Ohia is a much beloved yet endangered tree here on Hawaii island (research "Rapid Ohia Death" for more information and how you can help). I found this beautiful little Ohia seedling growing on my land and named the painting Keiki O Ka Aina, or, Child of the Land.
As I watch our world, I have become more and more passionate about how desperately we need to look upon one another in love. But how can we do that when our own hearts are in turmoil?
Each of us, no matter our differences, yearn to experience more joy, peace, and love. Those are common human needs and I believe these longings have been placed in our hearts by The Creator and are met by The Creator in many ways, art being one of them!
My art is infused with meaning as I express these most basic heart needs. My greatest hope today, is that as you explore my website, my art and the stories behind it, will touch you personally.
And in turn, as you experience this through my art, I hope you will be able to turn and touch another’s heart who is in need of joy, peace and love.
"aloha kekahi i kekahi"
(love one another) John 13:34
Three Encouraging Collections of Art and Inspiration
In this gallery you will find paintings and stories that display the pursuit of love. I hope lingering here will fill your heart with a little more hope.
Melanie's Art Stories
Would you like to follow an artist's journey toward joy, peace and love? My periodic newsletter is the easiest way to hear about the newest stories and paintings to come out of my studio. I think you'll find it inspirational.
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