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studied Natural Resources Management and painting at the University of Hawai`i, a world epicenter of plant and animal extinction. She is inspired by rare species of the remote wilderness. Melissa’s years as a field conservationist confirm the relative obscurity in which these life forms live, subjects she continually catalogs as a painter.
Educated at the University of Maine, Christina owned and operated an art gallery in Rockland for 10 years, representing over 50 artists. Over time, Christina found Maui calling her home to an unending array of artistic talent. Here Christina feels inspired by the natural beauty, feminine heart and sensuality of the island
received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design in California and has studied art in over thirty countries around the world. He transforms his experiences into his work through shifting and exaggerating colors, creating a visual excitement that is reflective of eternity–the mysteries of life and nature unfolded.
spends her days happily painting, teaching, and marketing her art. Her watercolor classes are held at the Honolulu Museum of Art, privately, and in workshops across the country and she finds teaching others to paint extremely satisfying.
Betty Hay Freeland’s perception of Hawaii is unlike that of any other artist. She began her painting career on location and continues to paint in plein air. Betty Hay spends considerable time exploring all of the Hawaiian Islands. She is Hawaiian/Caucasian with a notable Hawaiian ancestry. Many collectors feel that special insights and emotions experienced in viewing her art are due to this Hawaiian heritage and her passion for Hawaii.
From businessman to artist, Tom has his childhood full of painting and drawing, mentored by his artist mother, to thank for both of his careers. He used this foundation of creativity and free expression to have a successful career, build businesses and develop innovative technology. During this time, Tom received many awards including the Smithsonian Institute Laureate award for visionary use of technology.
has an eye for capturing those beautiful moments that connect directly to our hearts. A world class Hawaiian carver and kumu of lashing and cordage, Beau brings that same attention to detail to his photography. The lighting, color, and flow of each image are carefully constructed to transport us to these magical moments he so generously shares.
art is her spiritual practice–one she learned at an early age while growing up in Hilo, Hawaii as a fourth generation Japanese American. She explores the intimate and ephemeral qualities of humanity through abstract works that honor a sense of that which is greater than herself. Her work aims to touch the hearts of others, and manages to make the personal, universal through the eternal languages of beauty, connection and visual storytelling.
Chisel in hand, Andrea transforms flat wood, into images evoking the multi-layered relationships of nature–creating dynamic and poignant prints of Hawaii’s tropical landscape.
feels a driving force within that causes him to continually striving for perfection –as evidenced by his incredible marquetry. He seeks to balance the aesthetics with the engineering to create an object of beauty.
creates a wide range of beautiful works of art. From Colorflow paintings to koa calabashes, sculptures, and vessels, Tim enjoys exploring the boundaries of his imagination. For him, its the process of creating that brings such joy and he is grateful for the ability to bring his ideas to life.
has been photographing since 1974 and continues to use film. Her black and white, and sepia toned images have captured Hawaii since 1976 – including places that no longer exist.
Mary’s paintings are a reflection of her love of Hawaii, the tropics and Polynesia. Her work is bold and enthusiastic like the subjects she portrays. She works in oils, watercolors and collage along with a variety of printmaking technique.
is a master of natural edge woodturning. He finds joy in the stunning diversity Mother Nature provides and turns each hand-harvested hunk of log into a work of art.
Andy Cole explores many directions in wood turning, but specializes in the organic beauty of natural edge bowls. His trademark works are natural edge nested bowl sets. Though the process to extricate multiple bowls from one log is challenging, the results, when successful, can be astounding!
Zoe Johnson’s work is expressive, organic, at times highly detailed or elegantly simple. Her porcelain has been characterized as “…a sublime representation of living in a sea of inner journeys” which captures the essence of it quite well.
has been working with clay for more than 20 years– making functional and sculptural work in porcelain and stoneware. She has taught and worked in various clay studios in Montana, Oregon, Italy, and Hawaii.
is a Sculpture Artist and designer living on the Big Island of Hawaii. Using wood and stone his sculptures create flowing abstract movements that speak directly to source of the material. Led by his love of adventure and the mystery of finding and creating each form, John sees a unique story hidden inside each piece.
has been crafting art for over 18 years developing facility in a variety of media with a focused refinement in the glass techniques of blowing, casting, carving, and sculpting.
has a passion for natural, textural forms with tactile appeal. Her current focus is to bring very old and unique pieces of Ohia wood to an appreciative audience by transforming them into fine sculpture–creating a new, contemporary art form.
have been collaborating artists for thirty-five years. Their Hawaii open- air studio is on a one-lane country road and graced by a huge mango tree and an abundance of tropical flowers. They enjoy a sweeping ocean view and this quiet natural environment is evident in their work.