Ki'ikau Printers is a place for both established and emerging creatives! Working for and with the community has been a dream come true. Here we can feature different artists and their medium.
MAY FEATURED ARTIST: Racquel Araki
MEET THE ARTIST
Business Name: Bleed Aloha
Website and/or IG handle: Instagram @Bleed.Aloha
Medium: Mostly Acrylic and recently oil, watercolor, and digital
Artist Bio: Born and raised in Waianae on the leeward side of Oahu, my 'Ohana is a huge part of my life. I’m blessed to be married to my best friend and expert fisherman. A young mom at 16, six amazing keiki later, and I wouldn't change a thing. Wild at heart, I love our island home, I paint it like I see it.
Artist Journey: School was not my jam but a subject that spoke to me was Art. Self-taught, I saw beauty in everything. My mother and sister are exceptional artists, but never pursued it. I felt it my duty to stick it out and never look back. I've always done originals so I'm extremely excited to share in print form.
How would you describe your art style: Whimsical with a touch of realism.
What are your creative inspirations: The natural world
Where can we explore/shop your art:
- For now: IG and Ki'ikau printers.
- October through December: Waianae’s farmers markets
- In the future: on my website
FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTIST: Stefani Truyol
Aloha, meet Stefani, our February featured artist and winner of the Year of the Rabbit Art Contest!
Stefani Truyol is an illustrator and watercolorist born and raised in Colombia, currently based in Honolulu.
Passionate about the natural world, she is dedicated to connect art and nature in her work. With her work she wants to increase interest and awareness for nature conservation as well as bring a sense of tranquility and happiness to the viewer.
She works both in traditional methods (watercolor, ink, acrylic, gouache, and charcoal) as well as digitally.
JANUARY FEATURED ARTIST: Esperance Rakotonirina
Aloha, meet Esperance, our first featured artist!