Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aloha Shirt with Wine bottles

Pete Rhein,his wife and artist/designer daughter, Deborah Rhein, were on same Honolulu bound flight  as I when I spotted him wearing this aloha shirt.
Motifs: Wine bottles,lauhala basket,coconut palm trees, banana plants,hibiscus flowers and a surf shack.
Art Direction:
Donna Fitch and Dale Hope

Friday, August 8, 2014

Skills Aloha Shirt worn by Doug Rigg

Punahou School Alumni News and Events:
"Under the leadership of Doug Rigg '84, the School's Alumni Relations and Annual Giving offices will also merge in the aims of providing more resources for the School’s growing alumni constituency. “This is the direction many independent schools are taking because the two offices complement each other well,” explained Rigg, the incoming director of alumni programs and annual giving.
“Doug understands the traditions of Punahou. He has worked on all of his alumni reunion committees and has a strong background in alumni relations, I’m very excited to pass the torch on to him,” Fordham added."

Art Direction: Dale Hope

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Surfer girl

Zoe, a surfer who had just returned to the mainland from Hawaiian Islands, is new owner of "Hibiscus Surfer". Hand painted on a cradled panel board. Materials used:
Eco Friendly German paint made from ground white marble and borax
Gouache paints
Eco Friendly clear sealer
Setting up a new booth at Santa Barbara beach Artwalk on Sundays.
Surfer Girl
Endangered species

Laguna Beach Hobie Surf Shop window display

Using brushes to hand paint  gouache paints on paper to create a hand rendered textile design shown  in window. Motifs in design include Ohia Blossoms,Maile vines and Palm fronds. The work of the  Maui Cultural Lands was inspiration for the motifs.

Window Display Designer: Veronica  M. Cano of OluKai

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

OluKai Nohea Canvas Shoes

Hand painted design for OluKai Nohea Canvas Shoes feature fragile/vulnerable flora found growing on Maui Cultural Lands.

Maile Vines
Ohia Lehua Blossoms
Coconut Palm Fronds

Art Direction: Bill Worthington

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sonoma Coast Chapter Surfrider Foundation Poster

 Hand carved images:
Ocean and Land
SUP paddler and his dog
Prone board paddler
Surf Family

Support the Sonoma Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation's Blue Water Paddle Race on Bodega Bay, September 28, 2013.

Benefits The Blue Water Task Force
Papas and Pollo
Northern Light Surf Shop
Sonoma Coast Surf Shop
Bodega Bay Surf Shack

Art direction: Cea Higgins and Dale Hope

Friday, September 28, 2012

Quiksilver Waterman Collection Aloha Shirt

Found an oversized driftwood log on the beach to hand carve for a Quiksilver Aloha Shirt Print. The tree had been about 55 years old when it was cut down. While tumbling around in the ocean, branches broke off,leaving oval shaped holes that appear in the background texture of the print. The only alterations to the wood, before drawing the design with pencil,then carving, were planing and sanding by Kai Cherry of  Cherry Construction in Santa Rosa, California.

Location: Salmon Creek Beach, Sonoma County, California, a local favorite surfing spot & adopted by Sonoma Coast Chapter Surfrider Foundation

Historical site: Miwok Indian Village, a peaceful tribe with no word for war

Permission given by State of California to remove driftwood

Inspiration: Polynesian Island Pareo

Art Direction: Dale Hope and Guy Stagman

Textile design hand drawn in pencil onto tracing paper.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Nohea for OluKai

Nohea means "beautiful,lovely,pretty" in the Hawaiian language. The Nohea women's canvas shoe line is lined with fabric that was designed in my studio in collaboration with OluKai's creative team.

I am a Pisces. We are ruled by our feet and mine anticipate wearing a pair of the Nohea shoes next year!

Top photo: Transworld Business

Art Direction: Bill Worthington

OluKai canvas shoe

OluKai commissioned my studio to create a hand carved image for their August 2012 Outdoor Retailer display. I carved an outrigger canoe image from the remaining piece of the old Manoa Valley house deconstructed redwood . 

Vintage photos of life in the late 1800s of Princess Victoria Kaiulani's Ainahau  estate in Waikiki were included.

An excerpt from the song ,"Lei No Kaiulani",by John Edwards,1916 in honor of Princess Kaiulani:

 "..Me he p√Ľnohu` ula ala i ke kai
Ka nohea nohea ke `ike aku
I ku`u wehilani
E ola mau e Kaiulani..."

English translation:

"... As a rainbow over the sea
Is beautiful to see
So is my royal darling
Long may you live, Kaiulani..."

Art Direction: Bill Worthington

Display Design: Jason Freise

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stand Up Paddle Board Design seen in Waikiki

Dale Hope was "passing through Waikiki and caught this couple apres surf,with smiles on their faces."

Mid Century Modern Ocean Design on woman's board for Tropical Blends 

Art Direction: Dale Hope

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Descendants wardrobe: Maui Jim Sunglasses Aloha Shirt

Watching The Descendants on DVD tonight I noticed the man sitting next to Laird Hamilton in the Canoe Club scene was wearing this Maui Jim Sunglasses shirt. The design includes hand carved images:
Samoan motifs

Hand painted motifs:
Maui Jim logo
palm trees
ocean wave

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hand painted Chalkboard for a Dutch Chocolatier

 This 8'x4' Chalkboard was created in my studio for  Pam and Jacques Holten's  Eureka, California retail store, Venlo Chocolates. Honoring Jacques hometown,Venlo, Netherlands ,we used Dutch motifs ,hand painted in shades of chocolate brown with a red and green  Dutch tulip motif.

The entire board is painted in chalk board paint.The Dutch children,flower and Venlo Chocolates can be used as a chalk board with white chalk.

As a youth  in the Netherlands,Jacques began his apprenticeship as a chocolatier. They create each chocolate (dark,milk and white)  by hand in a small factory right  behind their retail shop.