A little something remarkable arrived in the mail today. Four copies of the exhibition catalog for the US Embassy Suva in Fiji with my art on the cover!
Honored to have been commissioned to participate and even further honored to be featured. Here’s to spreading the art & Aloha!
When a client emails a photo and shares how happy they are with the finished work of art, it feels amazing.
This piece was commissioned by a couple in Honolulu–a 48″ h x 60″ wide colorflow and koa painting featuring Diamond Head. Piecing together all the curly koa to create the mountain was a fun challenge. I enjoy making the grain directions flow to create the ridges and valleys. The painting itself always poses a challenge since its 90 percent me, and 10 percent chance. The colorflow process always continues to move and migrate after I’ve done my best, but it’s part of the thrill–never really knowing how it’s going to finally turn out.
Having my creations bring joy to my clients–that’s the priceless part of this life.
Creating something special for clients is always a positive–it means you already like Tim’s work and want something that reflects even more of you. This commission of Diamond Head by a couple in Honolulu was really a fun project for Tim. Color samples, drawings, photos, and pure magic.
Very excited to share that a commission for the Mauka Sunset mixed-media colorflow painting is heading off to the US Embassy in Fiji! Such an honor!
The fabulous, finished table delivered to it’s loving home!
Measures 30″ h x 90″ w x 48″ d.
It’s always a pleasure to create a work of art for a client. We recently completed a dining table that they referred to as a work of art itself–not just a piece of furniture. Looking forward to professional photographs next week!
I’ve just finished up 10 new paintings that I’m really excited about. The process of creating them is so different from my fine woodworking–though I still incorporate that in the integral koa frames. Having a painting on your wall that makes you smile when you see it–that’s what I’m working to create. Plus, Tiffany’s working on a portfolio book for me so we can introduce the new work to additional venues. Fun times!
This big, beautiful koa calabash features 117 pewa patches! The grain and pattern of this koa crotch were too stunning to let go to waste as smaller perfect pieces so Tim used the traditional Hawaiian technique for repairing cracks in calabash bowls. Hawaii is the only place where a repaired bowl has more value–it’s one of the things I love about this place (along with koa!).
We are honored to have received the 1st Place in the open category (the category for things that are hard to define) for our collaborative piece, Nature’s Palette! With several shades of koa, mango, and some paint, the award was a nice affirmation for our new direction.
Nature’s Palette measures 40″ h x 30″ w and has a koa frame. It is currently available at Cliff Johns Gallery.
Tim has a couple of large, gorgeous Koa calabashes underway. Photos of finished works coming soon! Check out the video of the 21″ Koa Calabash by Timothy Allan Shafto. Noisy, huh?