Hoist, Shelley

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Shelley Hoist feels extremely lucky to be a natural fiber artist living on the beautiful Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Creating art has always been a part of her life.  Inspired by natural fibers and found treasures, she creates sculptural art vessels, LEARN MORE >>

Kamai, Chelsea

Chelsea was born in Newport Beach, California and moved to the Big Island in 2015.  She and her husband greeted the arrival of their first child in March of 2016.  A self-taught acrylic painter, Chelsea finds her inspiration in the wildlife that surrounds her.  The LEARN MORE >>

Frazier, Birgitta

Birgitta knew she belonged in Hawai'i a day after she landed. "My paradise on an active volcano is exciting and inspires my daily work," she says. Originally from Germany, she was just 17 when she received a 3 year degree as a Milliner (ladies hat maker).  She took LEARN MORE >>

Johns, Cliff

Design and form have always been of great interest to me. I find woodturning is an excellent way to experiment with both. There seems to be no end to what you find when you explore wood. The artists that have had the most influence on my work and my concept of LEARN MORE >>

Eoff, Gary

Gary Eoff has resided in Kona Hawai‘i since 1981.  He works as an artist and craftsman, influenced by our rich Hawaiian culture and traditions. Inspired by the expert craftsmanship, the high level of aesthetics and the natural materials used in the culture of old LEARN MORE >>

Van Zyle, Daniel

Dan Van Zyle

Daniel is almost alone in his mastery of the demanding technique of stone lithography.  Virtually no other artists currently working are able to achieve anything near his subtlety of color and fine detail in stone lithography.  One critic observed that Daniel's work LEARN MORE >>

Watson, Linda

Linda S Watson

BIOGRAPHY Linda S.Watson was born in San Mateo, California and has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area almost all of her life. She is a painter and mixed media artist currently working and living in the Puna district of the Big Island. She studied Fine LEARN MORE >>

Shafto, Tim and Tiffany

By combining Hawaiian Koa with woods from around the world, Big Island artisans Tim and Tiffany Shafto, ASID, create the beautiful contrasts that are the signature of DeEtte and Allen designs. Hawaiian Koa wood (Acacia Koa) is only found in the Hawaiian Islands LEARN MORE >>

Pro, Andrea

Andrea Pro

I make my home on the slope of Hualalai Mountain on a lovely five-acre coffee and macadamia nut farm in Kahalu’u, Kona on the island of Hawai’i. The land and its culture inspire in me a deep need to communicate my feelings and perceptions. Images arise from an LEARN MORE >>

Guth, Ann

With a background in geography and geology, Ann Guth was introduced to cartography (drawing maps). While she was working on a map, one of her supervisors said “you have something in your hands.” With that came confidence and greater creativity. She has lived in LEARN MORE >>

Smith, Arenzo R. Jr.

Arenzo has been a Big Island resident since 1991, moving here from Los Angeles, California. He was educated at The Philadelphia Museum College of Art from 1957 to 1962, where his major course of study was Interior Design, which included architectural concept and LEARN MORE >>

Kiriaty, Avi

Avi Kiriaty

Avi Kiriaty was born in Israel, the son of a dabbling artist, and spent his youth as a keen observer of nature and people. He met his wife on a kibbutz and soon after moved to New Hampshire where they had their first child, Keytoe. Soon after, the Kiriaty family LEARN MORE >>

Hahn, Bonnie Sol

Bonnie Sol Hahn

"It starts with an experience, a feeling, and a subject. I’m drawn to the way light surfs the waves, the way sunset streaks across the sky, the way wind blows through the palms. From the boldness of the distant mountain as it rises above the clouds, to the LEARN MORE >>

Loebel-Fried, Caren

Caren

Caren Loebel-Fried has long been fascinated by cultures living “at one” with nature, and the kinship between people and nature that for most of human history served to sustain people as well as their animal and plant resources.” Her art is inspired by the natural LEARN MORE >>

Robbins, Catherine

Catherine Robbins

Catherine Robbins’ bold and evocative oil paintings of Hawaiʻi’s volcanoes and plants reflect her view of a multidimensional and interconnected world. Her work is collected internationally and is represented by several galleries on Hawaiʻi Island. Robbins’ paintings LEARN MORE >>

Skaggs, Christina

Christina Skaggs 2

Christina Skaggs simultaneously grew up between the alternate universes of Queens and the rural tip of Long Island, where she cultivated an appreciation of opposites: one having good delis, and the other, old bones left buried in sand dunes. Before moving to the Big LEARN MORE >>