Walfrido Garcia eagerly learned the art of painting from his father, renowned artist Edgardo F. Gracia. Walfrido is best known for his brilliant seascape art. His style of “Romantic Luminism” goes beyond just imitating the beauty of nature, adding a sense of timeless nostalgia. Each painting starts out as a loose impressionistic idea. Details emerge with each layer of paint. Meticulous highlighting brings out light and shadows that seem to glow off the canvas.
From up close, you can see the rhythm of his brush strokes. When you step back, you see a harmonious tapestry of light, color and texture. Each painting plays upon the beauty of light whether it is a romantic moonlight, a brilliant sunset, the sea caves of Kauai or the awe-inspiring glow of his signature “Lava-scapes“. It’s as if each canvas is alive with the brilliant light of nature coming from within.
Hawaii artist Marian Fieldson creates striking glass sculptures inspired by the flowing lava near her Big Island home. Marian makes molds of lava and fills them with shards, powders and threads of special glass. She kiln fires the glass pieces until they fuse together into a single creation. Back in 1989, Marian had a vision of fusing glass into the ruddy texture of lava. This vision motivated her to move to Hawaii and settle in the Puna rainforest. Today, Marian’s house is only a few miles from the active Kilauea volcano. Please use your glass dishes, they will hand wash. Not microwave safe, though.