My paintings are inspired by the unrelenting beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. They capture small moments, sections of my mind, that have been impressed with the allure of Hawaiian life.
The Ko'olau are exceptionally beautiful at sunset, when sun starts to dip low and there seems the be a fire behind them.
I'm entranced by the beauty large waves can produce when light refracts through them. This is an attempt to capture one of those amazing patterns of light.
Many of my paintings make use of gold leaf. This technique was often utilized in medieval art. I use the gold leaf in a similar way, to evoke a feeling of iconicism.
This is a study in motion and light. Here I'm looking at the way light flows through water and waves, and the similarity between that and paint on surfaces.
Here is a juxtaposition between form and motion and color and tone. Below we have softer, warm, cloud-like form and on top there is a solid large single brush stroke, cooler and more dynamic.
This is a second study using the iconic bridge in Haleiwa and the gold leaf to establish that iconicism.
This is a study of the waves, the sea, and how paint and texture contrast to give the viewer the impression of a water.