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Kawaihae Harbor, 24″ x 30″ – by Gary Ackerman
From Ackerman, A Visual Moment, Page 75

When we were last on the Big Island of Hawaii, there is a little town called Kapa’au, where I spotted an art gallery as we drove through. We met the artist and we talked for quite a while about his work. Then we exchanged addresses.

Today, this big box came in the mail. The artist has sent a signed copy of his 250 page hardcover coffee table book full of his art.


How many art galleries have you ever stopped in and then received the artist’s book with his life’s work in it in the mail? I am honored!

Make sure that if you ever go to Hawaii, drive up to Kapa’au, where you can see Maui looming in the north on a clear day, and where Ackerman’s gallery, full of bright and inspiring paintings, is open to visitors.

If you are really lucky, you might even meet the artist.

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At the northernmost point on the Big Island of Hawaii, there is a little town called  Kapa’au, reminiscent of Julian, California. Driving through, I glanced to the right and saw a gallery with large, bright paintings. We stopped and walked in and were lucky, because the artist himself was there. He was most gracious, and we talked for quite a while about his technique and the work he was planning on doing, while looking at all his work. Whenever I see a successful artist, I always get inspired. What a life.


Afternoon Breeze – by Gary Ackerman [click for gallery]

If you visit the Big Island, make sure you stop in at Ackerman Galleries.

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