Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

Winter 2006 20 x 24 inches acrylic on canvas
I know this holiday wish is a couple of days late, but it is still Christmas until the New Year. I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to come. It saddens me to see people who want to make the Christmas season end on the 26th. I wish we could keep the Christmas spirit all year long. For me the Christmas decorations stay on until the 2nd week of January. This is the birth of our LORD, lets rejoice and celebrate this season.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shadow People

six shadow people 20 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas 2006
private collection

Friday, November 20, 2009

At the Mirror

nude at the mirror 24 x 30 inches oil on canvas 1990
private collection
This painting dates from 1990. I did this in Odessa Texas along with several others in this style. I am thinking that I might revisit this style again for atleast another piece if not more.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Aloha Hula Girl

This little wahine hula is a digital image I did using Adobe Illustrator several years ago. ALOHA!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Self Image

Self Image 28 x 36 acrylic on canvas 2009
private collection

Friday, October 30, 2009

A view from across the Ali Wai Canal

Across the Canal 8 x 10 inches acrylic on canvas
This is looking across the waters of the Ali Wai Canal in Waikiki Honolulu. It was a cloudy morning with a warm misty rain gently caressing the distant blue mountains. This is such a beautiful place!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Diamond Head Waikiki

Diamond Head Waikiki 2009 acrylic on canvas
I hear the drums of the islands calling me.......maybe it is time for a another trip to Hawaii.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Samoan Girl

Samoan Girl 30 x 34 inches acrylic on canvas 2009
On the island of Oahu, there is a institution known as the Polynesian Cultural Center. The center provides an entertaining and educational experience of many Pacific Island cultures. Each culture is represented by young people attending nearby Brigham Young University. This painting is of a young Samoan hula dancer. I took several liberties as this is not an individual person, but a composite of several girls from Samoa. The beach and distant islands (the Mokuluas), are of Lanikai Beach.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Face 01 8x10 acrylic on canvas 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Maui Girl Hula

This new painting is called "Pretty Maui Girl" acrylic in canvas, 24 x 34 inches This time an old Hawaian Song was playing in my head and it goes like this:

I love a pretty Maui girl
She lives at Waikapu
With rosey cheeks and pearly teeth
And lovely nut brown hair
Her waist is oh so slender
Her opu too much nui nui
Of all the wahines i ever did aloha
Sweet Mariah beats them all
My love for you... ua hiki aki no
Your love for me... ua pele wale no
Dont tell mama, akulikuli
She"ll tell papa, aluliluli
Nui nui pilikua with me now...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

the story in your eyes

Face 1-29-09 8x10 inches acrylic on paper

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sun Dress

sun dress 10 x 15 inches gauche on paper 1984
An older gauche painting from 1984. I think that the simple primary color scheme works well here.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Red Head Woman

"redhead in a formal dress" 18 x 28 inches acrylic on canvas
private collection
A really beautiful painting of a red haired woman with rich color and abstract curves. The photo does not even come close to the actual color. This is one of my favorites.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sandy Beach - Oahu, Hawaii

Sandy Beach 20 x 28 inches acrylic on canvas 2009
This is a new painting of one of my favorite beaches on Oahu. This beach is literally called "Sandy Beach". It is known for having some of the roughest shore breaking waves. The views of black lava rock cliffs and powerful waves are absolutely breath taking.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Three sisters

three sisters 12 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas 2009
All over the Hawaiian Islands, there are parks that are surrounded by masonry rock walls. These stone fences are made of the volcanic rock found locally. The large stones at the base of these palm trees are volcanic and are scattered through out the Hawaiian landscape. I was struck by the majesty of these three palms and began to wonder about their origin. Some time long ago, these three beauties were little seedlings amongst the rocks. Were they purposely placed here by human ancestors? Or did the hand of God place them in such a way?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Far Away

far away 19 x 30 inches acrylic on canvas 2007

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Makapuu - Oahu, Hawaii

Makapuu Oahu 16 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas.

Close up view to show detail

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Oahu palms

Oahu palms 24 x 33 inches acrylic on canvas
Another new painting from Hawaii. I really like the clouds and sky in this painting. I tend look up a lot when I am walking around the island. The tall palms and puffy clouds against the deep blue skies, are enchanting.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kahana Bay

Kahana Bay acrylic on canvas 16 x 24 inches
private collection
My latest painting is of a scene at Kahana Bay on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. There is a road that follows the coastline just behind the trees on the right. The drive from Diamond Head to here is absolutely stunning.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Waikiki, Oahu Hawaii

Kalakaua Avenue Waikiki 12 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas.
My latest painting is of Waikiki beach in Honolulu Hawaii.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hawaiian sunset

Sunset on Waikiki Beach.....It just doesn't get any better than this :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009


firecracker 20 x 24 acrylic on canvas 2009
private collection
A hot and spicy red head!

Friday, January 30, 2009

woman in pink

"woman in pink" 21 x 27 inches acrylic on canvas 2005
Color is essential to all of my work. I tend to use vivid colorful harmonies in most of my paintings. I will admit that my color choices do not always please the retina, but I am continually striving to express myself with the use of color. I am always trying to create works were the color speaks. The first response from people when viewing my work is nearly always a comment about the color.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Abstract Nude Woman

standing nude woman 14 x 34 inches acrylic on canvas 2008
A new painting that I finished last week.....The last one for 2008. An abstract nude woman that has a very Art Deco feel. The background is full of heavy textured paint.