Aloha! Hawaiian Inspiration

Aloha! I recently returned from a month long visit along the Kalapana coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. I was hosted by Arthur Johnsen, island painter extraordinaire, and my dear friend Lorn. Lorn built a gorgeous new ‘guest’ house where he now displays his lovely art collection; he’s got a great eye. He hung both my Ganesha painting and also my Lovers woodcarving…tastefully framed into a sliding door. Arthur Johnsen, whose brilliant paintings are also on display on Lorn’s walls, honored and hosted me for 10 days, where I had fun exploring his exquisite tropical gardens along the lava field. He let me use his studio to paint and I attended the life-drawing sessions weekly in his cathedral-like studio. I invite you to see more pics and videos on my  facebook page:

About abbierab

Abbie is a fine artist painter. She paints in a painterly expressive style with emphasis on color and brushwork to describe landscape and figurative themes. Her landscapes reveal her passion for travel with emphasis on the northern California coast, lush Hawaiian tropics, and the changing seasons in New England. She works as a consultant for her family business Twisteezwire based in CT.
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