It is nice to see paintings come to life, when this happens I know it’s nearly there.
This series of paintings features three prominent international Female lead actors whom I would happily work with on a film project. The series includes Sienna Miller (Factory Girl), Catherine Deneuve, and Mélanie Doutey. The jackets and dress were made from playing cards and a mosaic of small pieces of painted canvas. The portraits are in my signature style using acrylic on panel. This series is was made in 2008 and is collectively called ‘Factory Girls’.
3 x (24x24x2 in.) acrylic and mixed media on panel
in private collection
The following is a portrait from a coffee shop series I did way back. The subject is Johnny as portrayed through several techniques and mixed media (crayon pencil, pen,digital, collage and photography). You can see orange to yellow light emitting from his body, and green light emitting from his heart region. These are representative of his aura and chakra energies. There is also a reference to Japanese manga and as well some key phrases, books and a school of fish, including the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (which I believe was recently reinstated as Hawaii’s state fish).
Note: although I am technically on vacation I thought I would post from spacetime to spacetime.
This is a selection of my portrait work, going back as far as 2006. Atypical art by an atypical artist.
Thank you and enjoy.
acrylic on canvas
Coffee shop portrait
acrylic on recycled cardboard (frame is also recycled and hand painted)
Molly and Comet (canine portraits of hardware shop dogs)
Hillhurst Hardware Mural
Airbrush and acrylic
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Throughout my career as an artist, I have painted many faces, from the famous to the unknown, all different and unique in their own beautiful way.
girl with pearl earring (dream in Japanese of a pearl that holds the universe remix)
acrylic on panel
the sunshine coast mona lisa
Painted on found driftwood (flotsam)
obama: are you a believer?
part of a paintamentary following the obama years
portrait of an unknown hopi
fotoMahaloness -these are some of my portraits
…a hand of a Hawaiian Prince ( Rainbow Catcher)
a Spiritual being (representing the Dalai Lama and a dharma wheel located in Paia, Maui, which he is said to have blessed.) installed near the Dharma centre
My approach to portraits begins with first acknowledging the the Edo Period (1600-1868) Japanese Kebuki woodblock prints. These prints are referred to as Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) and after the 18th century full-colour prints called, Nishiki-e, became the all the rage. I studied images of several artists, one that comes to mind is Tōshūsai Sharaku (東洲斎 写楽?, active 1794-1795). I really enjoy Sharaku’s composition and use of colour. After a few of my own attempts at painting ukioyo-e I worked on developing my own style. I usually ask friends, or people I meet along the way, if they are interested in being painted. Occasionally I will paint portraits in the likeness of some famous people, or individuals who are making history, and those who I admire. In the last 8 years I have been fortunate to make quite a few portraits, immortalizing those people who I have met along my art pilgrimage. Many thanks to all those who have given me their blessings to do so.
fotoMahaloness – lotus swan 30×40 in. acrylic on wood panel c.2010