My connection with Hawai’i began in 1979, when I first sighted Mauna Kea emerging through the clouds after a three week ocean crossing. Seeing for the first time the amazing sea life and tropical plants of Hawai’i, the spectacular waterfalls and colors, left me with an unforgettable memory.
I returned to Hawai’i in 2002, with my husband and daughter to the island of Maui. It became an ideal place for art and inspiration. I work in watercolor and pastel, and at the Hui No’eau in Makawao, I fell in love with making woodcut prints. I enjoy the process of hand carving my images in wood, then printing each one by hand, using traditional tools and methods. It’s a very slow process, there is no rushing or pushing it. When it’s ready there is always such a great joy to pull the first print, and see what started out as a line drawing, take on an entirely new life of its own.
It is my hope that my art will capture a piece of this amazing world that we live in, or help a person hold onto a special experience they’ve had, or a place they love.
It is so important..... That we slow our lives down, take the time to see, to embrace the land, the wildlife, and the wild places of our planet.