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Ka Wai Nui

This painting was done for the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i 2007 wildlife poster. Kawainui Marsh is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua on the island of O‘ahu. In 2007, a large section of the marsh was turned over to the State of Hawai‘i for protection and management. The painting features Ulupō Heiau and Mount Olomana, native water birds – including the aeʻo (stilt), ‘alae ‘ula (gallinule), ‘alae ke‘oke‘o (coot), koloa (duck), and ‘auku’u night heron – the native neke fern, kaluha and ‘uki sedges, and hau hele wai hibiscus. Look carefully and you will also see a native pinao dragonfly and nymph, ‘o‘opu goby fish, and hapawai mollusks. Hauwahine, guardian of the marsh, takes the form of a woman above water and a Mo’o (reptilian demi-god) below water.



The mat is the decorative border on the outside of the actual printed picture. Matted prints are measured by outside mat dimensions available in 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20" - fitting standard-sized frames.


Note that the actual picture size will be smaller than the mat size and may vary in shape depending on the shape of the original painting.The mat is the decorative border on the outside of the actual print. Matted prints are measured by outside matte dimensions available in 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20" - fitting standard sized frames.



Full-size prints extend to the full dimensions of 8”x10”, 11x14” or 16”x20” (or equivalent square inches in the case of narrow artwork). There is no mat border, so the picture itself is larger than a matted print.


Matted and Full-Size prints come in clear protective sleeves with foam core backings.



Giclée, pronounced zhee-klay, is a French word meaning “fine spray”. Giclée are the finest quality reproductions printed on canvas then varnished with a durable protective coating. They can be stretched and framed like an original painting, and need no glass covering. Mine are sent rolled and ready for framing.


You may inquire about gallery wrap giclée, which add an extra 1-5/8" all around with the image mirrored edge. Gallery wrap giclée cost 20% more than standard giclée, and can be stretched at a frame shop near you as a contemporary option to framing.



International orders will have added postage that will be reported to buyers for approval. International shipping is typically two to three times normal shipping.



Shipping for original art to be paid by the buyer and determined on a case by case basis.

Ka Wai Nui

  • Original 18x24 $4,000.00
    Print 8x10 $29.95
    Print 11x14 $44.95
    Print 16x20 $94.95
    Giclée 9x12 $97
    Giclée 13x17 $250
    Giclée 20x26** $675
    Giclée 24x32** $895


    **indicates item a part of a Limited Edition

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