Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational 2013

Twenty five artists from around the country participated in this year’s West Maui event. The schedule of events including painting days at D.T. Fleming Beach, the Pioneer Inn at Lahaina Harbor, and Kamehameha Iki Park. The final results were unveiled and on display at the Village Gallery in Lahaina.

Inside the Village Gallery

Inside the Village Gallery

On Display: Jacobus Baas and Scott Prior from California, and Maui's George Allen

On Display: Jacobus Baas and Scott Prior from California, and Maui’s George Allen

Thomas Jefferson Kitts' work on display.

Thomas Jefferson Kitts’ work on display.

I love all these versions of the West Maui Mountains.

"Mauna Kahaiwai" by Pierre Bouret of Kauai

“Mauna Kahaiwai” by Pierre Bouret of Kauai

"Afternoon Clouds" by Jacobus Baas of California

“Afternoon Clouds” by Jacobus Baas of California

"Waiting for the Color Show" by Michael Clements of Maui

“Waiting for the Color Show” by Michael Clements of Maui

Some of my favorite ocean scenes:

"Honolua Bay" by Mark Brown of Oahu

“Honolua Bay” by Mark Brown of Oahu

"Rocks, Water, and Moloka'i" by Robert Lemler of Arizona

“Rocks, Water, and Moloka’i” by Robert Lemler of Arizona

Gavin Brooks, "Honolua Bay" Twins

Gavin Brooks, “Honolua Bay” Twins

"Gail Force" by Ken Auster of California

“Gail Force” by Ken Auster of California

This one captures a great beach day:

"Talking Story" By Lindy Duncan of California

“Talking Story” By Lindy Duncan of California

What wonderful use of colors on the water here:

"Kindred Spirit" by Darrell Hill

“Kindred Spirit” by Darrell Hill

Not to be missed – the work of Hui Lai Chong:

"Whisper in the Wind" by Hui Lai Chong of Maryland

“Whisper in the Wind” by Hui Lai Chong of Maryland

"Maui Sunrise" by Hui Lai Chong of Maryland

“Maui Sunrise” by Hui Lai Chong of Maryland

And another Canoe. What wonderfully bright colors.

"Canoes" by Mark Brown of Oahu

“Canoes” by Mark Brown of Oahu

My personal favorite of the show? Tradewinds,  by Ken Auster.  I love his use of color, space and movement, which perfectly captures D.T. Fleming Beach on a windy day. I can just feel the Ironwood Pine needles under my feet in the sand, smell the salt from the ocean and feel the breeze in my hair. I wish I was there right now!

"Tradewinds" by Ken Auster of California

“Tradewinds” by Ken Auster of California

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