Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Maui Cane Burn

Here on Maui, part of the sugar production process is burning the cane fields which is usually done very early in the mornings when the wind is quietest.  It's a common site for early commuters headed down Haleakala Highway. 

Alexander & Baldwin's Hawaii Commercial and Sugar company, begun in 1870, is going out of business over the next year and these cane burns will be a thing of the past.  While it will be a good thing for air quality - it will be deleterious for Maui's economy and leaves an uncertain future for all of the currently lush green cane fields.

The painting itself is 24 x 18 inches, oil on textured canvas over wood and  custom framed.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Paia Youth and Cultural Center Doors - Art Maui 2016

This painting was done in my studio from a series of drawings and color notes that I gathered over a couple of afternoons on location at the PYCC.  Though I was originally attracted to the design, it became, for me, an image about journeys we each must take alone.

I'm elated, honored and humbled that it will be included with all of the incredible artists in Art Maui 2016.  Mahalo again to juror Lauren Faulkner.  I'm very much looking forward to the opening in the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center this afternoon!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hau Trees

This is a 9 x 12 oil - painted primarily on location and tweaked in my studio.  We were painting at one of the beach parks in Kihei, Maui.  The Hau trees are just incredible and I'll be going back to paint more.  The flowers of these trees come out a gorgeous soft yellow, turn a beautiful peachy red and then drop off.  Please click here if interested in purchasing this framed painting.  Mahalo

Monday, March 21, 2016

Art Maui 2016

I'm delighted and immensely honored to have been included among the artists chosen for Art Maui 2016.  Thank  you to juror Lauren Faulkner!  The Artist's Opening Reception is Saturday, March 26th and the exhibit will be open to the public on Monday, March 28th through Saturday, April 23rd.  Mahalo -

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kanaha Beach Park

Painted this on location in Kanaha Beach Park, right near the airport in Kahului, Maui.  Beautiful days painting with a couple of dear friends.