MAUI HANDS GALLERY AT 612 FRONT STREET, LAHAINA PRESENTS:
PLEIN AIR PAINTER, DIANE SNOEY APPLER ON FRIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER FROM 11-3.
COME BY AND MEET THIS TALENTED ARTIST AND VIEW A COLLECTION OF HER WORK.
About The Artist
Plein air oil artist Diane Snoey Appler is a member of Maui’s Lahaina Arts Society who first studied professionally at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, California under various instructors. Her first experience with painting en plein air was as a student of French-born artist Brigitte Curt.
Diane’s warm landscape scenes of California and Maui are inspired by a sincere love of the outdoors which first developed in the lakes and forests of Traverse City, Michigan. As a child Diane played in tree houses she built and paddled her canoe across Lake Arbutus to meet the school bus.
Diane’s first oil and water color painting efforts were nurtured along with help from her uncle Nicholas Zrolka, also an artist. The art reflected a desire to honor the beauty she found around her in the hills and lakes of Michigan and California’s Sierra Nevada region. However, on her first trip to Maui in 1999 Diane knew that her heart had found its home. Owners of Diane’s art speak of the emotional remembrance of Maui’s magical feeling which her warm and vibrant tones evoke.
Diane now paints from her Trade Winds Studio in South Maui overlooking the Pacific. Her art can be viewed in Banyan Tree Gallery of the Lahaina Art Society, Maui Hands in Lahaina, her studio by appointment or on the web at www.DianeAppler.com
LUANA KAMA, EVERY TUESDAY IN JULY FROM 4:30-7:30PM.
COME SEE THIS CHARMING ARTIST PAINT AND SEE A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF HER NEWEST CREATIONS.
My name is Luana Kama and I love to paint! I enjoy painting with watercolor… I find it fascinating to see the pigments and water flow on paper. My favorite subjects to paint are people and flowers.
I started taking classes several years ago when I became semi-retired. I had a wonderful teacher and found myself falling in love with watercolor painting and the various techniques that can be used to get different effects. I have not stopped painting since and still take classes. I have done commission work and have paintings on sale at Maui Hands Lahaina.
I have lived in Lahaina most of my life and attended Kamehameha III School and Lahainaluna High School. I am part Hawaiian on my mom’s side and “Haole” on my dad’s side. I have always loved art and did take classes throughout my life but when I got married and started to raise my family (5 boys), drawing and painting were pushed to the side.
Today, I’m still living in Lahaina and having a great time painting like crazy. My other interests are sewing, reading, cooking and baking, crafts, and I take classes and teach Hula.
Maui Hands Galleries – Panna Speas Cappelli, owner
612 Front Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Phone: (808) 573-2021 (Business Office)
(808) 667-9898 (Lahaina Gallery)