A few years ago when I was doing my Contemporary Art Talk Story series every Saturday from December - February, we started a new tradition. One of those Saturdays happened to fall on Valentine's Day, and I thought who better to interview than my very own Valentine–my husband, Timothy Allan Shafto. Since then, his featured show has been the month of February and this year he's prepared a whole new body of work featuring Hawaiian koa wood and resin colorflow paintings. I hope you'll bring your Valentine and join us for a special Collectors Reception (details below).
Tim was recently featured in the documentary, Forests for Life, presented by the Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. It was such an honor for him to be included–sharing his art as part of a healthy forest ecosystem. The koa he uses comes from dead, fallen, and dying trees–giving them new life. The entire program is well worth watching–exploring parts of the Islands you've likely never seen– but if you'd like, here's a sneak peak of Tim's small part in it.