This book erupts with the colorful collective Island artworks of Hawaii artist,
Dennis Mathewson as he shares the Hawaiian island paradise that he lives, loves and embraces.
Hawaii Made is the journey and story behind the talented artist as he grew up and was constantly inspired by the beauty he saw in the world to continuously create and paint the things that inspired and surrounded him. The collective life works of Hawaii artist are shown in this book as Dennis Mathewson shares his vision portraying the land, ocean and Island lifestyle of Hawaii though his vibrant subjects. With over 200 colorful images filling 244 pages, this will bring laughter, wonder and the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and its lifestyle. The whimsical storytelling tiki pieces bring the experience of what everyday Island life is like. The characters emulate his family, neighbors and friends. They are sure to bring a smile to all as art imitates life.
His vibrant liquid style underwater sea-life takes you to depths of the world below the surface. The islands are surrounded with wonder, color and life beyond the reach of the sandy beaches. Dive in and submerge yourself with Mathewson’s colorful marine animals as you flow along with the surge and bubbles depicted in his visionary life filled aquatic artwork.
Dennis Mathewson’s creative original and unique mixed media techniques on metal bring visual magic to the eye. His wide ranged work with aluminum, copper and other metals is a culmination of diversity derived from years of past experience. By using carving, sculpture and color with an industrial technique, the images appear to actually move under various lighting. His Island images in metal art is an evolution of a new art form that he continues to grow and develop with much more still to create and share.
Along with many pages of Mathewson’s original colorful images, he shares the story behind his art. Born as an artist and always an artist is sometimes and sometimes not. What it takes to survive to follow your dreams and paint from your heart with the desire and hope for a bright future as a professional fine artist. He also includes a step-by-step process of creating one of his originals as he shares his tricks of the trade in creating one of his metal masterpieces.
About the Artist:
Dennis Mathewson resides and paints in Honolulu, Hawaii. Travelling a lot as a boy, he also lived in Michigan, Nevada and Florida before he relocated to Hawaii in 1982 where he lives and remains till this day. He was a professional artist from an early age since 1974. A skilled pioneer in the airbrush art world since 1973 as he began his artist journey airbrushing t-shirts, cars, truck and commercial sign work. Evolving into the motorcycle mania days with custom painting over thousands of bikes where he and his staff of artists worked at the busy Cosmic Airbrush studio in Honolulu painting multiple commercial projects seen throughout the islands of Hawaii and the mainland. A master painter once considered one of the worlds “Top Guns” in the painting industry. Mathewson also a gifted speaker and instructor he has traveled the world teaching and sharing his craft with other artists and craftsman. As a skilled teacher and writer Mathewson and his work have been featured in numerous art industry trade magazine as well as his work in many hot rod and motorcycle magazines.
His fine art on metal exploded on the Hawaii gallery scene in 1999 where he now dedicates most of his time to his craft painting and creating. He has grown to become one of the top selling and successful fine artist in Hawaii. His fine artwork originals and published prints can be viewed in numerous art galleries In Hawaii and the mainland.
Dennis Mathewson art is prized and collected by thousands of avid collectors worldwide.
Mathewson also shares a passion as a scuba diver, photographer, wood carver and his love for all animals.