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March 10, 2020

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Happy to share that my painting "The Dawning" 

received the 1st Place Award. (Association of Hawaii Artists)

This special exhibit, the 50th Annual AHA Spring Art Exhibition, 

was themed to reflect the show's title "The Aloha Show" 


From the prospectus:

ALOHA - Hawaiian for love, affection, peace,

compassion... not just a word but a way of life. 

AHA's Annual Aloha Show welcomes artists

to submit works of art that celebrate Aloha.

Above: Snowden Hodges, Juror and Jessica Orfe, Show Chair

To my left: Linh Tang / 2nd Place Award    and    Lynne Boyer, 3rd Place Award

 Honolulu Hale (City Hall)       March 3, 2020

September 14, 2018

I’ve been collecting a few quotes  

(real, not fake) recently on the 

contemporary existential US

political scene. 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

“Our brains are so scrambled that it’s starting 

to make sense that none of it makes sense.”  

Maureen Dowd, NYT


“Nothing is the way it used to be.”

Lawrence O’donnell, The Last Word


“Just remember, 

what you’re seeing and what you’re reading 

is not what’s happening.” DJT


“If this isn’t crazy, it’ll do until crazy gets here.” 

Bryan Williams, The Eleventh Hour


”The craziness never ends!” 

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC


“What if this *is* real? We have no idea!”

The Beat, MSNBC


“Truth isn’t truth.”  

Rudy Giuliani


“We’re in Crazytown.” 

John Kelly


“We’re in Deep Weirdness.”

Ruth Marcus, Washington Post


“Trump is like somebody who insists 

on doing his own interior decorating…

and he’s color-blind!” 

Ari Gelber, The Beat

“There’s a war on truth.”

Bob Woodward


“Normalcy has vanished.”

Deborah Bond-Upson


July 25, 2018

Here is the cover of Summer 2018 issue of

Go Kailua Magazine.  

Yes, that's me on the cover!...

Click on this link to see the complete 6-page article titled

         --> "True Hues"

Next, select the Cover > then click arrows at bottom of page to go to PAGES 48 - 53

September 8, 2017

How long does it take to make art?

     (Shown: "Current Event", 24" X 30", Acrylic)

I worked on this piece for more than 60 hours.

A painting is a picture of an idea. So, I tell myself…

”Just say it. Make it happen. Get busy…

This shouldn’t take long. Be bold and keep moving. 

Get on with it and move on to the next one…”

There is unpredictability and unfolding of the process.

There are new perspectives, details, adjustments, insights.

and...  it is taking longer that I thought to finish. Every time.

I like the way Nora Roberts put it in an NPR interview.

She is a successful, popular Romance writer.

The interviewer asked her about her prolific output.

He said, “You have written 193 books! That’s impressive. 

How long does it take to write one?"

Her answer… ”It takes until it’s finished.”

That’s how I know a painting is finished…

...when it’s done. That's how long. 

June 12, 2017

Global Creations & Interiors

is among the finest handcraft & fine art galleries

in Haleiwa and they have a NEW WEBSITE:




Come visit... 

and see my featured GC&I PORTFOLIO PAGE...






December 25, 2016

 Happy Season of the Light to all as we turn away from darkness

and return to a more illuminated perspective.

December 9, 2016


it was Tuesday, December 6, 2016... 

As of that fateful day,


is now improved, enhanced, evolved,

reframed, streamlined, updated, upgraded,transformed and launched, 

kicking and streaming,

into the cyberworld of pixels & imagination.

Thank you to Mckenna Hallet

whose artist-friendly technical guidance

and deep e-marketing expertise were 

essential and much appreciated.



This New Look web sight is a work in process, 

so stay tuned for developments...

Aloha, David

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