West side is Blessed Side, Nānakuli

7x10in Transparent watercolor. $150
I started this series last year and had planned to display the series scheduled for 2020 to raise awareness and support for the ‘Ohikilolo ‘ohana and honor their patriarch of the Silva family. The lease will come up for renegotiation in a few years with the government and the ohana want the to work with them to secure this unique landscape and site of so many wahi pana in order to preserve this unique cultural landscape.

COVD19 shut down all activity–the shows at Kapolei Hale and Honolulu Hale were cancelled–and I was even restricted from going outside to paint during this spring and summer. These 7×10 inch paintings came about after the first restrictions were lifted and to regain my momentum and artistic practice.

There is something magical about the West–it’s raw powerful beauty that is eternal and blessed with a particular light so it is fitting that I will returned here to return to my painting.

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