"It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet." ~Kojiro Tomita
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." ~Georgia O'Keeffe
When folks ask me why I paint, I've wondered myself at the answer . . . what should I say? Because it brings me joy? Because I want to share that joy with others? The answer comes
to me every time I pick up a brush. Every time I mix a color or watch pigment mingle on the canvas . . . I realize then, it is about the process.
For me, the deeper meaning in what I paint, lies in my passion to preserve the Maui I discovered when I came "home" in 1981. The greens are greener here, the ocean bluer, the skies full of
drama and light . . . but the true Maui is in the kama'aina, the kupuna who are leaving us. They are the spirit behind the word "aloha," they are teaching me to see. I hope to
continue learning to view Maui not only through the eyes of an artist, but through the aging eyes of her beautiful people, and that I may one day come close to adequately saying with color and shapes
that which I have "no words for."
E komo mai.
I hope you will get a positive impression of my artwork and maybe even take some home with you.
Call me to make an appointment to stop by my Haiku, Maui studio - visitors are always welcome!
With fond aloha,