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.