August 30 – September 30, 2017
This September, the Waimea Arts Council will showcase three of our East Side member artists at the Firehouse Gallery: Norma Watt from Mountain View and Patricia and Christian Marinello from Ninole.
Norma Watt has lived in the islands since the 60’s and has seen a lot of changes. “I want my paintings to recapture some of the past as well as preserving scenes of the present and hope people can feel a connection to my choices.” Norma primarily uses watercolor and heat based oils to create beautiful realistic paintings based on her own photography. Norma studied art in Hawaii, learning from Linus Chao, David Livingston, and Patrick Ching, as well as studying Art History at the University of Hawai’i.
Patricia Marinello has been doing intuitive abstract oil paintings for 12 years. She feels that abstract art is as “liberating” as her work can become, meaning “anything to anyone in a non suggestive way.” Her work began in Encinitas, California, where she was inspired by the beautiful scenery and a thriving local artistic community. Since moving to the Big Island in 2016, her work has, “taken on a whole new spirit and now my inspiration comes from the mana of Hawai’i and the powerful essence of the nature that surrounds me.” Two of her abstract art paintings were chosen for this years ‘2017 Abstract Only’ show recently displayed at the Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center in Hilo.
Christian Marinello is the master of a variety of artistic genres. Christian is a stone carver, jewelry maker, art metal welder. He also makes bottle openers from recycled wood and spam cans. Christian states, “I believe we are all artistic beings and finding a niche for our creative outlet is a fun process to explore in and of itself.” One of Christian’s larger stone scultpures, “Zen Hole”, can be seen on the UH campus.
Come see the work of these three talented artists during the month of September!
Also check out the back gallery which continues with “Anything Goes” – artwork in many subjects by many of our local member artists.