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"Moani"-a gentle breeze brings inspiration

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"Moani"-a gentle breeze brings inspiration

"Moani" 16"x20" acrylic on canvas by Colleen Wilcox Have you ever sat outside on a warm day and felt soft breezes on your skin blowing the fragrance of summer flowers in the air? The Hawaiian word "Moani" means a light or gentle breeze that is usually associated with fragrance. For me, living in Hawaii means I get to experience such delights all year round. Not only do the trade winds bring fresh scents of plants and flowers, but also the salty air of the tropical sea.  I try to spend as much time as I can on the beach, taking...

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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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