Featured Artists at Our Gallery
Below are just a few of the wonderfully talented artists we represent at the gallery. Click the image to see the larger photo.
Born on Lihue, Chris carries on his father-inspired interest in high fired glazed creations. He flame works pure crystal into naturally colored life-like creatures of the sea.
Ronald Puakukui Kanakanui Sr.
Hawaiian born and raised, Ron's interest in wood carving was initially ignited by his maternal grandfather, the renowned Kumu Hula, Sam Pua H'aheo. As a "Maoli", he respects the unique guidance provided by ancestral recollections and cultural insights and he tries to manifest these in his one-of-a-kind, original carvings
A native Hawaiian, Syd is an exacting carver. He harvests the wood, turns it, and then shapes, spaults, dries, sands, oil soaks, coats and buffs each bowl, taking between 2 to 3 weeks to complete the process
Shirley Pu Wills
Her work incorporates her expertise in Asian style painting influenced by the Sung Dynasty Court Paintings, and her concerns for the endangered ecosystems endemic to Hawaii.
Living in Hawaii and having raised his family here, Ezra tries to translate onto canvas his experience of "...the beauty and essence of Hawaii as well as the joy it brings."
Uses Infrared Photography to highlight. "The spectacular contrasts...in the natural beauty of Hawaii in a way that the naked eye cannot."
Mayumi lives on her farm here on the Big Island and is truly a world famous artist "...hailed as 'the Matisse of Japan' famed for her vivid paintings. See her newest piece here
"...has been inspired by the ocean all his life...", both as a world class surfer, and commercial fisherman living on the Big Island. He creates unique and beautiful sea sculptures from the exquisite hardwoods found here in Hawaii.
Watercolors, mono printing and oil paintings are the mediums that help her "...connect to nature..." and convey the beauty of "...the beaches of Hawaii".
Creates jewelry using his unique "cold fusion" technique that draws on his background in gemology, mineralogy, geology and silver smithing.
Skip's lamps are unique in that they combine both his skills in working with stained glass and his abilities as a fine woodworker.
Focused on series of paintings entitled "Hawaiian Harmonies". He uniquely does most of his painting on-site based on in-the-moment inspirations.
Christina Skaggs, a contemporary painter, uses ancient symbols and alchemical knowledge, to infuse magic into painting.
Kele Kanahele crafts the most beautiful Ni'ihau Shell Leis from the forbidden island of Ni'ihau
Mary Spears, a long time Waimea resident, is well known for her Hawaiian - themed oil paintings, but is equally adept at working with watercolors and her newest creative modality, torn paper painted collages.
Roen Hufford, born on Molokai and raised on the Big Island, owns her own organic farm in Waimea. Roen makes all her dyes from native plants and creates her kapa in the traditional cloth-making manner passed on from previous generations. Special to her is her stand of "wauke" paper bark, which she tends with her 88 year old mother, the famous kapa and lei maker, Marie McDonald.
"For that unique local artist to famous Hawaiian artists...you can find it all here. The caring and knowledgeable staff are near if you have any questions or wants, however you are invited to have a quiet, no pressure stroll around the store. I highly recomend making this gallery a regular stop when you go thru Waimea." — Ramon Honea, Oakland, CA
"A fabulous variety of beautiful arts and crafts. Maria and her staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You'll find something for everyone." — Ron Berlin, Pittsburgh, PA
"A small quaint shop that packs a lot of punch. This shop houses some of the best artists here on the Big Island and has everyone's artistic flavor in mind...love it!" — Jesse Kalawe, Kau, Hawaii