’i and her people. Tagami was so influential on so many artists, not excluding me. His style was not my style,Read More