Friday, July 1, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

Ae'o Flies in for the Turning of the Tide

Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas 10 x 18  
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When I got there it was low tide and the pond was empty and dry. It was occupied by a woman in a beach chair and her small dog. The high surf suddenly began splashing in to fill the pond as the tide rose. The woman and the dog fled and the ae'o or Hawaiian Stilt flew in almost simultaneously. I felt privileged to be there for a priceless transitional moment. 

Friday, May 27, 2022


Just Out of Sight
Acrylic on Linen panel, 12 x 16

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Looking for the right Spot
Acrylic on panel, 8 x 10


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

"A Sense of Place"
Acrylic, 12 x16

“A Sense of Place” is about the little beach in front of the Kawaihae Canoe Club and along side the harbor. I have been coming here for 68 years and seen it through many phases. Mostly I have heard of this simply as the “Harbor Beach”, but it also has been called Honouli, which could mean “bay with deep blue (or dark) water”.

I have a deep sense that something here transcends the different meanings it has to the countless human, animal, plant, and bird tenants that have come and gone throughout time. Some of those are in the painting - look for the ‘Ulili or Wandering Tattler that  I have not seen there for a long time, although there has been one at Pelekane Bay nearby, the Hunakai or Sanderlings, and even a well hidden crab. Seemingly tranquil, this place fits the definition of a beach that I remember from high school science: “a deposit of material in transit”. Storms have altered this place many times, and some of them have been weather and some human and governmental. Before the harbor there was a lovely place that people lived. They had no choice in losing their homes to the development. Much history, and therefore turmoil,  has taken place here, but the ageless tranquility remains. There are stories about the old days here at

Monday, May 9, 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Selfie at Kua  Bay
Acrylic 12 x 16


Sunday, April 17, 2022

 Behind the Breakwater
Acrylic 8 x 10

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Thriving Life on an
Organic Coffee Farm
Acrylic 8 x 10