Ever see a work of art that moves you and wonder, “What’s the story behind it?” Then this is for you!
Because I am so inspired by the stories of local artists and want to share them with you, I began the Contemporary Art Talk Story series in December of 2014. Through the video highlights, you’ll discover the inspiration and process of a selected work of art, and more, as told by the artist who created it. Enjoy!
Betty Hay Freeland
Discover how early life on a sugar plantation in Kohala, Hawaii, and some serendipitous circumstances along the way, led Betty Hay Freeland to make her living as an artist. It’s a journey of adventure from helicopter drops into valleys to special commissions as she documents the beauty of Hawaii en plein air.
Discover how Kristie Kosmides went from closing up her art studio to creating major works for the Honolulu International Airport and more. Become inspired!
Timothy Allan Shafto
Discover the wonder and process behind mixed-media painter and award-winning woodworker, Timothy Allan Shafto’s, latest body of work. Featuring Hawaiian koa and mango woods, combined with his resin colorflow paintings with shimmering metallic pigments, each piece draws you into something familiar, yet abstract.
Discover how early childhood encouragement, a corporate tech career, and a lifelong dream set Tom Huffman on his course as a fine artist, as we talk story at our gallery in Hawi.
Discover how Christina DeHoff creates her life-like figurative works in our talk story at the Hawaii’s Master Artists Series at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Explore the wonder of Hawaii’s landscapes through the breathtaking work of Christian Enns as we talk story during the Hawaii’s Master Artists Series at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Discover the beauty of fine art collage as we talk story with artist, Mary Spears. Serendipity and hand-painted paper led her down this exciting new path in her latest interview, held during the Hawaii’s Master Artists Series at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Patrice Federspiel’s original watercolor paintings evoke the drama of Hawaii’s–from brightly colored flora and fauna, to abstracts that touch your soul. She’s a signature member, trustee, and past president of the Hawaii Watercolor Society and has received numerous awards for her work. Filmed during the Hawaii’s Master Artists Series at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Photographer, Cathy Shine, shares her passion for film, and darkroom processing, in today’s digital age.
Inspired by Hawaii’s native forests, master printmaker, Andrea Pro, shares her process in this Contemporary Art Talk Story. Learn about printmaking and Hawaii’s native ecosystem while becoming inspired be beautiful works of art!
Discover grand works of art and a commitment to ocean awareness through Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides latest interview, held during the Hawaii’s Master Artists Series at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Painter and collage artist, Mary Spears, will delight us with the inspiration and process behind her latest line of work.
Timothy Allan Shafto
Innovative and extraordinary, discover how Timothy Allan Shafto added “fine art, mixed-media painter” to his list of artistic achievements through this interview during the Hawaii’s Master Artists Series at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Timothy Allan Shafto
Painter and fine woodworker, Timothy Allan Shafto, joins us to discuss his latest work and a recent commission. (He’s also my Valentine, my muse, and my husband.) Happy Valentine’s Day!
Collaboration is key for Kate and Will Jacobson, the husband and wife team who invented the process known as “naked raku.” Learn where they are headed in their latest works, and discover how their gorgeous pieces are created.
Discover how travel and the beauty of Hawaii influence Laurie Goldstein’s mesmerizing collages.
Simple elegance. Timeless beauty. With a pastel in hand, Susan Kobzev works to capture relaxed, everyday moments reflecting the Hawaiian culture.
Big Island Glass
The husband and wife glass-blowing team, Hugh Jenkins & Stephanie Ross, of Big Island Glass Studio & Gallery, come to talk story about collaboration, innovation, and inspiration.
Discover your wonder as Cliff Johns reveals the dramatic processes behind his pod series and embellished, giant turnings. Then share it.