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CAB
(Artist ID = 73)
CAB
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Born and raised in Southern California, CAB was influenced by the Pop Art movement, including masters like Andy Warhol. As a “Neo Pop" artist group member, he expressed himself in spray-painted murals & political messages on public property, gaining notoriety as street artist "CAB." After being arrested & accused of destructive graffiti, but avoiding jail time, he began helping other artists in promoting their work, restoring vintage art work for collectors, and became known for his iconic "Sports Pop Art" worldwide.
 
Davo
(Artist ID = 55)
Davo
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>  Artist's Genre:  Neo Pop, Celebrity Art
>  Artist's Media:  Serigraphy
California-born Davo rubbed elbows with the likes of Ansel Adams and Brett Wilson in 1960's Carmel. Although strongly influenced by these masters of photography, Davo never lost his urge to paint. Later, his travels took him to the South Pacific, where he lived with the indigenous people of Tahiti, Samoa, Ponape, Kapingamarangi, Kusai, Truk, and many other islands. These experiences, along with later encounters with Andy Warhol and others, contributed to the creation of his unique and highly-acclaimed "neo-pop" style.
 
Mark Eastridge
(Artist ID = 76)
Mark Eastridge
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>  Artist's Genre:  Seascapes
>  Artist's Media:  Lacquer on Metal
Mark enjoys an outdoor Maui studio with views of five Hawaiian islands, working with a passion for art and love of the ocean. Since age eleven, he has traveled, studied extensively, and worked with renowned artists developing his skills & techniques, while inspired by nature’s beauty. Calling Maui home since 2000, Mark works in bronze and stone sculpture, creates illusions of turbulent oceans, flowing rivers and tranquil waters on aluminum, copper, and stainless steel panels, and paints the colors of the islands. His diverse work appears in corporate and private collections worldwide.
 
Anna Good
(Artist ID = 66)
Anna Good
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>  Artist's Genre:  Modern Impressionism
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and beginning with diverse interests in printmaking, sculpture, dance, photo realism and contemporary art, Anna's skills and range have expanded in many directions, including scrimshaw, surrealism, watercolor and many other art forms, culminating in unique modern impressionism. As "Maui's Impressionist", she is now considered to be a "living master", using the “impasto wet and wet” technique (heavy/thick paint with palette knife), yielding art that is as much sculpture as painting.
 
Kaoli Granas
(Artist ID = 54)
Kaoli Granas
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>  Artist's Genre:  Ceramics
>  Artist's Media:  Ceramics, Glass
Born in California's Sierra Foothills and growing up in Sacramento, Kaoli (Carol) defined her early love of nature amid mountains, snow and lakes. Sharing her time between Maui and California strengthened her appreciation of natural beauty and her interest in the mystical stories of the islands, now expressed in her ceramic work combining shapes, colors, and expressions of Maui. All of her creations are handcrafted and unique.
 
Frances Ku
(Artist ID = 28)
Frances Ku
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>  Artist's Genre:  Watercolor
>  Artist's Media:  Watercolor on Paper
At the age of three, Frances Ku's journey toward becoming an artist began in Taipei, Taiwan. After moving to Okinawa, Japan, she was accepted to Parsons School of Design in New York City, and encouraged to pursue fine art. Now living on Maui, her exotic watercolors with bold, vibrant colors are enriching the art world, with her skill in traditional Chinese brush painting yielding a delightful blend of the ancient and modern.
 
David Langmead
(Artist ID = 70)
David Langmead
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>  Artist's Genre:  Artistic Realism
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Born and raised on a farm in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, David captures the big skies and wild endless landscape that is Africa. In 2006 and again in 2007, against all odds, David had works chosen by the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's juried "Birds In Art" competition.
 
Belinda Leigh
(Artist ID = 50)
Belinda Leigh
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>  Artist's Genre:  Hawaiiana
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas, Acrylic on Canvas
Belinda, a long-time Maui resident, is a self-taught artist, expressing her love for nature and its fragile beauty through her passion for art. More than forty years of painting helped to develop her discipline to paint what she sees. Belinda's works are cherished for her technical skills as well as their aesthetic qualities. Works by Belinda are currently collected around the world.
 
Leslie Lew
(Artist ID = 29)
Leslie Lew
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>  Artist's Genre:  Americana
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Leslie Lew's underlying theme deals with childhood memories, and growing up in America. She examines American culture and how it reflects on our tastes historically. For over 25 years, she has been painting in a technique that she calls "Sculpted Oils", using thick, sculpturally rich swirls of vivid color, capturing the essence of whatever she depicts, bringing it to life. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Sofia, Bulgaria.
 
Kim McDonald
(Artist ID = 58)
Kim McDonald
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>  Artist's Genre:  Hawaiiana
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Vibrant colors. Intensely personal. Whimsical and filled with movement. These are hallmarks of Kim McDonald’s style, allowing her oil paintings to capture the spirit of the South Pacific and the sensuality of the Polynesian people, accentuating unspoiled tropical island life.
 
Randy Miller
(Artist ID = 32)
Randy Miller
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>  Artist's Genre:  Nature Photography
>  Artist's Media:  Ink + Oil on Canvas
Randy came to Maui after high school, assisted in opening a Lahaina dive shop, and immersed himself in the Hawaiian culture. As a dive instructor and boat captain, he photographed divers and underwater wildlife, and has since developed his talents in computer technology, creating multiple forms of fine art photography. Capturing the spectacular through the lens is Randy’s passion in life. Blending his love for God’s beauty and people with technology, Randy develops innovative fine art from nature photography. His art is on display from the East Coast to Front Street Lahaina and beyond.
 
Sam Park
(Artist ID = 36)
Sam Park
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>  Artist's Genre:  Modern Impressionism
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Born in Seoul, Korea, Sung Sam Park began painting at twelve. He traveled to France, studying painting & living with other young artists in Paris, inspiring his version of the artistic style of the French Impressionists. He also lived in Greece and Cyprus, was commissioned by the President of Cyprus to paint the First Lady's portrait, and did a painting of Michael Dukakis's birthplace (later purchased by the former Governor of Massachusetts). Park has exhibited in several American galleries, and at the New York Art Expo in 1996. His first limited editions were released in 1998.
 
Joanne Rafferty
(Artist ID = 37)
Joanne Rafferty
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>  Artist's Genre:  Abstract
>  Artist's Media:  Mixed
The career of American Contemporary Abstract Artist Joanne Rafferty has spanned thirty years, and her art has earned respect and acclaim in numerous organizations & publications in the art world. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Daemen College and graduate studies for Permanent Certification in Art Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Worldwide, she is widely collected and is exhibited in over 1000 public and private collections, and has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
 
Jonathan Somaoang
(Artist ID = 39)
Jonathan Somaoang
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>  Artist's Genre:  Wood Sculpture
>  Artist's Media:  Wood
Jonathan Somaoang creates beautiful sculptures and handmade wooden bowls made from various types of native Hawaiian woods, including Milo, Koa, Kamani, Ohia, Pheasant Wood, Monkey Pod Mango, among others. His beautiful turned bowls with barked edges are outstanding, and his work incorporates all the natural forms, balance and texture of the natural wood, creating vibrant, long-lasting colors in his masterpieces.
 
James Tandi
(Artist ID = 71)
James Tandi
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>  Artist's Genre:  Wildlife & Portraiture
>  Artist's Media:  Verdite & other rare gem-quality stones
James is a Classical Master Sculptor, transforming verdite (a hard, emerald-quality stone with beautiful brown, blue and green striations) into exquisite representations of Africa's native people and wildlife - a process he describes as "revealing the spirit which is within the stone”. His works can be found in both African and North American museums.
 

Nelson Tolentino
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>  Artist's Genre:  Modern Impressionism
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Born in the Philippines, Nelson Tolentino is a self-taught artist who first found his love of painting at the tender age of ten. His mood permeates his oil paintings. He has developed a gentle palette which catches the eye of art lovers, and his impressionistic compositions of island scenes capture the hearts of numerous collectors worldwide.
 
Eric Tore
(Artist ID = 56)
Eric Tore
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>  Artist's Genre:  Hawaiiana
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Eric’s oil paintings range from a blaze of color in power and drama to a quiet simplicity wrapped in peace. In all of his paintings there is a sense of design and applied drawing skill. His oil paintings achieve energy, life, vision and an ability to touch the deeper things.
 
Vakhtang
(Artist ID = 21)
Vakhtang
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>  Artist's Genre:  Modern Impressionism
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Born in 1972 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Vakhtang began learning to draw and paint with his grandfather, from still life to landscapes to portraits. Seeing the works of Levitan and Coro influenced his vision of art and helped shape him as a landscape artist, showing his feelings and inner world, giving people warm feelings and positive emotions. He experimented, trying surrealism, modern decorative styles, hyper realism, developing "Lyrical Landscape" - his true love in art.
 
Alan Wolton
(Artist ID = 65)
Alan Wolton
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>  This artist’s ONLINE GALLERY has 24 works available
>  Artist's Genre:  Impressionism
>  Artist's Media:  Oil on Canvas
Why paint? Well, it's a great cure for loneliness. If one is working plein air then it is also a healthy activity. The skill of an artist might be summed up as learning to see and not simply presume. In our contemporary times where mechanical photographic and projectory aids are considered part of art, the innate human faculty of imagination is a vital surviving tool of the profession. It is not what we see but what we would like to see – otherwise our art is no extension of life.
 
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