Wahine Looking Left- Suzy Papanikolas Last night I took a stroll through many of Lahaina’s galleries. I was really impressed with the quality craftsmanship of the artists and the friendly gallery employees. Hawaii has become a diverse melting pot of many cultures which is reflected in Maui’s art scene.

This trip, I chose to leave my little homemade pochade box at home and relax. But, I couldn’t stay away from art! Even when I am not painting, I am always adding to my storehouse of inspiration. Maui is filled with inspiring music, vistas, vignettes and talented artists. Art enthusiasts can find a wide range of subjects in all mediums from landscapes, still life, surrealism, sculpture, abstracts, impressionism to Hawaiian in subject matter.

I want to share a few of my favorite, new-found artists I discovered here on Maui.

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“Island Sisters” by Darrell Hill / Still life, by Dario Campanili (a  past student of David Leffel)


A Choice Afternoon” by Pegge Hopper (the charming paintings of Hawaiian women adorned our hotel lobby…I really love her acrylics, very large w/simple shapes. Gauguin-like)


“Evening Divine” by Brent Cotton


Untitled, by Suzy Papanilolas (Suzy paints beautiful portraits of traditional Hawaiian people, prints of her paintings were in my hotel room)

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“Jarin V” by Angeles Cereceda (faniciful garden scenes)

Kim MacDonald ( Kim paints Hawaiian culture inspired by Gauguin)


“Metaphorical Voyage” by Vladimir Kush (Russian born imaginative surrealistic painter, his work was wild & out-of-this-world, worth the mention!)

Ronaldo Macedo

Ronald Macedo (traditional landscape & plein air painter)

Maui’s galleries and magazines are filled with many more artists whose works are truly beautiful. I hope you enjoyed my little gallery tour today!

lori3 Mahalo, Lori

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