Physical paint laid on with gestural brushstrokes express the experience of painting en plein air - the blinding light, the swirling of wind, and the unexpected configurations of shapes. Translucency and contrast force an ethereal tension created between the impasto and the illusion. Preparatory drawings are included to show the underlying configuration for specific paintings.


Landscapes

Halema'uma'u Crater II, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012,  HVNP musum collection.
Halema'uma'u Crater II, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012, HVNP musum collection.
Halema'uma'u Crater III, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012,  HVNP musum collection.
Halema'uma'u Crater III, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012, HVNP musum collection.
Halema'uma'u Crater and Ohia Tree, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012, private collection.
Halema'uma'u Crater and Ohia Tree, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012, private collection.
Ōhiʻa Trees in the Mist at Kīlauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 10” x 16”, oil on linen.
Ōhiʻa Trees in the Mist at Kīlauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 10” x 16”, oil on linen.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Lava Lake, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 10” x 16”, oil on linen, 2016.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Lava Lake, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 10” x 16”, oil on linen, 2016.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatiory, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 10” x 16”, oil on linen, 2016, private collection.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatiory, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 10” x 16”, oil on linen, 2016, private collection.
Kilauea Caldera from the Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 12” x 24”, oil on linen, 2016.
Kilauea Caldera from the Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 12” x 24”, oil on linen, 2016.
Kilauea Iki Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 12” x 24”, oil on linen, 2016. HVNP museum collection.
Kilauea Iki Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 12” x 24”, oil on linen, 2016. HVNP museum collection.
Uwekahuna, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 12” x 24”, oil on linen, 2016.
Uwekahuna, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 12” x 24”, oil on linen, 2016.
Na Pali - Gray Sky, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali - Gray Sky, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali IV, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali IV, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali - BLue Space, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali - BLue Space, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali II, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali II, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali III, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Na Pali III, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2014.
Sandy Beach IV, 24" x 36", oil on linen, 2008.
Sandy Beach IV, 24" x 36", oil on linen, 2008.
Kaena Point, 9" x 18", oil on linen, 2007, private collection.
Kaena Point, 9" x 18", oil on linen, 2007, private collection.
Approaching Makapuu, 8" x 16", oil on linen, 2007.
Approaching Makapuu, 8" x 16", oil on linen, 2007.
Field with Tree Grouping, Sinalunga, Tuscany,  6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2011.
Field with Tree Grouping, Sinalunga, Tuscany, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2011.
View of Valdichiana, Sinalunga, Tuscany, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2011.
View of Valdichiana, Sinalunga, Tuscany, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2011.
Sinalunga in the Mist, Tuscany, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2011.
Sinalunga in the Mist, Tuscany, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2011.
Wind Swept Plume, Halemaumau Crater, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012, HVNP museum collection.
Wind Swept Plume, Halemaumau Crater, 6" x 12", acrylic on paneled paper, 2012, HVNP museum collection.
Ohi'a Trees in the Mist at Kilauea Overlook Drawing, 5 1/5" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Ohi'a Trees in the Mist at Kilauea Overlook Drawing, 5 1/5" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Kilauea Iki Crater Drawing, 4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Kilauea Iki Crater Drawing, 4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Lava Lake, 4 3/4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Lava Lake, 4 3/4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatiory Drawing, 4 3/4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatiory Drawing, 4 3/4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Kilauea Iki Crater Drawing II, 4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Kilauea Iki Crater Drawing II, 4" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Kilauea Caldera from the Kilauea Overlook Drawing, 3 7/8" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Kilauea Caldera from the Kilauea Overlook Drawing, 3 7/8" x 8 1/8", pencil on paper, 2016.
Halema'uma'u Crater and Ohia Tree Drawing, 4 3/8" x 7 5/8", ink on paper, 2012.
Halema'uma'u Crater and Ohia Tree Drawing, 4 3/8" x 7 5/8", ink on paper, 2012.
View of Valdichiana drawing, 3 1/2" x 7 3/4", ink on paper, 2011.
View of Valdichiana drawing, 3 1/2" x 7 3/4", ink on paper, 2011.
View of Valdichiana Drawing II, 3 1/2" x 7 3/4", ink on paper, 2011.
View of Valdichiana Drawing II, 3 1/2" x 7 3/4", ink on paper, 2011.
Wind Swept Plume, Halemaumau Crater Drawing, 4 3/8" x 7 5/8", ink on paper, 2012.
Wind Swept Plume, Halemaumau Crater Drawing, 4 3/8" x 7 5/8", ink on paper, 2012.
Field with Tree Grouping Drawing, 5 1/2" x  3 3/4", ink on paper, 2011.
Field with Tree Grouping Drawing, 5 1/2" x 3 3/4", ink on paper, 2011.