In fall of 2009 my family was blessed with the trip of a lifetime to a very special place, Kolea Villas in Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. So special, while there I constantly found myself pausing as if to record every detail for future recollection. Upon leaving I was immensely aware [...]
At the beginning of this journey I new I would have to transport these massive paintings from my studio in Wasilla, Alaska to their new home on the Big Island of Hawaii. I ordered my supplies and fashioned them in a way that would allow me to disassemble and package them for transport efficiently. In my mind I had thought of everything. Come the day of my departure I found myself at the airport checked baggage counter completely vulnerable.
This Painting “Red Garden”, features a dense growth of Hawaiian Red Ginger bushes with an old red dirt path winding through them. The clients were wonderful in selecting and communicating the theme for these paintings. A true pleasure to work with!
When I first met Sharon and Dave Shaffer through the internet I had no idea what was in store. They own a penthouse villa in Waikaloa, Hawaii and were looking for some art to compliment it’s already amazing decor. Over the following weeks and months we conversed and settled on two concepts to be turned into paintings for their villa. This is a photo diary of the experience.