Carmen Gardner, Maui Artist
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"Carmen Gardner has two pieces in the show. The one the [Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts] foundation selected is “Kipahulu Hale,” a finely detailed rendering of an old-style home. Note the tones Gardner is able to achieve and the realistic feel of the foliage. One can almost see the palms swaying in the breeze. Gardner’s other work continues her exploration of candid portraiture. . . “96708” is a portrait of [Debbie Faborito], a friendly clerk [at Haiku Post Office]" Maui News--October 1, 2006
" . . . portrait, standout watercolor. . ." " Gardner's "Aloha from Ching Store" has captured the graciousness and welcoming manner everyone experiences from the store's proprietress. The work literally shines and immediately grabs the viewer's attention." Maui News--March 19, 2006
" The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts found a bonanza in this show, purchasing five of the 37 works [from more than 300 works submitted]. . . recipients of the [HSFCA Acquisition Award include] former actor, arts manager, Carmen Gardner for her heartfelt watercolor portrait of a master lei maker, "Roselda." Maui News-- October 23, 2005
" . . . Carmen Gardner is well-known in the performing arts on Maui as an excellent lead actress and former executive director of Maui OnStage. She is presenting a fine watercolor of a papaya tree, cleverly titled "Before the Fall." In the tradition of Robert Wagstaff, Gardner's point of view and composition make the work memorable." Maui News--September 26, 2004
Carmen’s passion lies in depicting the “essence” of Maui,
the truth and beauty that is the reality of the islands.
As a twenty five year resident of Haiku,
Carmen’s art is an “almost kama’aina’s” reflection on the “island way of life.”
She invites you to share in the experience . . .