Aloha Kakou

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spring - summer

...' Been updating the facebook pages of Doug Young and Doug Young dba Young Hawaii Works of Art.

I'm still helping people with pig problems here on O'ahu. Hunting here and on the outer island of Lana'i takes me to places of the islands that hardly anybody gets to see.

We always seem to be looking down trying to read subtle signs and tracks of animals passing to and from. Being aware of movement , sound and especially every soft change in wind direction.

It is such a contrast from being a water person to going up mauka in the island forests and uplands. It has proven to be an eye opener and I have taken many photos for future paintings. From Makai to Mauka.

Here are some ideas from the "tracks" series"

sand - wind ripples with deer tracks.....

crab scratches in sand as they roll sand balls.

stream washout texture/water tracks

pebble tracks on the beach

mud stream washout textures

...after a heavy rain and sunny days, dried up mud with deer tracks

lastest painting commissions:

Anianiku painting for a client in California

for Boyd Gaming : California Hotel , Las Vegas

installed somewhere at California Hotel Las Vegas

Anianiku large verticle

Waikui glass floor poster in walk in closet area

• Alan Wong's, The Pineapple Room, Ala Moana Center


Namotu water series currently on display

Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: Sculpture Garden

Waikui: Art glass floor commisssion

Ronald T.Y. Moon Judiciary Complex, Kapolei, Hawai'i

5 Art glass murals
Water Series: Lanikuhonua, Anianiku

...private collections :

New water /Namotu piece for the law firm, Alston, Floyd, Hunt & Ing

....Hoe'a Moi, North Kohala...

original watercolor on paper 14' long; in-house custom frame build, Hokua condo.


Snapshot of Anianiku_46 triptych painting that was recently sent to a San Diego client

Ikeda residence: Mauumae/Waikui series

Rath residence: Anianiku series

Anianiku triptych

Anianiku_ 39 triptych : float framed 37" x 72"

Water Paintings: details, textures & tales
The is Water series is so close to me.

As a water person all my life, it has been my salvation, escape, womb.

Throughout these four decardes, it's been all about the love of documenting the islands' unique thumbprints. The focus is it's special water places .
A real reflection on what these sites meant in the past and where we are now...and how we can learm from them.

Each painting seems to takes on the character of its placename.

Keawaiki: raw, secluded, cool, strong, steadfast: withstanding all that Pele could throw at it.

Anianiku: mirror, reflection...looking within, the Ali'i dipping their new-born in these waters to give them "Ha" or "breathe". Nurchuring and healing waters.........and of contemplation.

Mauumae/ Waikui : a Sandalwood forest stream that flowed into the ocean ...the meeting of two waters; of blending, compatibility and the merging of two into one.

Namotu: pristine Fijian waters; Hawai'i sixty years ago....a water / island environment facing more tourism and pollution.

The canvas surface is made up of multiple colored layers of splattered, sprayed dot textures of acrylic/pigment paint; hand brushes, airbrushes and toothbrushes are used randomly to create an abstract pointalist surface up close and a realistic, photographic image from afar.

Contemporary pointalism, random particles, dots of energy, the blurring of lines......

Stretcher Frames:....I hand-pick the best and straightest 2x2x10' kiln-dried clear fir, rip the bevel on a tablesaw and build each frame to specs. The frames are sanded, spackled and sealed with 2 coats of paint before the canvas is stretched .

The finished painting is sealed with multiple coats of UV clear varnish as well as sealed in the back.

• The Anianiku Water Series for 15 Craigside, Nuuanu

10' and 18 ' Anianiku waterscapes for the pool excercise area

Eight different water pieces for each elevator lobby floor

18' long acrylic/pigment on canvas: Anianiku water series
Multiple prints from the old building series are also at Craigside.