Linda Watson

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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 >>

Tim and Tiffany Shafto

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 >>

Alaina de Havilland

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Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Alaina has lived in the Hawaiian lslands for 33 years. She grew up surfing off the African coast and many mornings can still be found exploring and photographing along the coral reefs and underwater caves in Hawaii‘s pristine LEARN MORE >>

Andrea Pro

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 >>

Ann Guth

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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 >>

Arenzo R. Smith, Jr.

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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 >>

Avi Kiriaty

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 >>

Bonnie-Sol Hahn

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 >>

Caren Loebel-Fried

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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 >>

Catherine Robbins

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 >>

Christina Skaggs

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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 >>

Christine Ahia

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Christine grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. She started drawing as a child, and her parents supported her interests by encouraging her participation in summer art classes at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Her family brought her to explore the Volcano area in 1962 and LEARN MORE >>

Cindy Conklin

Cindy Conklin

Cindy Conklin has a degree in History of Art, with a minor in studio art. She was an art teacher for over 20 years before moving to Hawaii. "I'm drawn to Kilauea by the primal nature of the place. The raw landscapes being colonized by new plants as well as the LEARN MORE >>

Claire Choi

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Unlike most teenagers, Claire chose painting as a career when she was only fifteen. She fondly remembers her first painting: people on a beach in her native Korea. Three years of focused studies in school as well as private art lessons helped to develop her talent. LEARN MORE >>

Clytie Mead

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Clytie Mead has been painting in watercolor since she was a child. Her parents had an architectural rendering studio in their home, where they worked in watercolor. She was often given an old brush and some paint and paper to keep her occupied. She grew from then to LEARN MORE >>

David Gallegos

David Gallegos

David Maes Gallegos was born in Denver, Colorado, on September 23, 1954. After winning scholarships in painting and drawing, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with high distinction from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1974. In 1977 Gallegos LEARN MORE >>