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“Waikoloa Conversation” in the HWS Member’s Exhibition

Aloha friends,

My painting “Waikoloa Conversation”, a painting of African gray cranes has been selected for the 2015 Hawaii Watercolor Society Members’ Exhibition. If you can make it to the show, please enjoy!


“Waikoloa Conversation”, watercolor

HWS Members’ Show 2015 April 5 - April 25, 2015 Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI 9 am - 4 pm

I took the juror Jean Pederson’s HWS art workshop prior to the show, because I am very interested in portrait work and figures. She has written the book “Expressive Portraits”, I read before attending and each day she gave more and more insights on watercolor portraits and also mixed media. What a wonderful person, and she gives extensive information and demonstrations on wet glazing, elements and principles of design and much more.

The first demo was at the beautiful Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. I toured the North Shore and Turtle Bay with some friends I stayed with in Kaaawa, Lorrie Tunnell and her husband John Thompson. The first workshop day was at the lovely Kaneohe Yacht Club and then the Unitarian Church on the Pali for the next four days.

So now that I’m back home I’m working on a series of portraits, including Hawaiian dancers, loving the new glazing techniques and getting work ready for the next HWS show June 12th deadline and for the galleries.

New Show - "Best Of The West" at Kona Oceanfront Gallery

I will be one of the featured artists at the new show at Kona Oceanfront Gallery (formerly Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery). The reception is Saturday evening, June 28th from 6 to 9:30. Please stop by!


I will be showing original watercolors and giclee prints, including my three newest paintings:


Jumping For Joy




Banana Bliss

I look forward to seeing you there.



New Show

Best of the West
“All Big Island Artists Show Night”

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 …



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