Best of the West “All Big Island Artists Show Night” Reception:
Friday, May 25th, 2012
6-9:30 pm Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery
Many friends and people attended the warm reception night last year, making it lots of fun. Mahalo to Mark Hanna, the owner, for inviting me back this year. Please join us.
This photo showcases my paintings from last year’s show at the gallery.
“Glowing Red Jade”
This painting “Glowing Red Jade” is in the Spring Hawaii Watercolor Society Show, the juror is Don Andrews. It is showing at the Arts at Marks in Honolulu, April 5 - 28th. Because of the rich red glazes, and flowing nature, it is one of my favorite paintings, and I love the deep, dark frame which enhances it all the more.
Here’s what Don Andrews wrote about it: “The artist’s eye is continually drawn to the abstract in nature. A balance of active and inactive shapes make for a vibrant image.”
The proud owner of the original “Darwin” came to my studio and then invited me to visit her lovely Asian influenced home in Kona, where “Darwin” now lives. It was wonderful to meet someone so completely enamored with the painting.
Here is Rhonda Kavanagh with “Darwin.”
I am working on finishing the children’s book, an ocean scene, a Pau rider, a floral, and a native Hawaiian bird …