Aloha Friends, WOW!  I cannot believe that I had discovered one of my favorite childhood inspirations.  This I have remembered experiencing while I was a little boy attending Kapiolani Elementary School on the Big Island of Hawai’i where I have been raised.  It had sparked in me my creativity, imagination and the wonder of what had lied beneath the ocean just waiting for me to discover.  ENJOY.  Kolo. 


Aloha Friends,  This latest piece of ArtWork that I have created was rendered using Colored Pencils, White Opaque Pen, Permanent Marker and Pastel Chalks.  My Art is usually done on Strathmore Bristol Paper in the 11’x14″ size and them matted and framed in a 16″x 20″  frame.  If you would like to enjoy my art in a larger version, just click on the photo.  ENJOY.  Kolo.Seahorse Art Matted and framed 2015


Aloha Friends,  I LOVE Fancy Goldfish!  One of my favorites are a variety of goldfish called Ryukins (Rye- OOh-kins).  Goldfish are not as easy to keep as the newcomer has been led to believe.  They NEED space to grow, proper nutrition, and excellent water quality in order to thrive.  I have kept Goldfish & Tropical Fish for as long as I can remember.  It can be a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby to enjoy.  This ArtWork, I have used Primarily PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils, Permanent Marker and Micron Pens.  ENJOY.  Kolo.Ryukin Love Step 12


Aloha Friends, This piece of ArtWork that I have created was a whole lotta FUN to create!  I recall that it was a boring Friday Night and some plans to have gone out with some friends fell through.  That’s okay though sometimes, stuff happens as with everything else for some divine plan.  It just was not meant to be so, I had a few libations and this is what I had created while I was listening to Internet Radio (80’s forever)!  Anyway, enough of that.  LOL!   I used Mixed Media choosing PrismaColor Colored Pencils, Watercolor Markers, Micron Pens and Sakura GellyRoll Opaque white pen.  ENJOY.  Kolo.Avocado Puffer


Aloha Friends,  as you already have figured out that most of the ArtWork that I create has some Underwater theme or is nature related.  It is what I do.  It is what I enjoy and brings me tremendous joy to be able to create and express myself.  I have been creating art for as long as I can remember back in the day when I was a boy.  I have been fascinated by our natural world in all of her beauty and splendor.  It is in nature where I find solace and peace.  This piece of ArtWork  that I have created was inspired by the fond memories of being in the ocean in Hawai’i where I have grown up.  I have spent every chance that I had gotten to be in the spectacular underwater world.  What better place to enjoy nature’s watery realm than Hawai’i.  ENJOY.  Kolo.Tropical Fish Art 2014


Aloha Friends,  Here is a piece of ArtWork that I have created late in the Fall of 2014.  It was FUN to do.  Honu’s are found in Hawai’i and are starting to increase in numbers once again.  They are strictly protected and there are wonderful conservation efforts going on in the Hawaiian Islands.  I have swam with them in various beach parks back on the Big Island of Hawai’i.  They are magnificent creatures and if you ever get the chance to go to Hawai’i, it is quite the treat.  I had created this piece using mixed media such as PrismaColor Colored Pencils, Watercolors, Pastel Chalks, and Permanent Markers.  ENJOY, Kolo.Honu Art


Aloha friends, I know that has been way too long since I have shared a post with all of you.  My apologies.  I’ve been busy with work and the hustle and bustle of the holiday’s.  Anyway, moving forward.  I have created this piece of ArtWork titled Octopuses Garden.  I used a variety of materials such as Colored Pencils,Watercolors,Micron Pens, Gel Pens and also Permanent Marker.  It had taken me roughly 20 or so hours from start to completion.  Hope your 2015 is going by well thus far.  I shall hopefully post more in the future as time allows.  Enjoy!  Kolo.Octopus Garden Art