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    Illustrations for a travel/adventure inspired show in Local Colors Gallery, located in the Hawaiian Airlines Headquarters.
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I was given the opportunity to hang some illustrations -inspired by travel, adventure, and my own cross-country road trip- in Local Colors Gallery. All pieces are on cradled birch wood panels, created with acrylic paint and colored pencil.

Local Colors Gallery is curated by Pow! Wow! Hawaii and located in the Hawaiian Airlines Headquarters building.
Pieces hang in the gallery from Feb-March 2018.
Third Beach
12x16” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel.

This piece was inspired by a beach in Forks, Washington, where the washed up driftwood is full grown trees eroded away from the earth. We hiked 1.5 miles through Olympic National Park, and set up camp in a maze of fallen sitka spruce and western hemlock. Needless to say we had more than enough firewood to keep us warm through the night.
The Guides
16x20” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel.

This piece is inspired by an 8 mile hike through the scorching Havasu Canyon to the village of Supai, in the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Another 2 miles will get you to a beautiful oasis of turquoise waterfalls.
Shortly after we began our hike, I looked up and saw a profile of a face in the rocks. It felt like some kind of special guide leading the way. When we made it to the village, a local told us about Wigleeva, the two rocky red pillars in the canyon that are believed to be protectors of the Havasupai tribe. I incorporated the face I saw in the rocks into my painting, and added another to personify the guides/protectors that led us through the canyon and safely back out. 
Waimea
20.5x36.5” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel.

This piece was inspired by the winter swell at Waimea Bay that brings in monstrous surf, waves upwards of 35-40ft. A complete 180 from the flat crystal clear pool it feels like in the summer time.
Vernal Falls
16x20” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel.

This piece is inspired by a trip to Yosemite National Park. We took a 0.7mile hike through the Mist Trail to a granite staircase of 600 steps to the top of Vernal Falls. From the top of the 317ft falls, you can see a beautiful view of Yosemite Valley. Instead of hiking back the way we came, we continued on the John Muir Trail to see Nevada Falls and Emerald Pool.
Kamokuna
16x12” Acrylic, colored pencil on wood panel.

This piece is inspired by the powerful and mysterious lava flow of Kīlauea on the Big Island. Lava meets the ocean at Kamakuna Lava Delta, creating a beautiful but noxious plume upon ocean entry.