Art Classes, Workshops & Painting Retreats in Hawaii

Hawaii Pleinair Painting Retreat: October 2024

Intuitive Abstract Expressionist Painting
Online Painting Workshop

Intro to Abstract Expressionist Painting course:
Saturday mornings: 9am – 11am (Hawaii time)
Dates: May 11th – June 29th, 2024.

A course for Self-Expression, Self-Exploration, and Fun!

  • Online 8-week, guided independent study painting course
  • Structured exercises offered weekly
  • Zoom weekly critiques. Class time is approx. 2 hours.

I offer three separate 8-week painting courses, each with its own abstract focus.
Part 1: Intro to Intuitive Painting, Part 2: Color Exploration, Part 3: Painting a Series

How it works:
New painting exercises will be introduced each week. Students will complete their painting exercises on their own time and we meet 1x/week for shared critique and feedback. You may choose whatever painting medium you prefer. I suggest acrylic on paper or canvas. Size of artwork will vary, depending on your personal setup for painting at home. All levels are welcome!

I offer these courses throughout the year on an ongoing interest basis.
Cost: $400/8-weeks



I live along the famous ‘Red Road’ along the scenic black lava coast of Hawaii where there is an unlimited source of tropical beauty to inspire you. 

Observe directly from nature or allow intuition to be your guide. A retreat allows one to focus on their creative expression and study a medium they would like to explore. Choose to stay one day, two days, or perhaps a full week. I can provide accommodation for one or two people in a private ‘ohana’ just steps away from my painting studio.

Painting by the Cove


Tropical Expressions Using Watercolor & Collage
Hui No’eau (Maui)
See blog photos

Abstract Expressionism Workshop in Hawaii
The Abstract Painting workshop was so much fun! Just view the photos from our class we just had this November to see how everyone explored their own abstract vocabulary. By painting bigger and with larger brushes people broadened their ideas and views of painting.

Watercolor & Collage Workshop
November 2016
My students expanded their experience with watercolor after demonstrating some basic techniques with the watercolor medium. They then recycled their artwork by creating collages with their paintings. This became a process in balancing control with releasing control, and then allowing for an entirely unpredictable outcome. As usual, I learned from my students as they revealed their unique creative skills and vision that they offered to the class.

Abstract Painting Workshop
November 2016
My student Kieran had fun expressing himself using repetitive shapes and rhythm during the abstract painting exercises last week.

kieran-2   kieran-abstract

Go with the Flow ~ Watercolor Painting and Collage 
Watercolor painting and collage workshop along the Kalapana coast, aka Red Road of the Big Island of Hawaii. Students are inspired by exotic tropical beauty to paint both their inner and outer landscape.
Photos from: Go with the Flow ~ Watercolor Painting and Collage Workshop
Big Island of Hawaii, Winter 2016

Hawaii watercolor class photo