sunny pau‘ole artist
My work is a blend of spontaneity and experimentation. An eclectic artist, I use many mediums. Oil, acrylic, digital art and a mixture of textures and styles. I have developed my style from a deep level of seeing with a blend of memory and imagination.
The sun makes the glow.
My artwork has been shown in several galleries across the state including the Pau‘ole Gallery, Holualoa. Since closing my gallery, my work is shown online and by appointment at my studio.
My art has also been featured on magazine covers and private coffee labels, such as Big Island’s Dutour Coffee.
I designed the award winning book, Kona Outdoor Circle cookbook, Kona on My Plate.
California born, I have lived in Hawai’i since 1975 and attended the Honolulu Academy of Art, with instruction by Louis Pohl during the 70s. I continue to expand my imagination by attending workshops and and classes by noted artists.
Sunny and her husband Mel Kealohalani, a Hawaiian Paddle carver, built their art studios on the slopes of Hualalai in 1988. Their name Pau’ole means “without end” and that is how they continue their bond with art and nature.
“Creating art has been a lifelong journey and it continues to hold my awe and reverence.”