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  • Chinatown from Punchbowl (Original)
    Inspiration: Looking down from the crater, one gets a wonderful view of the urban sprawl. From the business community to the mundane affordable residences toward the right. Talk about the wrong side of the tracks represented by Nuuanu Avenue More...
  • Everyday River Street (Original)
    Inspiration: Professor Peter Kun Frary called it, "The Venice of Honolulu" ... in jest? The best hidden jewels of local eateries ... places where only locals are welcome. More...
  • From Central Middle Playground (Original)
    Inspiration: Every morning, on my way to work in Chinatown, I view this glimpse of Chinatown through the playground of Central Middle School. More...
  • God Bless The Working People (Original)
    Inspiration: Peace to all the agricultural workers under the boiling sunshine. Released from artist's collection. More...
  • Hank's Cafe Honolulu (Original)
    Inspiration: Original home to visiting Chinese Seamen who were able to leave their belongings while they cavorted in Honolulu. Now the business of the artist; it serves as a watering hole as well as a gallery for his works. More...
  • Hawaii Theater (Original)
    Inspiration: The anchor of the new Chinatown, refurbished to the tune of 21 million dollars. A typical mid-morning when school children are attending a special affair. More...
  • Historic Wo Fat (Original)
    Inspiration: The centerpiece of the real Chinatown. The oldest restaurant in Honolulu's Chinatown, unfortunately, now shuttered. In its former glory, one could hear the clack-clacking of mah-jongg tiles daily at lunchtime emanating from the second floor. More...
  • Horse On Fire (Original)
    Ref. No.: 29176 ** Price: $2000 ** Size: 24x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Warning. Don't sit around in studio with a lot of extra paint remaining. More...
  • Kahi-1 (Original)
    Inspiration: Kahi! The art of pushing and pulling in chorus to turn the canoe 180 degrees. More...
  • Kalakaua Of Clubs (Original)
    Inspiration: Kalakaua, young and old. Bottom depicts Kalakaua at age 19, in charge of the National Guard, head in the clouds, holding the family's totem, a lit torch at midday. The top shows Kalakaua in his dotage, The Merrie Monarch who revived the arts. He penned the drinking song, "Koni au i ka wai" under the pseudonym Figgs. Koni au ika wai - flow to me, waters I ka wai ali'i (royal waters) o ke kini la (Gin!) Olu ai, ko nohone i ka la'i (make life peaceful & calm) More...
  • Kumuhula (Original)
    Inspiration: The renaissance movement of Hawaiian Dance which appeared in the 60's was driven by a dozen hula masters on all Islands, the majority of which were men. This painting shows the physical strength coupled with its androgenous sensitivity. More...
  • Maunakea Market (Original)
    Inspiration: Behind this facade, one can find nearly everything needed for sustenance .... including the best local grinds in Hawaii. More...
  • Pareau (Original) More...
  • Pau Ka Hana (Original)
    Inspiration: Relax. Work's over, Time to chill, Have a beer. Take your sweaty do rag off. More...
  • Queen Of Broken Hearts (Original)
    Inspiration: Top: Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch in her strength, and the reverse, Princess Kaiulani, her rose wilted in disapointment. The palaka cloth (fabric worn by laborers) throughout the middle of the painting, signifies the fact that these royaltys were the first to mingle freely with the maka'ainana, the common folk. More...
  • Rita's (Original)
    Inspiration: The makai/ewa corner of Nuuanu Avenue with Marin Tower in the background. One anonymous guote, "...I also remember during my high school days driving by Hotel Street to spahk da hookahs trying to pick up servicemen." More...
  • Sakura Yaku (Original)
    Ref. No.: 29181 ** Price: $2000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Contains all three elements for the Sakura Yaku More...
  • Se Occupado, The Gaji (Original)
    Ref. No.: 29182 ** Price: $2000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: The lightning card is part of the November suit. It is, in effect, a wild card, look closely in the dark spaces and you will discover ......... More...
  • Siva Siva (Original)
    Ref. No.: 29212 ** Price: $3000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Samoan mating dance. More...
  • Smith and Pauahi:Triptych (Original)
    Inspiration: The center of Chinatown's chaos. More...
  • Smith Union (Original)
    Inspiration: The oldest active bar in Honolulu next to the infamous Club Hubba Hubba, once the center of Honolulu's burlesque scene, as well as the scene of World War II's R and R businesses where for 3 dollars, a guy could find guick ...uh...relaxation. More...
  • Venuke o ke Makalapua (Original)
    Ref. No.: 29166 ** Price: $4000 ** Size: 36x48 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Makalapua; to blossom forth. Venus with her toilette. More...
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