Tradition, 22" x 30" painting size, framed
This painting of the Pau Rider and horse in the King Kamehameha Day Parade on Ali’i Drive in Kona, Hawaii won the SMS Research & Marketing, the Sun Eden Gear and the Armadillo Art and Craft Award with the Hawaii Watercolor Society, fall 2013.
I am happy for the acknowledgement and it is one of my favorite paintings now. I’m so pleased with the faces of the boy and the horse and their eyes. The background colors had oozed due to my mistake with the film frisket and masking fluid but I stayed calm, the painting was saved and turned out beautifully! Oh, the joys of watercolor!
Mother of Compassion, 30" x 22" painting size, framed
This lovely and graceful Quan Yin is giving the blessing and boon for inner peace that we all need. I like how the light fills the background landscape, the azalea bush and the flowing water. It was also in the HWS Open Show this fall.
Na Kane O Kailua, 16" x 25" painting size, framed
This painting was in the Helen M. Cassidy Juried Art Show sponsored by the Waimea Arts Council. I took a photo of a perfect scene in Kailua, on Oahu, when I went there to study with the artist Robert O’Brien. Many people are amazed at how realistic the men’s bodies are near their canoes, including the juror, Amaury Saint-Gilles.
Volcano Stroll, 30" x 18" painting size
This was accepted into the Hawai’i Nei juried art exhibition in Hilo at the Wailoa Center, to benefit and educate the public about the native flora and fauna in Hawaii. It is a painting of nene. They are walking in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and I used very contemporary stylized colors. I actually saw these nene in Maui, but changed the background from a tire of a car in the photograph to the Kilauea Iki Caldera instead as more fitting!