Wai’ilio Whales by Richard Fields
Maui artist Richard Fields moved to Hawaii in 1971 from Whittier, California. A master of realism, Mr. Fields combines acrylic paint, colored pencil and airbrush to achieve a highly detailed image filled with light, shadow, texture and dramatic atmospheric effect. Mr. Fields creates from the farthest background to the most immediate foreground, applying his paint and pencil in layers. Extremely thin washes of color create the illusion of distance. In contrast, his objects in the foreground, whether plants or animals, stand in brilliant relief and seem to possess a magical, lifelike quality.
He prefers to paint multi-panel panoramic landscapes including beaches, seascapes, forests and mountain scenes. He lives and works from his home studio on the slopes of Haleakala, the famous Maui volcano.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.