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  • 9 Moons
    Ref. No.: 29172 ** Price: $1000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Bozu, the harvest moon; slang for the bald-headed. More...
  • Aala Park Weed and Feed
    Ref. No.: 29224 ** Price: $Bid ** Size: 30 x 72 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Inspired by Da Vinci's Last Supper, I inserted "our folks, instead More...
  • Aumakua Wahine
    Ref. No.: 29184 ** Price: $2000 ** Size: 22x28 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: The lady is a shark! I got this impression from the LA Interchange... everything going every which way in harmony. And then there is the lady dominating the action. More...
  • Aunty Nona
    Ref. No.: 29191 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 14x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Old friend, kumuhula Aunty Nona,such beautiful hands More...
  • Blue Dancer
    Ref. No.: 29192 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 20x30 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Blue Nude
    Ref. No.: 29167 ** ** Size: 24x16 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Bonkers
    Ref. No.: 29193 ** ** Size: 15x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Chinatown from Aloha Tower
    Inspiration: To appreciate the beauty of Honolulu Harbor is to realize that behind this picturesque scene lays a vibrant community with a rich Chinese immigrant history dating back to the 1850s. More...
  • Chinatown from Punchbowl
    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...
  • Couch Tomato
    Ref. No.: 29163 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Crucifixion In Samoa
    Ref. No.: 29174 ** ** Size: 28x22 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Gift to Niece More...
  • Dancers And Tiki
    Ref. No.: 29208 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 20x16 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • E Lauhoe Mai na Wa'a
    Ref. No.: 29170 ** Price: $500 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: To paddle together, as several persons with great strength and resolution More...
  • E Pule Kakou
    Inspiration: Let us pray. At the end of a paddling session, it is traditional to join (kakou) in a prayer (pule) of Thanksgiving that we returned safe and sound. More...
  • Enchanters
    Ref. No.: 29134 ** Price: $6000 ** Size: 36x40 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Chanting, in all of Polynesia, always accompanied by the ipu (gourd) utilized for an announcement, prayer, or laudatory ode , and always by a person of high regard. More...
  • Everyday River Street
    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...
  • Fale Palms
    Ref. No.: 29141 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 18x22 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Typical sight in Samoa. Protection from the elements by the elements. More...
  • Fe'e
    Ref. No.: 29209 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 16x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: In 1984, watched Samoan fishers spear this fe'e(squid) on the western side of Tutuila More...
  • Fish Stew
    Ref. No.: 29185 ** ** Size: 20x16 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Everything underwater meshed together More...
  • From Central Middle Playground
    Inspiration: Every morning, on my way to work in Chinatown, I view this glimpse of Chinatown through the playground of Central Middle School. More...
  • Genesis Tu
    Ref. No.: 29175 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 36x24 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: From Rembrandt's classic piece on the Sistine Chapel with a little help from my palette. More...
  • God Bless The Working People
    Inspiration: Peace to all the agricultural workers under the boiling sunshine. Released from artist's collection. More...
  • Green Dancer
    Ref. No.: 29194 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 24x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Haleiwa Store
    Ref. No.: 29210 ** ** Size: 16x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: A famous landmark now in Haleiwa on the North Shore. A gift to sister-in-law, Christine. More...
  • Hank's Cafe Honolulu
    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...
  • Hauole La Hanau
    Ref. No.: 29143 ** Price: $600 ** Size: 16x14 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Ripe! Like a Mother on the verge of giving birth. More...
  • Hawaii Theater
    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...
  • He Ono
    Ref. No.: 29186 ** Price: $2000 ** Size: 36x48 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: He One (fish).The fantasy of the undersea More...
  • Hiki'i a Pa'a
    Inspiration: Tied until secure.The time-consuming process of lashing, in this case the I'ako to the ama. More...
  • Historic Wo Fat
    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...
  • Hoʻopa'a
    Inspiration: To make fast. Securing the 'iako (crossbar) to the gunwale. These are the lashings that were vandalized in May, 2017. It take up to an hour and a half to properly secure this piece. More...
  • Horse On Fire
    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...
  • Ikaika Ohia
    Ref. No.: 29169 ** Price: $500 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Strength(Ikaika) of the Ohia tree More...
  • Jealousy
    Ref. No.: 29144 ** Price: $600 ** Size: 16x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Green with Envy. Each frond fighting for exposure, resulting in harmony. More...
  • Ka Lio o ke Kai
    Inspiration: Horse of the Sea. Reminiscent of crossing a mountain to see what's on the other side. More...
  • Kahala Beach
    Ref. No.: 29146 ** Price: $800 ** Size: 20x14 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Lie on the beach and look up;forget the mansions beneath. More...
  • Kahaluu
    Ref. No.: 29142 ** Price: $800 ** Size: 16x26 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Driving on the Windward Coast of Oahu. More...
  • Kahi -2
    Ref. No.: 29155 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 32x26 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Kahi (to cut):the action that Mua(stroker) takes to assist Ho'okele (steerer) turn the bow of the canoe going around the flag. The Ho'okele uses Une (lever) action to complete the action. More...
  • Kahi The Fish Boy
    Ref. No.: 29195 ** ** Size: 24x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: My youngest son, Kahikina. More...
  • Kahi-1
    Inspiration: Kahi! The art of pushing and pulling in chorus to turn the canoe 180 degrees. More...
  • Kahuna
    Ref. No.: 29132 ** Price: $1000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Part of the South Pacific Commission's collection at its headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia. More...
  • Kalakaua Of Clubs
    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...
  • Kapiolani Tennis Gang
    Ref. No.: 29211 ** ** Size: 28x22 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Tennis gang at the old Kapiolani Courts. A gift to friend Pete. More...
  • Kaula Hiki'i Ama
    Inspiration: Bound with the lashings of life. More...
  • Kiri: The Chicken
    Ref. No.: 29173 ** Price: $1000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: From the paulonia tree. Folklore says that the phoenix bird (ho'o) will only land on this tree More...
  • Kumuhula
    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...
  • Lali Kahena
    Ref. No.: 29139 ** Price: $600 ** Size: 20x14 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: The beauty of blue and purple More...
  • Laupahoehoe Surf
    Ref. No.: 29218 ** ** Size: 16x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Gift to my sister, Penny, in Enterprise,Louisiana More...
  • Laupahoepahoe Laura
    Ref. No.: 29196 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 16x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: My wife, Laura May, sitting on a pohaku in Laupahoehoe More...
  • Lei Seller
    Ref. No.: 29197 ** Price: $750 ** Size: 18x24 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Classic Lei seller in Waikiki More...
  • Looks Like Rain
    Ref. No.: 29140 ** Price: $750 ** Size: 20x16 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: A perfect day can turn to rain in an instant More...
  • Madame Butterfly
    Ref. No.: 29135 ** ** Size: 36x48 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Jeannine Ng of Palolo, Honolulu; a child in 1984, sat for this painting. This painting was donated to Le Jardin Academy for their teachers lounge at the old school location at the entry of Kailua. More...
  • Malu o ka 'Iako
    Inspiration: Protection. More...
  • Maunakea Market
    Inspiration: Behind this facade, one can find nearly everything needed for sustenance .... including the best local grinds in Hawaii. More...
  • Micronesian Mother And Child
    Ref. No.: 29199 ** ** Size: 14x26 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Gift to Son Kahi More...
  • Mirror Images
    Ref. No.: 29162 ** Price: $1000 ** Size: 28x22 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Mixed Messages
    Ref. No.: 29145 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 16x14 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Three layers of habitation. Not one better than the other More...
  • Mother And Child
    Ref. No.: 29200 ** Price: $750 ** Size: 22x28 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Mother And Child II
    Ref. No.: 29201 ** ** Size: 16x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Muki'i Ama
    Inspiration: To tether the canoe. Hinano Beer of Tahiti is a major international sponsor of Polynesian canoe paddling More...
  • Mutsuki:January
    Ref. No.: 29183 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Represented by the tsuru (stork) and the matsu (pine) both representing long life. Pine trees are known to live for centuries. Red crowned cranes are known to mate for life which makes them symbols of marital harmony More...
  • My Father
    Ref. No.: 29198 ** Price: $750 ** Size: 16x26 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: My father at age 60 More...
  • My Mo'opuna
    Ref. No.: 29138 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 20x14 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Represents my 3 grandsons (mo'opuna) in New Jersey and /or my 3 grand-daughters in California More...
  • Nalu Kai Poha
    Ref. No.: 29149 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 18x24 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Canoe surfing off of Haleiwa. An experience that every paddler must partake of. Exhilarating, though extremely dangerous. More...
  • Napali Side
    Ref. No.: 29219 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 26x34 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Napali Cliffs of Kauai More...
  • Night Rider
    Ref. No.: 29178 ** ** Size: 26x34 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Ohia 'Iako
    Inspiration: The ama(cross piece) is normally from the Ohia lehua tree and lashed painstakingly by cord. Legend has it that Pele(volcano goddess) fell in love with a handsome warrior Ohia. he had already pledged his love to Lehua. Furious, Pele turned Ohia into a twisted tree. Lehua was heartbroken. The gods turned Lehua into a flower on the Ohia tree so that the two lovers would be joined together forever More...
  • Pae Aku i ka Aina
    Ref. No.: 29171 ** Price: $500 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: To paddle together, as several persons with great strength and resolution More...
  • Paniolo Manta
    Ref. No.: 29187 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 22x28 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Taming the Manta can be fun More...
  • Pareau More...
  • Pau Ka Hana
    Inspiration: Relax. Work's over, Time to chill, Have a beer. Take your sweaty do rag off. More...
  • Pele And Hi'iaka
    Ref. No.: 29179 ** Price: $2000 ** Size: 26x34 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: The Hawaiian Goddesses sisters, Pele (of volcanos) the eldest and Hiiaka, the youngest and closest confident of Pele. Their conflict over the mortal lohi'au stands at the fountainhead of Hawaiian myth and oral tradition More...
  • Pukana La-1
    Ref. No.: 29150 ** ** Size: 22x14 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: The silhouette of paddlers against the evening Sunset. It doesn't get better than this. More...
  • Pukana La-2
    Ref. No.: 29168 ** Price: $500 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Original sketch for oil of same name More...
  • Puki'i Wa'a
    Inspiration: Binding the gunwale. More...
  • Queen Of Broken Hearts
    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...
  • Rain Mountains
    Ref. No.: 29220 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 22x28 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Rain Mountains at Wai'aleale, Kauai More...
  • Ralph Lynn
    Ref. No.: 29189 ** Price: $1000 ** Size: 22x28 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Gift to my dear friend upon his retirement from the Readers Digest More...
  • Reef Symphony
    Ref. No.: 29188 ** Price: $2500 ** Size: 36x48 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Look closely at the conductor's baton as it leads this undersea melody. More...
  • Reverie:after Boucher
    Ref. No.: 29161 ** Price: $750 ** Size: 22x18 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Spread out on her pareau but being watched unbeknownst. More...
  • Rita's
    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
    Ref. No.: 29181 ** Price: $2000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Contains all three elements for the Sakura Yaku More...
  • Samoan Laura
    Ref. No.: 29202 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 20x16 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: My wife, Laura May, in front of a fale(samoan house) More...
  • Se Occupado, The Gaji
    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...
  • Self Portrait 1985
    Ref. No.: 29190 ** ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Self Portrait 1987
    Ref. No.: 29203 ** ** Size: 12x16 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: This was done one morning with a terrific hangover...maybe that how all that green got there More...
  • Seven Leis
    Ref. No.: 29204 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 20x30 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: There are seven lei throught the portrait More...
  • Siva Siva
    Ref. No.: 29212 ** Price: $3000 ** Size: 30x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Samoan mating dance. More...
  • Smith and Pauahi:Triptych
    Inspiration: The center of Chinatown's chaos. More...
  • Smith Union
    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...
  • Sunset Time
    Ref. No.: 29137 ** Price: $1500 ** Size: 22 x 28 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Red Sails in the Sunset reflected on the trunks at evening time. More...
  • Tahiti Hot
    Ref. No.: 29136 ** Price: $1000 ** Size: 18x26 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: The shimmering shimmying of the dance of Tahiti. More...
  • Team Kanu Connection
    Inspiration: Everything needed for a successful journey. More...
  • Throw Net
    Ref. No.: 29214 ** ** Size: 12x18 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Gift to son Tim More...
  • Two Women
    Ref. No.: 29159 ** Price: $1000 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Hapa-haole sisters hula while being watched over by the god, Kuka'ilimoku. More...
  • Two Women Fishing
    Ref. No.: 29215 ** Price: $1600 ** Size: 36x30 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Women fishing on Kauai More...
  • U'ilani I
    Ref. No.: 29205 ** ** Size: 18x22 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Artist's wife collection More...
  • U'ilani II
    Ref. No.: 29206 ** ** Size: 16x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Artist's wife collection More...
  • Une
    Ref. No.: 29160 ** ** Size: 32x30 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: To lever. Action the Ho'okele(steersman) uses to pivot the canoe, in coordination with action of Kahi. More...
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  • Upena Ho
    Ref. No.: 29158 ** Price: $4000 ** Size: 32x42 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Upena (fishermen's throw-net) Ho (throw!). Throughout the history of Polynesia, this rudimentary, though highly effective method of fishing, fed whole villages. More...
  • Venuke o ke Makalapua
    Ref. No.: 29166 ** Price: $4000 ** Size: 36x48 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Makalapua; to blossom forth. Venus with her toilette. More...
  • Venus with an Urn
    Ref. No.: 29164 ** Price: $750 ** Size: 14x20 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Voyage
    Ref. No.: 29213 ** ** Size: 28x22 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Gift to son Kahikina More...
  • Waikiki Surf Paddlers
    Ref. No.: 29216 ** Price: $1000 ** Size: 28x32 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Purchased by the faculty of Waipahu Intermediate School as a gift to their retiring principal More...
  • Waimea
    Ref. No.: 29221 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 20x16 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Mauna Kea and Waimea on the Big Island More...
  • Warrior
    Ref. No.: 29207 ** Price: $600 ** Size: 22x28 ** Limited Edition: No ** More...
  • Whitewater Surfer
    Ref. No.: 29217 ** Price: $500 ** Size: 24x36 ** Limited Edition: No ** Inspiration: Get lost in the whitewater More...
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