A PAIR of oil on canvas paintings of Maui landscapes, sure to please the Hawaii and Hawaiiana collector, each signed by popular artist ROBERT WEARN. The 10 1/2" by 13 1/2" works are housed in faux bamboo framing (12" by 15" as framed). Condition is excellent. One painting is dated May 10, 2005 on the reverse side. The viewer can feel the wind through the palm trees. Coconut palms are very difficult to capture accurately, but with just quick strokes, Wearn has captured the way they look in a tradewinds breeze. He must have used painter's tape to block out the unpainted portions of the canvas, giving the illusion that the paintings are on a separate piece of canvas, which they are not. On the back side of one is the original 1996 information sheet featuring a then-younger artist. Wearn's website provides a lot of biographical information and images of a number of his other works in various categories, some of the marine life pieces resembling somewhat those of Wayland. The artist was originally from North Carolina, obtaining his degree in fine art from UNC Greensboro. He moved to Maui in 1980, and has become quite well known there for his art.
Pair contemporary Hawaiian Maui landscape paintings by ROBERT WEARN