Art inspired by the beauty of Hawaii
Sponsored by Wyland Galleries Haleiwa
If you’ve visited or lived in Hawaii, you’re most likely familiar with the whaling walls and gorgeous art murals of Robert Wyland. The artist has been creating art for over 40 years, and many of his pieces are on display at Wyland Galleries Haleiwa. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is at the gallery as it gears up for The Summer Sun Show featuring local artist Heather Brown on July 6.
Wyland Galleries Haleiwa is located on Oahu’s North Shore and is a destination for both visitors and locals to experience art. While the gallery highlights pieces by marine life artist Wyland, it also features work by 25 different artists from Hawaii and around the country. Some of these include Heather Brown, Lyman Whitaker and Walfrido Garica.
The Summer Sun Show featuring Brown will take place on Saturday, July 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. On display will be some of her new original artwork along with past works she’s created. “My art portrays my love for the islands,” she explains. “It’s my goal to portray that and share the beauty of Hawaii with everyone that comes here.”
Brown has been creating art since she was little. “My grandmother was an artist,” she says. Brown recalls being at her house and making crafts. “This was always my passion!” As she grew older, many jobs didn’t fit, and she decided to dive head first into art. Now, she’s been doing art since around 2007.
The Summer Sun Show is meant to celebrate the summer season through art and gets its name from one of Brown’s pieces. “I did an original painting called ‘Summer Sun,’ and it’s kinda like a picturesque view of North Shore with a bright sun in the sky,” Brown explains. “It’s just kind of that feeling of that excitement of ‘summer’s here!'”
Visit Wyland Galleries Haleiwa Saturday, July 6, and see more art by Wyland and Brown!