Intertwined Trees, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 14"
Intertwined Trees, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 14"
Tree grouping I, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 14"
Tree grouping I, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 14"
Tree Grouping II, 10" x 14", acrylic on canvas, 2005
Tree Grouping II, 10" x 14", acrylic on canvas, 2005
Green Light, 12" x 18", oil on linen, 2006
Green Light, 12" x 18", oil on linen, 2006
Red Ground, 12" x 18", oil on linen, 2006
Red Ground, 12" x 18", oil on linen, 2006
The Clearing, 12" x 18", oil on linen, 2008
The Clearing, 12" x 18", oil on linen, 2008
The Ravine I, 24" x 36", oil on linen,  2007
The Ravine I, 24" x 36", oil on linen, 2007
The Ravine II, 24" x 36", oil on linen, 2007
The Ravine II, 24" x 36", oil on linen, 2007
Thicket V, 24" x 32", oil on linen,  2016
Thicket V, 24" x 32", oil on linen, 2016
Trees and Mountain, 18" x 12", oil on linen, 2008
Trees and Mountain, 18" x 12", oil on linen, 2008
Pine Trees I, Kamuela, 18" x 14", mixed media, 2009
Pine Trees I, Kamuela, 18" x 14", mixed media, 2009
Embankment, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
Embankment, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
Side Yard, Kilcronagh, County Waterford, Ireland, 14" x 18", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2009
Side Yard, Kilcronagh, County Waterford, Ireland, 14" x 18", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2009
Pine Trees I, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, 14" x 18", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2009
Pine Trees I, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, 14" x 18", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2009
Pine Trees II, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, 14" x 18", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2009
Pine Trees II, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, 14" x 18", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2009
Trees at Villa, Sinalunga, Tuscany, 9" x 12", acrylic on panelled paper, 6/14/11
Trees at Villa, Sinalunga, Tuscany, 9" x 12", acrylic on panelled paper, 6/14/11
Light Dance, 20" x 27", oil on linen, 1994
Light Dance, 20" x 27", oil on linen, 1994
Tree Configuration, 21" x 24", oil on linen, 1996
Tree Configuration, 21" x 24", oil on linen, 1996
The Thicket, 10" x 14", oil on linen, 2005
The Thicket, 10" x 14", oil on linen, 2005
Thicket IV, 24" x 32", oil on linen, 2010
Thicket IV, 24" x 32", oil on linen, 2010
The Ravine IV, 24" x 36", oil on linen, 2008
The Ravine IV, 24" x 36", oil on linen, 2008
The Ravine III, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
The Ravine III, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
Dancing Tree, 12" x 14", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2008
Dancing Tree, 12" x 14", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2008
Tree Grouping IV, 10" x 14", oil on linen, 2008
Tree Grouping IV, 10" x 14", oil on linen, 2008
Forest Clearing, 10" x 14", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2008
Forest Clearing, 10" x 14", acrylic & oil on canvas, 2008
Orange Hau Trees, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
Orange Hau Trees, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
Tree Grouping, 10" x 14", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2008
Tree Grouping, 10" x 14", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2008
Silver Hau Trees, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
Silver Hau Trees, 30" x 40", oil on linen, 2008
Thicket - 2008, 10" x 14", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2008
Thicket - 2008, 10" x 14", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2008
Red Tree Grouping, 10" x 14", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2008
Red Tree Grouping, 10" x 14", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2008
V-Tree, 10" x 14", oil on linen, 1996
V-Tree, 10" x 14", oil on linen, 1996

Most of the tree paintings were created on site at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Gardens where there are fascinating and complex intertwining hau, kukui and hala trees, among others.  I experience the trees as intriguing abstractions of twisting lines, bright light, negative space and hooked shapes. suggesting other imagery and aesthetic sensations.  Some tree paintings were created on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Ireland, or Italy.


Trees