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Featured Artists of Halele'a Gallery…

Jamie Allen

One of our newest additions to the Halele‘a artist ohana. Kailua’s Jamie Allen. Jamie R Allen is a fine arts artist who specializes in mixed media. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 with a BFA in Fine Arts and received her MFA from Montclair State University in New Jersey. After graduating she began teaching at the collage level and continued her painting. In the summer of 2010 Jamie moved to Hawai‘i where she is now an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University. Jamie continues to paint and is represented by galleries both in Hawaii, New Jersey and Rhode Island.  Jamies focus is on a subject matter that is gathered from Jamie’s daily encounters with the world around her that resonate beauty, time, land and the cycle of life. Examples can range from tiny seeds, berries, and or a wide range of flowers weather exotic or common. She is especially inspired by color combinations and surface textures. Jamie combines all this gathered information to create her own artistic images that mix both past and present with a more hopeful and beautiful future.

We are thrilled to carry Jamie Allens original mixed media and a small collection of her limited edition giclee’s. With her work being quite popular please contact us for the most current pieces. Aloha nui loa.

Jenifer Prince

“I paint outside because I want to capture the light in a particular moment…a moment that has captured me somehow with its beauty . I am trying to express my joy, my awe, my love for what I am painting.. and each time I go out to paint I discover something new . Painting is a way to slow down and really observe nature .. to really see it fully and then to try and express what you are seeing on canvas .” ~ Jenifer Prince. As one of Hawai’is most celebrated plein air painters living on the beautiful island of Kauai, Jenifer Prince has dedicated he career to plein air painting. In addition to painting in one of the most beautiful places in the world Jenifer participates in many prestigious plein air shows and invitationals around the United States. Halele’s features Jenifer’s plein air work in both galleries.

Pierre Bouret

Lideke Bulder

Born into an artistic family and raised a stone’s throw from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Liedeke Bulder, has been influenced by her Dutch heritage. She has been creating art as long as she can remember. Her life’s journey has taken her many places. In the eighties and nineties, Liedeke gained a reputation as a decorative surface painter and designer in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, created and taught art in the Great Basin Desert of Nevada for many years and ultimately found her home on the Garden Island of Kauai.

Bulder’s works are contemplations on the transformative cycles of Life: its force, fragility and evanescence. “My approach is to literally go with ‘the flow’ – seeing where the piece takes me by being open to the process as I lay down and manipulate the bistre washes. Then through lifting the bistre pigment and drawing with pastel, graphite and paint, I bring out the imagery that appears and tells the story.”

Bulder likes to work with bistre, a pigment made from the soot of burned walnut shells; it symbolizes regeneration for her. Since this material was also used as a painting and drawing medium by the European Old Masters of the 15th – 18th centuries and still is in some of the art academies in Europe today, Bulder feels connected to her Dutch roots in a special way.

Bulder’s work has been shown in galleries and museums in Minnesota and Nevada and will be featured at Agora Gallery in New York in a group show May-June 2014. In Hawaii, one of her pieces was selected from over 800 works for the Artists of Hawaii 2009 exhibit. She was mentioned among the top ten Kauai artists in the 2010 Lonely Planet Guide to Kauai and has won multiple awards since moving to the islands. Her art can be found in collections throughout the mainland of the United States, Hawaii and Europe.

Saim Caglayan

Saim Caglayan was born in Istanbul, Turkey and came to the United States in 1968 to study Architecture. After three years his interest changed and he went on to complete his BA degree in Sculpture from California State University, Long Beach. He then took further graduate courses in art from California State University, Fullerton and the Art Institute of Southern California. For over twenty years he taught sculpture for Crafton Hills College and Golden West College and recently plein air painting at Irvine Valley College, and private painting classes in California and Kaua’i. Saim has been plein air painting the landscapes of the California desert, coastline and Islands of Hawaii for many years now.His goal as a painter is to capture the ever-transient light and its colors within a composition of balance and harmony.
Saim, in 2003 with Pierre Bouret started KOPA, Kauai Outdoor Painters Association, in 2005 with Ronaldo Macedo ISLANDERS, a group of painters representing the Hawaiian Islands and in 2007 with Katalina Prince BSPAI, Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational. All these organizations and events promote plein air painting and benefit not for profit organizations in their respected communities.

Pepe

The glowing images painted by Pepe evoke a feeling of serenity. Pepe’s work offers a glimpse of true Hawaii through objectifying moments of warm light and an enduring love for the beautiful Aina ( land ). His focus on the movement of light shows Hawaii in a most unique and beautiful way. Pepe is a self-taught artist and has quickly become one of Hawaii’s most sought after artists. After years of studying the monochromatic values of light in black and white, Pepe continues to work in oils in the full color spectrum.

Robin McCoy

Robin McCoy is one of Kauai’s most celebrated fine artists. She is very well known for her bright vibrant florals, serene beach scenes and iconic Hawaiian Plantation Cottages. Robin uses very unique and recycled wood frames to compliment her pieces perfectly. We feature all of Robin McCoy’s original pieces. PLease inquire about giclees.

Steve Mei

Steve Mei is an internationally collected artist and is best known for his evocative signature series titled “tropical deco”. Within this series, Mei creates uniquely bold and distinctively beautiful works depicting his beloved Kauai and the Islands of Hawaii. This series of works incorporates Mei’s stunning use of nostalgic island subject matter with bold, bright colors to create works both contemporary and traditional. Mei’s abilities as a graphic artist are also evident in his exquisite pen and ink renderings of island life.

Fanny Bilodeau

Fanny Bilodeau was born in the Belgium Congo (now Zaire) traveling often between schooling in Brussels Belgium, to the far corners of Africa. The extreme in culture, climate and geography had a deep emotional impact and fascinated her from a very young age. This coupled with being born into a long line of Artists from both sides of her family encouraged her to express her feelings by means of paper, pencil, ink, crayon, paints or whatever was at hand. Her parents were always extremely supportive of her intense love of art, as their own parents and grandparents were art professors and award winners at the Paris Art exhibition, surround them with art from their youth.

When the African Revolution erupted, her family moved to America and lived in the Deep South as well as the Pacific Northwest, and she presently lives in Hawaii. Each place and culture instilled a new awareness for the diversity of land, animal, and people which she loves and endeavors to capture in her art.

Cher McMacken -

Cher’s background as an artist began as a young girl in Spokane,WA with oil painting lessons taught by her neighbor. She continued to study the arts throughout collage and boasts a life full of studying art, teaching art, painting and traveling the world. For fifteen years Cher’s focus was on mural art. Since moving to Kauai a few years back, Cher began to work on canvas, focusing on her passion for Kauai colors and the natural beauty of the islands. Her paintings capture the serene essence found within the beauty of Kauai.