I experience the world and life in an amplified way. I feel things deeply and express things strongly. When I walk through a garden, I don’t just see the garden, I feel the garden! From the stillness of the rainforest to the bright sunshine contrasted with deep shadows, to the playful wildlife on my island home, nature touches me and changes me. My paintings are saturated with these experiences and feelings. I express joyful celebration, deep peaceful tranquility and bright love and hope with strong color and playful ideas.
I invite you to explore my art on the pages of this website.
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One of my favorite places to take our guests is on a drive down Beach Road in east Hawaii. The tree tunnel is miles long and it feels like an enchanting step back in time. This painting, just completed is headed next to be a feature in a video project for Art Lifting Hearts (the home of my encouragement initiative).
This 9x12 acrylic landscape pictures Hilo Bay, one of my favorite places in the world. "Hilo Bay," is now, quite appropriately, showing along the bayfront at One Gallery, Hilo Hawaii.
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