2019 Buy Back the Beach Auction Art
This year, in honor of the many artists who take inspiration from HILT’s preserved landscapes and nature at large, we are providing a preview of the art that will be available to purchase at the Buy Back the Beach benefit luau auction on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Each artist featured here has donated work to support HILT’s mission to protect the lands that sustain us.
By Susie Anderson, oil on canvas, koa framed, 30" by 40”
This painting is described as a challenging painting. Anderson spent two days painting small studies of Waimea on location high atop Kokee, Kauai. She described it as a “humbling experience” and this painting is her attempt to do justice for this impressive wonder of nature.
By Kay Hurtt, oil on canvas, 8” by 16”
This painting evokes the essence of frothing and mesmerizing surf off a rocky shoreline. Hurtt has been an artist since 1997 and began painting en plein air in 2011. She splits her time between Colorado and Kauai.
2018 HILT Waihee Hoolaulea
By Jack Hamilton, oil on canvas, 12” by 24”
Painted live at HILT’s 2018 Waihee Hoolaulea at the Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands refuge, this painting is literally capturing a moment in time. Hamilton has been painting for over 30 years on Maui and is one of the founding members of the Maui Hands art galleries.
Waihee Coastal Vista
By Cheryl McElfresh, watercolor on yupo paper, framed, 11” by 14”
McElfresh’s paintings are vibrant and colorful, reflecting a sense of drama and place. She has been painting in Maui since 1993, and her work is represented in collections worldwide.
By Susan Conway Kean, original oil on canvas, framed
Following a successful 30-year career as a ceramic tile muralist, Conway Kean has been oil painting since 2008. Her deep passion for the landscape and the natural world is evident in her collection of work, as well as her commitment to land conservation.
Mini Alaia Board Mirror
By Nadia Fairlamb, monkeypod and glass, 28” by 11”
Nadia is a self-trained woodworker, however she earned a BFA in Sculptural Ceramics and minored in Botany and Archaeology. Nadia’s style is influenced by her childhood in Europe and Australia. She’s been living and working with wood in Hawaii since 2008.