The Duke At Waikiki, Original watercolor on paper Colleen Sanchez (Sold)


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The Duke At Waikiki, Original watercolor on paper Colleen Sanchez

Paper size 15 x 22
Exterior framed dimensions 24 x 30

About the Piece:

Duke Kahanamoku embodied Hawaiian life in the early years of the 20th century. He was a fabulous Olympic athlete and a handsome gentleman who had friends across the globe.

His statue stands at the entrance to Kuhio beach, across the street from our shop at the Hyatt. Arms outstretched in welcome, he is an icon now as he was in life.

Colleen Sanchez captured the day with a lively and light-filled touch in this original watercolor painting on heavy watercolor paper.

About the Artist:

Colleen Sanchez is a Honolulu-based contemporary painter of flowers and foliage, landscape, and still life compositions.  Her interest in drawing started at very early age, in part influenced by her father’s interest in art and music, but that was put aside for many years while working and raising a family.  After a lengthy management career in Canada where she was born and grew up, Colleen moved to Hawaii and was inspired by new interests, especially the desire to capture her version of the natural beauty in her new surroundings.  Her paintings reflect the light and colorful vibrancy found in the Hawaiian islands.

Painting in watercolor has predominantly been her choice, although Colleen also works in pastel and oil. She has taken a few watercolor classes and workshops with Michael Genger and George Woollard, Colleen, but is mainly self-taught.

Since 2010 she has exhibited several of her paintings in Hawaii Watercolor Society juried exhibitions in which she won awards including a purchase award from the Hawaii State Museum by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

One of her floral paintings was published as a 1st finalist in the International Artist magazine floral and still life competition.  Colleen’s paintings are in many private collections across the US and Canada.  She is a member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society.

The dimensions described in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipping.

The Duke At Waikiki, Original watercolor on paper Colleen Sanchez

Additional information

Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 36 × 6 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074