South Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii

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View from our room at Kealakekua Bed and Breakfast, Hilo, Hawaii.

For my Moms 70th birthday she rented a house on the South Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. overlooking Captain Cooks Cove .

The getting to Hawaii is not nearly as much fun as the being there part.  It was a long flight, but you forget pretty quickly once you get a good night’s sleep.  I thought since I was already going to be in Hawaii I would mix a little business with pleasure.  I had been researching Kona artists on the Internet and couldn’t find anyone decent.  There was as usual, a lot of cheesy touristy art.  It really seemed like South Kona should have been a natural place for an artist to make a nice living..  There were plenty of tourist eager to separate themselves from their cash for a beautiful piece of art.  I think I am going to write a post about all the places I have gone where there was no decent art to buy. …. another day.  I digress

me and my daughter Grace

 After a few days of settling in, my niece Katie and I went exploring on foot.  But what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a Hawaiian artist peddling right here.  My next post on Hawaii will be a short video of our discovery.  This was not what I was looking for, but all the same I think it was pretty cool.

Shelli Alford is an artist and author, who enjoys learning from master oil painters from around the world and reviewing their classes, workshops and demonstrations.

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4 Comments

  1. drjfkennedy

    March 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The best birthday present is you! You are not only an artist but also an artist of life. You are fearless, interested in this beautiful world and eager to share it all with others. Your joy and energy light up all of our lives.
    Love you, Mom

    • Shelli Alford

      March 15, 2013 at 4:19 am

      Mom, I can’t believe I am still saying this, but Pleasssse you are so embarrassing and not at all bias! Love ya anyway.

  2. Susan M

    March 14, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Wow, your mom looks great and obviously you and your daughter have inherited her good looks. Hope you have a great time in Hawaii! Aloha!

    • Shelli Alford

      March 15, 2013 at 4:17 am

      Wow, thank ya, thank ya, thank ya Susan! I hope I will see you at the Art of the Portrait conference in Atlanta this year.

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