Have a sweetie on your Christmas list that is an avid art lover? Here are some recent releases by a few of Maui’s most talented artists…
Ray Masters has a fascinating bio on his website that includes designing products for companies such as Swatch and creating posters for dozens of sporting events, including numerous Grand Prix races. He now calls Maui his home and has added photography (and running mauiwindcam.com) to his list of talents.
Bodysurfing7.1 is available as an original acrylic on canvas painting, 24” x 18” ($2,500) and a limited edition giclee with gallery wrap ($700). Ray’s new muse, Sevin, was featured in several paintings in the recent ‘Going to the Dogs’ exhibit at the Hui Noeau.
Ray also gets great images from his backyard, Maui’s North Shore, and they are available on canvas as well. Here is a recent sale of a new photograph, of Ray and the lucky new owner of the image. It’s available in many sizes, this one featured above is a 67″ x 48″ gallery wrapped canvas ($1900)
Kim McDonald has earned her comparisons to Gauguin and other “primitive” Impressionists with her lush island paintings, primal flowing seascapes, and dreamy night skies. Known for her oil paintings, which often sell before they are even completed, Kim has recently started painting on an unusual medium, surfboards. Featured in this year’s Maui Calls fundraiser, in galleries on Maui and art shows across the country, Kim’s Warrior Boards are becoming her new must-have pieces for art collectors.
Coconut beach is a vailable as a limited-edition print, using the highest quality archival ink on canvas, with a gallery wrap. Prints are hand embellished, signed and numbered. The original has sold. Available as 19” x 25” ($995) or 29” x 38” ($1695).
Or, a just released surfboard:
Rick Strini was one of the first artists to revive the age-old tradition of Italian-European glass blowing and bring it to the backyard studio movement of the 60′s. After years of successful achievements in the art glass field, Rick moved into art glass lighting, designing “Art that Illuminates”. In addition to being a master glass blower, Rick has been traveling the world, analyzing glass factories and studios as a glass consultant. If you need something for your walls, your tabletops, or truly unique lighting fixtures, Rick can make it for you. Rick was also just accepted into the Maui Crafts Guild, which will be reopening in Paia next to Milagros any day now! Make sure to stop by to check out his work in person.
Another signature Maui artist with a style so unique his works can be instantly identified as his own. Review Avi’s extensive bio here on his website and check out one of his newest works, Hanging Out. Available as a limited edition canvas giclee for $1,500, 40” x 30”.
A perfect Christmas gift for a Maui lover is the 2014 Calendar by Goldie, one of the newer artists in the Maui scene. “Each one of these paintings took about 200 hours of rough sketching and researching the ideas to make them all come together. The paintings are watercolours, so if one single drop of paint went where it shouldn’t, I would have to start over”
View her website to purchase the calendar and see all of Goldie’s other whimsical pieces, or check them out at Mana Foods, Collections in makawao, Maui Ocean Center, Maui Tropical Plantation, Hi-Tech.