Rainbow Cookies: “The bestest things about Kaua'i” as told by Mrs. Kiaha's Hanalei School Kindergarten Class.
"Rainbow Cookies" is a beautiful hardbound book (9"x12"). 25 children dictated and illustrated this book, each with their own delightful story to share. They are all genuinely happy with simple pleasures & amazing adventures on the island on Kaua'i.
Rainbow Cookies is a project created by the classroom and is a continuing fundraiser support for Hanalei School since 2008.
"To see the world through a child's eyes is a precious gift."
Forward by Keely & Pierce Brosnan
"Rainbow Cookies" offers a remarkable and touching portrait of our island life on the North Shore of Kaua'i. Each personalized narrative recounts childhood adventures of pure joy. Young authors recount tales of going to school barefoot, jumping off the pier, chasing geckos and drinking ice cold coconuts, or encountering rare Hawaiian monk seals while shell collecting and snorkeling above the world famous reef at Tunnels Beach. "Rainbow Cookies, " which derives its name from all the breathtaking rainbows and warm tropical sun showers, celebrates life's simple pleasures at any age. These delightful and imaginative stories also seamlessly blend Hawaii's natural beauty, unique history, culture, and contemporary lifestyle, illustrating that one can find paradise in their own backyard.
The days on Kaua'i are long but the years of childhood go by fast. It is easy to believe that these children will carry the magic of Kaua'i in their hearts, wherever they may go.
Keely & Pierce Brosnan
Turn any page into a precious moment. Cuddle up with your child. Read the stories together. Delight in a few moments of story time that will make reading a lifetime of joy.
$12.oo from every sale goes directly to Hanalei school. $6.00 for shipping. $2.00 to this site, making the book total $20.00 even.
I AM THRILLED TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL THE MAGIC THAT I FIND IN THIS WORLD, IN THE FORM OF ART. MY PASSION IS TO TRANSLATE INTO PAINTING, ALL THE LIGHTS, SHADES, SHADOWS AND VIBRANT COLORS THAT I SEE, IN A FREE MANNER. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ISRAEL AND HAD THE HONOR TO RECEIVE MY BA OF ARTS AT THE SORBONNE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, WHERE I WAS INSPIRED BY THE ARTISTS WHOM I ADMIRE MOST: PAUL GAUGIN, MARINA ABRAMOVIC AND CY TWOMBLY. SUCCESS IN LIFE, MEANS TO ME - FINDING HAPPINESS IN EVERY DAY, FULFILLING OUR TRUE TALENTS AND FINDING THE FREEDOM IN SPACE AND TIME TO ALLOW IT. I HOPE TO SHARE ALL OF THIS WITH YOU THROUGH MY WORK.
"Michal's work is very vibrant and colorful...like the colors of Kauai itself...Magical. She applies her art to almost anything you can imagine...clothing, hats, coffee mugs, rugs, pillows, shower curtains, towels, sheets & pillow cases, blankets, surf boards...etc....Truly Amazing & Inspiring!" Terri
"MICHAL IS SO INSPIRED BY LIGHTS AND COLORS THAT HER WORK REMINDS US HOW BEAUTIFUL SUCH THINGS CAN BE. I LIKE WHEN A PAINTING TESTIFIES THAT SOMETHING POWERFUL HAPPENED BETWEEN THE ARTIST AND ITS SURROUNDING, SO HOW COULD I NOT ENJOY MICHAL'S PAINTINGS :) INVOKING NATURE LIKE SHE DOES, ANYBODY CAN TELL SHE'S LIVING HER DAYS IN THE ISLANDS IN THE MOST SINCERE AND PASSIONATE WAY. I KNOW HOW SHE WORKED HARD ,AND STILL DOES, IN ORDER TO ALLOW THIS MAGIC TRAPPED INSIDE HER TO COME OUT IN THIS BEAUTIFUL MANNER." ABEL
"If you're in Hanalei, check out the store owned by artist Michal Abramovitz. She has amazing apparel and cool, artsy things of all kind, decorated with her vivid art. You can also find original art and prints of her work. She is really dialed into to the colors of the islands." Wade Koniakowsky
and even if ya can't make it into the store...HanaleiArtGallery.com can connect you with Michal and her art work. Please send an inquiry, happy to connect you. Mahalo!
Nick Arnold is a visionary artist who was raised and lives on the North Shore of the Island of Kauai.
The inspiration for PAINTED SHIELDS comes from the Peace Chiefs of the Plains Indians who would use their shields, not for war, but for teaching and sharing. These Chiefs painted their shields with colors and symbols to celebrate the gift of life and each persons unique reflection of this gift. This was their medicine. Art is Medicine.
We had just received the first installment of Encyclopedia Brittanica, which was the "A" edition. Art. I was 9. In it was a photo of De Kooning's "Excavation". I couldn't stop looking at it. I started drawing, then painting, throughout childhood and adolescence. Fast forward forty-five years, in the midst of a professional music career, I am also often drawing and painting.
I am pleased to present the work before you now.
Represented at HanaleiArtGallery.com
I view the finished work as a way to expand the space of a room wherein it is seen, and furthermore to possibly expand the inner perception of the viewer.
I'm based in Austin, Texas. I have recently executed commissions for ARQ Wealth Advisors offices in Scottsdale, Arizona; Bat Conservation International headquarters offices in Austin, Texas; and Gateway Church of Austin. Several collectors in my home state and through the Southwest display my works in their homes and work places.
I recently had a solo exhibit in the gallery at the Austin Creative Alliance, and participated in a group exhibit at the Santa Cruz Theater as part of the East Austin Studio Tour event.
Steve Bernal, Artist
Pierre Bouret moved to Kauai in 1970 to pursue his passion for surfing. Once on island, he was captivated by the beauty and magnificence of the surrounding landscape. These images inspired him to paint Kauai in plein air in all her natural splendor. Hawaii's mountains, waterfalls cascading into the ever changing sea and moments of magical light and shadow have provided an endless source of material for his Hawaii paintings.
Bouret's plein air paintings are characterized by colorful, light filled canvases, which capture fleeting moments in ordinary life and memorialize the beauty of Hawaii's landscapes and coastline.
Having had no formal training, Pierre has learned art technique and the plein air painting style from plein air artists, Saim Caglayan, President and founding member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Ken Auster, Ian Roberts, Jim Wilcox, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Ray Roberts, Camille Przewodek, Scott Burdick and Jeff Horn.
Pierre is a prolific plein air painter, represented by several galleries. Please inquire to see more of his works.
(in his words): born in tx. live in austin. learned scuba at 10. swam with stingrays. fed cheeze whiz to an 8″ green moray eel. competitive swimmer. have 3 plates and 22 screws holding my hip together. graduated from Southwest TX State in marketing. made geological survey maps. built houses. worked at Dell for 5 days. never been fired. moved to la (twice). played basketball with Kevin Costner. saved the dog in pearl harbor. angelina played my mom in true women. wrote a screenplay. published a magazine. scuba dove in Honduras. learned to surf in El Salvador. continue to surf in Costa Rica. rode horses through San Miguel. still can’t speak spanish. played guitar with Ray Wylie Hubbard. rigged lights for music videos. climbed to the top of the Astrodome. my shoes are flip flops. love to read Christopher Moore books. can’t get enough traveling. never missed a flight. left brained. right handed. left footed. and took lots of pictures along the way. (
These images posted are merely a few...these and many more are available in various sizes and formats... please send an inquiry for information and ordering...(in my words): Rodney Rocks!!! He's one of the greatest photographers on the planet. Rodney loves to photograph musicians who surf, musicians portraits, large marine life & fashion photography...He's awesome! Mahalo, Terri
*Note: purchased pieces will not have his logo on the piece, as seen here. Each will be signed and limited editions will be numbered.
A Whale's Tail
Momma & Baby
Surf & Sky
Gary Clark Jr.
Circle of Life
Curtis Cabral’s work depicts the Hawaiian Island lifestyle, music, fishing, hula, catching waves & sunset watching. He also is available for Murals & Glass Etching, both commercial and residential. His paintings are on canvas and often uses Hala mats too bordering native tattoo graphics. The pencil sketches he draws are masterful in detail and often done on site. Please send an inquiry to learn more about works of Curtis Cabral.
Eleni & Ryan Cameron
Eleni & Ryan co-create at Sol Art Studio on the North Shore of Kaua'i.
His: Inspired by a deep love of the ocean, Ryan Cameron’s art work reflects the beauty, peacefulness and adventure of the seas. His art works range from paddle sculptures, woodblocks, prints & paintings, multi media designs, one of a kind driftwood furniture & extraordinary interior/exterior spaces.
He holds a bachelors degree from San Diego State University in Applied Design (1992).
Hers: Eleni Cameron's wooden sculptures express Celebration of the Divine Feminine Spirit. Themes of feminine strength and beauty are exhibited. The wood allows for the expression. The sculptures seem to dance....
Dance is also another of Eleni's artful expressions.
Her art works and performances have been featured in hundreds of festivals, concerts, hotels, businesses, boutiques and magazines.
She is a graduate of Rutgers University & continually refines her sculptural and performance arts. She dances and performs internationally.
Together: The Cameron's love of the sea and the island life is expressed and shared in their sculptures and designs.
Art is Earth and Spirit entwined.
Thoughts we create paint us and sculpture the life we live.
My name is Maka Catori.
Maka means Mother Earth in Native American language and Mak is a crimson poppy flower in Poland. Catori means a soul in Native American language of the Hopi nation.
I believe in ART as a perfect union of Earth elements and pure vibrations of the soul.
While exploring the Native American lands of the American Southwest, I experienced seeing faces from the past. The Nature I was surrounded by brought memories from past lives that revealed themselves as faces. I immediately felt a strong connection to those faces and I knew that somehow I had to find a way to free them.
Shades of memories made me reach out for different colors and Mother Nature offered me Her 3D canvas. I was called by the enchanted faces that first had to be born to then be set free again.
Among them are faces of the souls of my people:
faces of spirits of virtues and values;
faces of defenders of peace – the peaceful warriors;
faces of Spirit Healers;
and some are the elephants who I remember as my golden age best friends.
My recent collection reflects them all painted on palm tree parts.
I was born in Poland and introduced to the world of visual arts, theatre and dance at an early age. Pre-teen, dancing as a lead with the Warsaw youth team & by age 15 performing sambas, rumbas and waltzes on stage. At home, inspired by Dad’s paintings, I always dreamt of exploring the world of art. It came to me later, deeply entwined with my experiences of travel around the world, exposed to different lands & cultures…..True to nature, Maka Catori is an artist.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1962, Patrick Ching has spent a lifetime devoted to the preservation of Hawaii's native wildlife.
He grew up exploring the valleys and shorelines of Hawaii and during a month long Outward Bound wilderness program, saw his first Hawaiian Hawk in the sky over Pololou valley.
"During that experience I decided to devote my life to educating people about Hawaii's native wildlife through my art".
In 1980 Patrick won a scholarship to Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles. He also attended the University of Hawaii at Leeward college and UH Manoa. His most influential mentor is international surrealist artist John Pitre.
Patrick volunteered for many wildlife organizations and eventually became a ranger for the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the Kilauea lighthouse on Kauai and also lived for extended periods of time among sea turtles and monk seals on the remote North Western Hawaiian Islands.
He has authored many award winning books including Sea Turtles of Hawaii, The Hawaiian Monk Seal and Honu and Hina.
Patrick now travels internationally painting and conducting realistic nature painting workshops.
"I paint the places and things that I love with the colors that have surrounded my life. My objective is to take the beauty that I have experienced and bring it into people's homes and their lives so that they may appreciate the things that are Naturally Hawaiian."
Lee Clark lives in Anahola on the east side of Kauai, Hawaii where he also has his studio. Lee works mainly with acrylics, and will do commissions.
Lee moved to Kauai in the mid-90s attracted by the Aloha Spirit and the beauty that surrounds the Hawaiian Islands. He is basically a self taught artist. His love of surfing and painting come together, an expression of his inner self which is beautifully captured in his work. Clark puts his sensitivity and acrylic paint on canvas to create images of "perfect waves", as realistic as photographs. Murals, surfboards, T-Shirts, cars, decals have all been touched by Clark's creativity. The island continues to inspire Clark's each day. "When I look at the waves breaking I can see the brush strokes. I feel so inspired here. Kauai is definitely 'God's masterpiece' I just copy his work."
Laird Hamilton's dad, Bill, commissioned Lee to paint "Laird at Tahiti" as a 5' x 3'. Bill then made a replica board with a 3' x 5' Giclee, which he took to SEMA in 2003. It was auctioned off for $19,500, and the money went to Ocean Reefs.
Mark owns his studio in Hanalei & is also represented by Amy Lauren Gallery in Hanapepe and online via HanaleiArtGallery.
Mark Daniells was born in Pasadena, California in 1949. He moved shortly thereafter to Northern California where he lived until the age of five. His family then moved to Guam in the western Pacific. Mark and his family enjoyed the beauty of the island to its fullest by swimming, snorkeling, hiking and camping.
At the age of ten his family moved to Palau, formerly part of Micronesia, which now has the reputation of being one of the premier dive destinations in the world. Mark's dad was a land commissioner and surveyor and his mom was a school teacher. It was an abundant and lush environment for a young man and the four years there left a lasting impression on him.
Mark did his freshman year of high school at Palau High and the following year was sent to live with friends in Manila in the Philippines for his sophomore year. He next traveled to central California where he completed the last two years of high school at Watsonville High School.
Both of Mark's parents were artists. Although they weren't professional they were an influence in Mark's early years. His dad was a woodblock printer and wood carver. His mom was and still is an accomplished watercolor artist. She is well known on Maui as Margaret Leach. Mark's dad, Gordon, passed away in 1989 and left Mark his set of wood carving chisels which Mark has put to good use carving doors, sculptures, and wood blocks.
Mark remained in California for fifteen years until 1981 when he moved to Kauai. In California, Mark furthered his education and received a degree in Fine Arts from University of California at Berkeley in printmaking. Mark worked for a year towards a master degree at the San Francisco based Institute for Experimental Printmaking.
After exposure to large institutions he sought various means to make a living including teaching high school, commercial airbrush painting for a custom motorcycle company and carpentry. Directly after college, an opportunity came up that he couldn't resist in the form of an invitation to travel to Europe. The nine months from October 1971 to June 1972 he traveled and absorbed the culture and art of Europe. The last four months of this trip were spent in Copenhagen, Denmark studying photo-silkscreening techniques. He also had his first art show there.
Mark sustained himself until 1996 with a combination of construction and art when he made the leap to being a full time artist. He works in oil, watercolor, etched and stained glass, and wood carving. He now enjoys an ever growing clientele and operates two studios in Hanalei on the North Shore of Kauai.
Mark lives in Hanalei with his wife Diane and their son Evan. Mark's studio/gallery is on the same property, fronting Kuhio Highway and welcomes visitors from all over the world.
Mark Daniells at home in his studio gallery.
Please see more of his works at Hanalei Art Gallery or stop by his studio when visiting Hanalei. He’s directly across from Hanalei School. Mahalo!
Mark Daniells and fellow artist & musician, Santiago Soto.
Mark Daniells & artist Michal Abramovitz
Mark Daniells and family….at home in Hanalei. When you buy his art, this is who you directly support. Mahalo!
Unique treasures wait for you to be discovered while exploring the majestic beauty Hawaii has to offer. Be sure not to miss the captivating gifts from the ocean. Handcrafted Hawaiian Shell Jewelry by Shell Dave are definitely some of the finest gifts you can find from the oceans around Kauai.
Shell Dave went to high school on Maui, and afterwards moved to Oregon and started rock and crystal collecting. His art form began with braiding leather to make crystal keychains and crystal earrings. He moved back to Maui, stopped making jewelry for five years, while he was working construction & during his freetime, strolling the shorelines of Maui, searching for shells and pukas. In 1992, a friend from Oregon that used to search for rocks with him, came to visit Hawaii. They started making puka shell necklaces and while searching for shells together, used to say to one another, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to do this for a living instead of working construction?” Construction was taking a toll on Dave’s body and in the summer of 1995, he started a new job.
One of his fellow workmates became a friend and told him his mother lived on Kauai. Explained that Kauai had beautiful shells and people had been known to survive on them when they visited; he invited Dave to visit Kauai. Shell Dave came to the island for the first time in August of 1995. It was then that he discovered one of the most beautiful pukas he had ever seen. Dave brought his collection of pukas from Maui, but after seeing the puka shells on Kauai, he threw his Maui collection back into the sea. He made puka shell necklaces with sunrise shell charms and sold them. He was able to buy his first car within three months and in January of 1996 he began stringing Kahelelani shells. He has been living his dream ever since …
Single strands or ropes...the more interesting the weave, the higher the price...all shells are found locally and hand sourced.
Many Hawaiian shells are indigenous to the island chain; some are not only collected, but are also rare insurable gems. Kahelelani shells were made popular by the Royal Hawaiian culture of Niihau, and have now become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Shells have been collected, and strung into leis to adorn royalty and to be worn at special ceremonies, such as weddings and funerals. Kahelelani shell lei were given to the deceased as a final Aloha to their loved ones. Now they are donned for every occasion and treasured for their natural beauty.
We specialize in Kahelelani and Sunrise shells. Each piece is handmade and therefore “one of a kind”. There are several designs showcased here. The “Herringbone” design is the traditional Hawaiian custom for leis. The “Rope” and “Loom Weave” are original techniques for a truly unique piece of jewelry.
Even though island of Niihau is inaccessible to the public, Kahelelani and Sunrise shells may also be found on various beaches throughout the island chain. Sunrise shells are richly colored and probably the most rare and collectable of all Hawaiian shells. They are a blessing to discover, and an honor to share. Rare indeed.
There are many vendors of Hawaiian Shell Jewelry, but only one Shell Dave. When buying from Shell Dave, you are getting over 20 years of experience, quality, and reputation to go with your one of a kind jewelry. Shell Dave only uses pristine, flawless shells, and top quality materials for his work. When you buy from Shell Dave, you are sure to have a quality piece of art you will enjoy for many years.
Dina Mori / Satya
Dina Mori, born in New York, now resides in Kaua'i, Hawaii. She is a painter, drawer, colorist, mark maker & figurative artist. These drawings are an aspect of her facility with a variety of mediums and expression.They are drawings from the model. One can literally feel the eye-to-hand connection. Her art is lyrical, sensual, funny, lingual & expressive line & gesture.
"I have kept in touch with the joy of drawing from the model, focusing & working in a state of intuitive spontaneity. At the end of each session, I am elated, my eyes so opened that wherever I look, I see the Grace. This stimulates me to go further in my search to create Truth in Art." Dina Mori / Satya
About the Artist
Doug credits his artistic passion to the inspiration created by the legacy of his family. His parents, Dick and Sandra Disney, who identified and supported Doug’s artistic and athletic talents from an early age, exposed Doug and his siblings to various cultural influences as they traveled internationally. Doug, being a 4th generation San Diegan, also attributes much of his inspiration to the many family vacations spent exploring the California Coast and experiencing the lure of Hawaii. These adventures shaped his love for nature, in particular the ocean, and are represented in his body of artwork. While acquiring his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Long Beach State, Doug was also the quarterback of his college football team. His unique combination of artistic and athletic creativity is prevalent in his works of art.
Doug considers being a father his greatest accomplishment. Watching his children develop the value of self-expression through art brings him great satisfaction. Doug’s children have each chosen to pursue similar paths as their father. His daughter, Makela, is currently working on her Master’s in Education to become a teacher. While his son, Derrick, is a competitive surfer as well as an aspiring artist producing alternative media artwork.
Doug is inspired by artists such as Paul Gauguin, Edward Hopper, Ken Auster, Wade Koniakowski as well as his sister, Dee Ann Disney Jones. He has been moved by their color choices and their depictions of light and shadow. As a high school art teacher of 25 years, he finds great personal reward in the success of his students as he guides their individual journeys of self-discovery as artists. Many of his students have gone on to pursue careers in art, most notably, Kaleeka Bond.
Doug’s art reflects a dynamic energy depicting each phase of his life’s journey. He paints what he knows and his pieces personify the costal lifestyle. The essence of his artwork embodies his love of the human connection with nature. In viewing his artwork, Doug hopes that you may become inspired to see nature’s beauty in a way you may not have appreciated it before. Doug believes life is the journey, not the destination. He looks forward to what lies ahead as he follows his own path and hopes to impact others on his journey.
"I Love to Paint" Doug Disney
Dee in Hanalei
People at Dog Beach
Before the Pagent
In 2000 Dunten was paralyzed in a diving accident in the Rio Grande after a camping trip in the Chisos Mountains. Unable to move from the neck down Dunten began using his mouth to paint in 2002.
In 2005 he was awarded a student scholarship by the MFPA (Mouth and Foot Painters Association) based in Lichtenstein.
Dunten has studied with painter Philip Wade and world renowned master painter Edward Povey. While studies are on-going with Povey, Dunten's style, subject and technique continue to evolve.
His works have been on exhibition at the Bass Concert Hall, The One Allen Center and featured in online and print publications nationally. Patrons across the US collect his work. His most recent public pieces can be seen on display at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas and at The College of Education on the TCU University campus in Ft. Worth.
With a relentless spirit Dunten continues to, "paint himself out of the wheelchair" advocating research for paralysis from spinal cord injury and knows he will walk again. Making prints available to everyone, Dunten wants his story to be told and the belief in a cure to spread.
Now, Dunten lives and works at his studio just outside of Austin, Texas with his wife, 2 sons and a small group committed to seeing his mission through.
Melanie Shook Dupre
I like to stand by and observe the effect of my paintings on the various people who wander into my little gallery workshop, or those who attend my shows in the galleries and other venues in which I present my work to the public. It is always interesting to see and hear their reactions. Sometimes people ask me what “style” I paint in. They frequently compare my work to impressionism. Often I hear an admirative statement about it looking like a photograph. This makes me laugh, because I know what the photograph looked like, and it isn’t even close!! But I reassure them that I take it as the compliment they intended. Some people come in and with humility say “I don’t know anything about painting, but I LIKE this”. It’s as if they must apologize for not liking paintings that don’t represent reality as they see it, as if somehow they have been told that isn’t “educated”…
I spent the better part of my life educating myself. I have always loved paintings, whether I can see them in museums or galleries, at friend’s houses, or in books and media, I am always eager to feast visually on more, and all kinds. Growing up, I read and studied about the lives of many painters, especially the ones whose styles attracted me. I learned a lot about the history of Art in the Western world view. I experimented with different mediums and learned as much as I could about them, keeping an updated copy of Artist’s Materials and Techniques as my bible. Most importantly I work. I adhere to the old adage about making your first 5000 mistakes so you can begin to correct them. If you aren’t DO-ing, how can you evolve? I believe that as an artist (just as any human!) we never stop growing. I hope to have a long healthy life which I can use to celebrate the growth of my abilities in the visual arts. It is the thing I have always planned to do with my “one wild and precious life”…
On the topic of “style” it seems to me these labels are made up and stuck on artists by other people seeking to put things in neat little boxes. However, if I had to say which “-ism” I feel most closely akin to it might be this one :
Magical realism in its modern sense first appeared in 1955, the German art critic Franz Roh first used the phrase in 1925, to refer to a painterly style also known as Neue Sachlichkeit (the New Objectivity). Magical realist art does not often include overtly fantastic or magical content, but rather looks at the mundane through a hyper-realistic and often mysterious lens. In visual art it brings extreme realism to the depiction of mundane subject matter, revealing an “interior” mystery, rather than imposing external, overtly magical features onto this everyday reality. It employs various techniques that endow all things with a deeper meaning and reveal mysteries, representing before our eyes–in an intuitive way –the interior figure of the exterior world.
Magical realism faithfully portrays the exterior of an object, and in doing so the spirit, or magic, of the object reveals itself. The aim is not to add magical elements to a realistic painting, but to pursue a radically faithful rendering of reality; the “magic” effect on the viewer comes from the intensity of that effort: Quoting the painter John Stuart Ingle : “I don’t want to make arbitrary changes in what I see to paint the picture, I want to paint what is given. The whole idea is to take something that’s given and explore that reality as intensely as I can.”
There are so many styles of painting, in fact with few exceptions painting is unique to each artist. I would love to paint like so many of the artists I admire. Sometimes I try to do a piece in the spirit of an artist whose work I love. Over the years I have noticed that paintings tend to paint themselves, and I have some control but not complete control. So I am learning to let painting work through me, in collaboration—and try to be ok with that ! Life is never boring down here on this little rock in the Pacific, dancing with my muse… I look forward to your visit!
Aaron & Ave/Evolve Love
Arron & Ave created Evolve Love Silks est. in Hanalei, 1988
Evolve Love Silk Art, is immersed in the tropical lifestyle on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. Beautiful colors, one-of-a-kind original art on silk. Aaron & Ave create exquisitely beautiful silk clothing; wearable art. Every piece is a hand-painted work of art by Aaron designed by Ave. .
Choose a color theme, knowing each piece is unique.
Material is also sold directly to designers and manufacturers of fine silk clothing. Please send an inquiry.
The original hand painted silk panels are available in 4’x8′ panels. Bringing together the vibrant colors of the spectrum in unique blending… as the vibrant paints and dyes infuse into the silk.
After the artwork is completed, the panels are steam-cured, and the dye binds molecularly to the fabric, allowing the silk to be cared for by hand washing, without loss of color. The permanent radiance of the colors, emerging from the silks, enhanced by the curing process, ensures the wearability of this cherished fiber, giving years of enjoyment as art &/or clothing.
Wrap yourself in the exquisite colors of luxurious silk, hand crafted on Kaua'i.
Additional Note: Be sure to see the film Given (available via Netflix) and learn more about the unique lifestyle of this creative family. https://www.giventhemovie.com
Exquisitely hand painted silks….
Daniel Finchum’s artistic interests have always been present since childhood and it was obvious to his teachers and fellow students. Although having the ability to draw and paint, he never found real passion in these mediums. As a young man fresh out of college Daniel picked up a camera and saw his first success as a photographer having won an international competition sponsored by Kodak in two different categories and his work was exhibited in NYC. However, life got in the way and he never really pursued photography again until about three years ago.
Having seen a video about rock stacking, Daniel decided one day while up the Wailua River to try his hand at it. He found it mesmerizing and therapeutic. It brought back fond memories of walking up streams and along the shores of Lake Michigan as a child with his grandmother gathering materials from which they fashioned artistic creations. He started taking pictures of his creations and posting them on line to the encouragement of his friends and family. After being made aware of great land artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long, Daniel grew to love “land art” and developed his own work flow in the way he photographed his creations which harkens to the time of the Hudson River School aesthetic. Last summer, Daniel had his first solo exhibit with the Kauai Society of Artists and was successful enough that the Garden Island Arts council invited to him to have a solo exhibit at the airport for six weeks. Since then he has been picked up by Art House Gallery in Koloa where he continues to be one of their best-selling artists of his limited editions he calls, “Aina Art”. It is important to know that Daniel no longer does rock stacks out of respect to the Hawaiian culture. Even when he did, he always put the rocks back and never did his creations in sacred areas. He only did it as a way to help release the great amount of stress he was going through at the time and has learned other creative ways that achieve the same result, I.e. wet plate photography.
The flood gates of creativity were now opened and about two and a half years ago, Daniel saw a documentary about antique photographic processes. A couple of weeks later while sitting in a restaurant he began to see the island people differently as a result of seeing the documentary. He made the realization that Kauai’s people were as varied as it’s landscape and decided to photograph them in a way very few were doing… through wet plate collodion photography, a difficult and unpredictable hand crafted process developed in 1851. He decided to call this body of work, “Kama’aina Art” (people of the land). Being influenced by wet plate photographers such as Alex Timmermans, Andreas Rehs, and Julia Margaret Cameron, Daniel has seen great interest in his work through social media and has a growing and supportive following early on. Daniel's influences are just as diverse ranging from pictorialism to street art.
Working with a high end digital camera in the forest or ocean side and then going into the home of a family with an antique process and original lenses from the 1850s has given me great enjoyment and balance. It is my wish that the viewer will carry with them a sense of appreciation and malama of our precious islands and its people in a new, yet old way. I approach every new work with the desire to engage each viewer with a narrative which lies just below the surface of the image. It is a personal call to a simpler time of beauty and innocence.
Portrait packages available. Must schedule. Daniel travels globally so will need to make sure he’s on island to co-create the fine art experience with an individual or family. Please send an inquiry to purchase a piece or start the portrait process.
More than a portrait... this is FINE ART.
Please feel free to contact us to arrange a consultation/interview which is required prior to shoot date. Wet plate collodion photography is very involving for both the artist and the sitter. It is important for the sitter to understand what is entailed. However, since it is a historical process you will also learn a great deal making it an unforgettable & enjoyable experience while on Kauai. Daniel may be available to visit other islands too or world wide…He does love to travel.
We look forward to working with you.
*Please note that this digital representation is merely a smidgeon of the work Daniel has available. Pieces may come on metal, prints or canvas. “Glassed” Canvas too. Sizes vary.
Mahalo! Terri, Artist Rep.
Hanalei Art Gallery is pleased to represent Artist, Derek Glaskin. Derek is THE artist to the Ali'i Nui of Hawaii. His works are unique. Australian born. Hawaiian heritage. Kaua'i resident & Kumu of Kahuna Knowledge. All Original Works. Must see. On island? Serious collectors, please contact me for a studio visit to meet Derek and view pieces privately. Happy to.
mixed medium on gallery wrap canvas
mixed medium on gallery wrap canvas
mixed medium on wood
Wailua nui aho ano
36x48x2 mix medium on gallery wrap canvas
POLI HALE #1
lost n found objects
POLI HALE #2
lost n found objects
POLI HALE #3
lost n found objects
mixed medium on mirror
mixed medium on mirror
mixed medium on mirror
21x21x2 mixed medium
Paul is Hawaiian. He photographs sacred moments through his lens and shares them via his photographic art. Available on metal, prints or giclee. Paul is also a stylist in Kilaua & an excellent rock & roll guitarist for his band, RumbleTone. He is a man of textured layers & tones. Check out more of his photographs and please send an inquiry to place an order. Mahalo!
Paul Ventura with his daughter Grace. He is known as Paul Grace.
Moonset at Halema’uma’u
E Pili Kakou Sunrise
Ring of Fire
I was born on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai, spent my years as a youth on the Big Island of Hawaii, where I surfed and played along the rocky Puna coast. I have always been inspired to create, blessed and nurtured by the amazing creation before me. I am mostly self-taught. I've found painting to be a wonderful and expressive medium; increasingly exciting and fulfilling. "Nurtured by the amazing creation before me." Since my car accident, I have found that the creative spirit flows nearly as easily by mouth as by hand. I enjoy all mediums: acrylics, oils, watercolors, and digital. I'm inspired by the cultural diversity of Hawaii and the beauty of our world, in which I find a rich, limitless source.
These pieces are available as giclees & prints.
North Shore Mocean
End of The Road
Fire on the Mountain
Golden Bamboo Trail
Hanalei Surfs Up
Highway to Heaven
Walking Under the Blue Jade
Hanalei Surf Shack
Na Pali Moon
Stormy Na Pali
Resting Honu at Tunnels
Big Brown Blues
Grand Pa's Mele
The Kauai Strut
Secret of the Roses
Blowing in the Wind
Red Sun Sumo
Jan Ekelberry Hashi
Multi-Media Artist/ Kitchen & Bath Designer.
Jan Ekleberry has been painting with oils and watercolors since the early 1970’s. Her talents have always been inspired by nature; deserts of Arizona, where she grew up & shores of beautiful Kauai, where she currently resides.
Jan does most of her painting plain aire. It is common for her works to have a little sand in mixed in her mediums, adding to the charm and magic of each of her pieces.
She truly lives in total appreciation of her surroundings.
Enjoy the “Aloha” that each inspired piece of art brings to your home.
I moved to Kauai to pursue my art career and embrace a total lifestyle change. I am very blessed with a very supportive and loving family, all residing in AZ. I have a wonderful partner, Steve Hashi. We are lucky enough to enjoy our art creations together with our company, Overboard Art.