Ahr-tist: n, Middle French, artiste, Medieval Latin artista, master of the arts

1. One who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby;

2. A person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker.


We are all artists.  Sometimes our creativity emerges slowly like a monarch butterfly climbing out of its chrysalis; other times it takes us for a wild ride.

I work in watercolors and acrylics and prefer creating abstracts.  Ultimately I love creating colors.  64 crayons in a box were never enough.  As a child, I spent hours blending new colors and I’ve never stopped.


I've had the privilege to be a part of various art exhibits:

With my late mother-in-law, Helen Van Etten, at the opening of the art exhibit

at Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery.


My art work has been chosen for the cover of the Hawaii Bar Journal and the Hawaii Bar Directory.