Open Heart

Spirit of Hawaii

Oil on Canvas | 18″ x 24″ | 2011


I live my life with a daily awareness of gratitude. One of many things I appreciate about Hawaiian culture is the expression of giving thanks and offering prayers through the tradition of dance. Facing the island of Lanai a dancer born of Maui opens her heart to the sky and ocean. She wears a tealeaf lei and a yellow hibiscus in her hair. Wisps of light energy and spirit move through her out into the elements of earth, ocean and sky. This painting is an expression of the connection and flow of life energy that exists between us and the world we live in.