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"Island Oasis"- Tropical Leaves & Island Style

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Aloha Friends! I am happy to present to you my latest original painting entitled, "Island Oasis." It is a 24"x30" acrylic on canvas original, featuring some of my favorite tropical leaves (monstera, banana, ferns, palms and colocasia). I would now love to share with you some of the process and inspiration behind my newest piece.  Living in Hawaii, I am inspired on a daily basis by all of the incredible tropical leaves that can be found in nearly every outdoor space (even gas stations and parking lots!). Although I have included leaves in many previous paintings, I have never made...

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"Mystic Blue": A Whale Tale

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"Mystic Blue": A Whale Tale

Magical, mysterious, magnificent humpback whales! I am so excited to have finally expressed my love and respect for these animals in my new published original, "Mystic Blue". Keep reading to find out the process behind this 24"x30" acrylic on canvas painting! "Mystic Blue" 24"x30" acrylic on canvas by Colleen Wilcox  I began this piece back in November of 2015, just at the start of whale season in Hawaii. Hoping for some real life inspiration, I scanned the waters daily for my first sighting. But the humpbacks were slow to arrive this season, and reports of sightings were only trickling in over...

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Jellyfish Surfboard Design for 2015 John Kelly Awards

Last month I had the opportunity to create an original design on a surfboard to donate to the silent auction at the John Kelly Awards on November 14th, 2015 at Waimea Valley. The yearly event is hosted by Surfrider Foundation to "recognize those who have made the greatest contributions towards protecting or enhancing our coastal community and environment." I was supplied with a shortboard via Surfboard Factory Outlet Hawaii and told I could create whatever I desired.  When deciding what to paint on the board, I took my current inspiration of night skies/ galaxy art and translated that into something more meaningful and appropriate...

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LeSportsac X Colleen Wilcox Collaboration

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What an honor it was to be invited to collaborate with the famous handbag and accessories company, LeSportsac! I am excited to share with you a behind the scenes look at the process of creating my Hawaii exclusive design, "Ku'u Lea," from painting to finished product!  Colleen Wilcox in front of the LeSportsac store at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki After my first several meetings with the Hawaii LeSportsac team, the vision was to create a design that represented the source of inspiration for my artwork. Living in Hawaii, I am very inspired by the incredible beauty of the ocean and...

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Colleen Wilcox Art + Global Village Kailua

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Yesterday I had a great time at Global Village in Kailua for an art signing and 'meet and greet'. I really love the town of Kailua, and am thankful for all the people there that support my art!  This was the first time I got to check out the new wall of prints, phone cases and hats- Love it!  I am so appreciative of everyone that came in to say hi, and am thankful of this opportunity to share my artwork with the residents and visitors of Kailua! I hope you can stop in next time you're in the neighborhood! Stay...

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