Hawaii Panoramas

So far, as I find my way as a painter of Hawaiian landscape, I am drawn to the big views that have something in them I rarely saw in the northeast – a huge amount of land (which is often Mt Haleakala which tilts up showing even more surface) over a large amount of space so that the more one looks, the more mysterious, quiet, and vast it seems to become. That is certainly a big part of the Hawaiian visual experience for me – huge views that show pieces of the history of the land, either as sugar or pineapple fields, or as a place that the ancient Hawaiians had to themselves to use, farm, and live on. The landscape of Maui and the other islands is a dazzling thing and I don’t think I will ever stop noticing, celebrating, or feeling inspired by its beauty.