The beating of the pueo's wings through our tropical orchard every sunset sounds like ancient Hawaiian drums. From our mango treehouse, we hear the percussion of ocean surf hitting the rocky Puna coastline on the southeast shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. Constant trade winds turn our palm trees into graceful hula dancers. Everyday, an abundance of avocados, mangoes, bananas, and papayas fall from our trees, which we share with others in the true spirit of aloha. I am so blessed to live in this Hawaiian paradise surrounded by beauty and serenity, where nature constantly inspires my art. Living on the flanks of Kilauea, the worlds most active volcano, I am reminded daily of Madame Pele’s creative energy. It is my sincere hope that you will feel this special spirit infused into every ukulele I make.
Aloha Nui Loa,
Pandanus and palm trees on the Puna coastline
WHERE WE LIVE ......... the Big Island of Hawaii
Our home under the mango tree is energy independent using using solar photovoltaic panels for electricity and solar panels for hot water. Communication services are via satellite.
....and the tree house above. Built of solid mango, monkeypod, and koa, the tree house is nestled 25 feet above ground and serve as our office and meditation room
My wife Bonnie does most of the real work around here while I goof off
Awesome inspiration for any artist, this lapahoehoe lava from Kilauea volcano is a testament to creation itself. You can't help but feel the "mana", the power and presence of Madame Pele when you live near the world's most active volcano.
Scenes along the Hamakua Coast
Celebrating a rare day off in the pool of a four tiered water fall on the Hamakua Coast
Double Rainbow as seen from the tree house
Tree tunnel along the Red Road, Opihikao.
Maintaining the jungle keeps us busy.