“I have always created art and found ways to express myself.”

I am a diversely talented artist that creates entirely from the heart and enjoy almost every media of creative expression.

    • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
    • Extremely professional, yet resonably priced
    • Very hardworker with lots of physical energy
    • Extremely capable of quickly turning your vision into reality
    • Can produce highly custom forms of art for many uses
    • Can communicate ideas and share detailed sketches and design plans
    • Technically trained artist in many media
    • Enjoys the challenge of the artistic process

I have been creating art my whole life and received a degree in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University. I can most often be found working at my art studio at the Pauwela Cannery in Haiku. But you may find me painting on canvas at live events, creating large murals or faux finish, face painting at 3rd and 4th Friday events, painting surf/skate boards,  teaching students at the Hui No’eau, creating elaborate performance art pieces at Art=Mixx or making stilt-walking costumes or gorgeous full body paintings for an upcoming corporate event.

This website is an amalgamation of all of the aspects who I am as an artist and person. All images on my site are original artworks by yours truly. I have included all meaningful works of art for self-expression as well as collaborative, event-based and commissioned pieces. Let me know how I can help you with your next creative project.

I seek to create art for all of humanity, I want everyone everywhere to be able to see something I create and connect with it in some way. I love to travel the world experiencing firsthand all the different creative expressions of Life on Earth. These energetic experiences then in turn inspire me to create and influence the images I create.

Just as I have been inspired by countless artists throughout my life, I hope that what I create can help people tap into their own creative spaces and feel comfortable to express their own unique creations.

I consider myself a creative magician that comes up with anything that I can dream possible. But I need to meditate in order to create clearly.  I feel the images I create coming through me from another dimension and my physical body is just here as a bridge to connect them into our world. Then I introduce the people I love around me to the infinite universe within myself and a beautiful relationship exsists.  I strive to make the communication clearer each time.

I am fascinated with the planetary spectrum of hue-manity. The rainbow is the most important element to me as an artist because it illustrates this idea of each individual as a unique and individual color that is different than any other color. Each individual color is correlated with a musical note and tonal vibration that helps us to recognize it and relate it to other shifting and changing color/tones. This is the energy that makes up our physical bodies. Look at quantum physics we are not matter, we are spirit.

Artists are planetary bridges. Every artist need to go within themselves to pull out their unique creative idea into to express it to the outside world. This process is not just spiritual, healing, and inspiring, it is absolutely critical to our survival as a species. Once we eliminate judgement and see that we are all connected through that inner space, we can permanently change the world for us all.

I think that sometimes we forget to have fun, so as an artist I have tried to submerge myself with the things that truly make me happy. I LOVE Japanese street fashion and Kawaii art, crocheted animals, multicolored afghan blankets, rainbows, amazing costumes, stuffed animals, body paintings, glitter, google eyes, multi-media installations and interactive art.

I feel music is my biggest inspiration, yet I am also I am influenced by  psychedelic posters from the 60’s and 70’s, henna, yoga imagery, the many incredible visionary artists of our time, scientific illustrations, Mandalas, nature and all of its splendor,  the ultra violet spectrum, black light theater and my surroundings here at home on the beautiful island of Maui.

Artist Resume

Art Exhibitions

  • 2000 – IHSA-High School Conference, Princeton, IL, colored pencil still-life
  • 2000 – Artistic Pursuits Show, Ottawa IL, various paintings; van gogh boat(acrylic)
    • Best in Show
  • 1999 – IVCC Youth Arts Show, Peru, IL, clownfish oil paste
    • prize – 1st in category
  • 2002 – ARS NOVA show, Jack Olsen Gallery, Dekalb IL, “Flamingo” mixed media sculpture
  • 2004 – Visual Arts Committee Show Student Center Gallery, Dekalb, IL, multimedia works
  • 2005 – Black Box Exhibition, Jack Olsen Gallery Dekalb, IL “Support Our Troops” mixed media sculpture
  • 2005 – Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, “Jazz Trio” 3 large welded sculptures
  • 2005 – Barnaroo- The Independent Rock Barn, Dekalb, IL, “DNA” mixed media installation
  • 2006 – Jin Soo Kim Show, NIU Art Museum Gallery, Dekalb IL, “Space of Pressure” mixed media installation
  • 2006 – Pajamuary, The Independent Rock Barn, SAHFGTJB, Dekalb, IL, “Hanging Words” mixed media                             sculpture
  • 2006 – Resonate, House of 9 Dragons, Chicago, IL, “Eyeballs” mixed media sculpture
  • 2006 – 3-D Show, Pleasant Street Gallery Dekalb IL, “One Semester of Happiness” mixed media sculpture
  • 2006 – Entheon, Heir Gallery, Chicago, IL, Meditation Domes, Hanging Eyes and Zen Space
  • 2006 – Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, Creative Communication” mixed media installation
  • 2006 – Entheon, Heir Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Hope or Fear” Polaroid project
  • 2006 – Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL, “Music is our Religion” and “Moon Jam”
  • 2006 – Wakarusa Music Festival, Lawrence, KS, “Moon Jam”
  • 2007 – Flat Iron Gallery, Group Show, Chicago, IL current goods and paintings
  • 2007 – Dekalb Area Women’s Center, Solo Show,  1021 State St. Dekalb, IL
  • 2007 – Curator, Women’s History Month Art Exhibit, Dekalb Area Women’s Center, Dekalb, IL
  • 2007 – Alex Grey’s COSM Gallery, original Face Exhibition, NYC, NY
  • 2007 – The Orphanage, Chicago, lL, group show, Halloween Exhibit, current blacklight paintings
  • 2008 – Fringe Art Show, Bad Dog Gallery, Dakalb, IL, T-shirt Mandala (fiber)
  • 2009 – Art of Change Ball, Washington D.C., Barrack Obama Portraits
  • 2009 – The Orphanage, Chicago, lL, Solo Show, My Mandalas, Featured Artist for the month of Feb
  • 2009 – Installation at the Emerald Palace Gallery, Chicago, IL, Entheon and Winter Wonderland
  • 2009 – Installation at the D.O.O.T. Fundraiser, TransAmeoba Studios, Chicago, IL, Mayan Signs
  • 2012 – opened 2012 Art Gallery, curator, Haiku, HI, various solo and group shows
  • 2011 – Maui Open Art Studios, Source Group, Ke’eanae, Maui, HI
  • 2011 – Dia De Los Muertos Show, Paia Tattoo Parlour, Paia, HI, “Candy Skull,” mixed media painting
  • 2011 – Visions of 2012, Solo Exhibition, U of H Maui, HI, collection of 2012 related art
  • 2012 – The Ultra Violets Shows, Haiku, HI, exhibited collection of u.v. paintings for display
  • 2012 – Featured Artist at Choice Restaurant, Lahaina, Maui, 9 paintings on display May to Sep
  • 2013 – Maui Open Art Studios, Solo Exhibit at Art Chakra Studio, Haiku, HI, display of all recent work
  • 2014 – Mandalas Installation, Paia Tatto Parlor, Paia, HI
  • 2014 – Maui Open Art Studios, Solo Exhibit at Art Chakra Studio, Haiku, HI display all recent work
  • 2014 – Art of Trash, Recycled-Materials-Made Only Group Show, Maui, HI, “Hue-Man-i-Tea,” mixed media
  • 2014 – Hawaiian Superfoods Cafe, Kahului, HI, displayed art prints for sale
  • 2015 – “Eyes” themed art show, Body Alive Yoga Studio, Wailuku, HI, mixed media mandalas display
  • 2015 – “One. Two. Tree Exhibition”, The Treehouse Gallery, Haiku, Hi. 9 paintings and prints on display
  • 2015 – “Malama Wao Akua” Native Species Group Show, The Hui No’eau, Makawao, HI.
    • “I’iwi Family” Painting by La’a Kea students’ group
  • 2016 – Maui Open Studios 2016, Studio 14B, Pauwela Cannery, Haiku, HI, entire body of work on display
  • 2016 – Art of Trash, Group Show, Maui, HI, “The Stairway to Heaven is Within” mixed media sculpture
    • 4th place prize
  • 2016 – Farmacy Health Food Bar, Pukalani, HI, Solo Show, Fruit and Veggie Mandalas and acrylic paintings
  • 2016 – Choice Health Bar, Lahaina, Maui, HI, Fruit Mandala, Mixed Media Mandala
  • 2016 – Whole Foods, Kahului, Maui, HI, Solo Show at Cafe Gallery, Fruit and Veggie Mandalas.
  • 2017 – The Art of Trash, Group Show, Maui, HI, “Wishing Wheel” mixed media spinning sculpture
  • 2018 – “Art Maui”, Group Show, Schafer Gallery, MACC, Maui, HI, “Taste the Rainbow” 8 mandala series
  • 2018 – “Art of Trash”, Group Show, Main St. Wailuku, Maui, HI. 6 sculpture pieces featured in a black light                                room featuring only my work of interactive, spinable, glowing mandalas.
    • Honorable Mention for “Eye <3 U” Sculpture
  • 2018-“Malama Wao Akua” Native Species Art Show, Hui No’eau Gallery. SOLD the “Tribal Mandala”                                        collaboration with my students work from the Hui Summer Program
    • Conservation at Work Award‘ for “Forrest First” Photo of Body Painted Model into Native Koa Tree

Art Teaching History

  • Artistic Pursuits, 1999-2001
  • Rockford Art Fair, 2005
  • NIU Art Museum, 2006
  • Dekalb Area Womens Center, 2007
  • Right Brain Art Class, private lessons, Chicago, IL, 2008-2010
  • Rainbow Chameleon, private art lessons, 2010-present
  • La’akea Arts Foundation, 2014-present
  • Maui Mobile Art Classes, 2017-present
  • Hui No’eau, Kids Classes, 2018-present