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  • 10/3/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter October 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 10/2/2023 - Magic Island
    Inspiration: Painted on Location at Magic Island Marina. This image had me flirting with stronger,bolder colors, and it made it pretty intense if you got up close, but when you stepped back, it seemed to work.
  • 9/25/2023 - Oahu Market - Chinatown - 2
    Inspiration: Being half Chinese in race, my mother would take me to Chinatown in Honolulu, Hawaii to sample the food and culture. Seeing it now as a artist, Oahu's Chinatown is a great buffet for the eyes and senses!
  • 9/18/2023 - Kaiser Bowls
    Inspiration: For an artist wanting to painting at Kaiser Bowls, we pray for parking. On smaller wave days, parking is easy. To pull off the 36" x 48" original, I went a day before my class on a Friday (my class was scheduled for Saturday) which gave me time to do an accurate drawing on the canoes to get the right perspective and angle. Kaisers has so many great characteristics and great energy so it's very easy to get distracted. I pride myself on how well I paint canoes so the ultimate compliment is when Anuenue steersman of 51 Molokai'i to Oahu crossings Nappy Napolean, would say, "Looking good, Bradah!" based on a good drawing, I felt good about the painting experience.
  • 9/11/2023 - Kualoa Ranch
    Ref. No.: 18459 ** Size: 24" x 36" **
  • 9/4/2023 - Kalama Beach
    Inspiration: "Kalama Beach" is a spot where I learned to body surf. It was a time when my younger brother Kent (who is now a Lifeguard) and I would our fins, catch the bus and hope for good surf. We didn't need anything big, we were happy with a 2 feet set but it did get larger. Then we graduated to Bellows Beach.
  • 9/1/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter September 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 8/28/2023 - Three Tables At Pupukea
    Inspiration: "Three Tables" is an area I liken to the wild North Shore. It has a power to it, but it also has a quiet nature. It's a great place to chill when the other well-known areas are maxed out with people. A good place to paint.
  • 8/21/2023 - Waikiki Beach 2014 Miniature Hawaii Art Image
    Inspiration: "Waikiki Beach" has to be viewed from a distance in order for it to come together visually. It's a lot of information to put on a small canvas but I don't want to reach for a small brush. There's a lot of energy going on at the beach and using a small brush would only diffuse that power.
  • 8/14/2023 - Lanikuhonua / Koolina
    Inspiration: Painted on Location on the beach at Ko'olina with the Waianae mountains in the background midground of the rocky cove and incoming tide and a foreground of Mother and son at play.
  • 8/7/2023 - Kona Surf
    Inspiration: "Kona Surf" was inspired by Lahaina Galleries as they entertained the idea of having me work with them at their Big Island Gallery supplying paintings. They loved the painting I sent them as a sample but they decided to seek an artist who was based in the Big Island. They are a quality gallery that I hope to work with one day.
  • 8/1/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter August 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 7/31/2023 - Olapa Sandy's
    Inspiration: "Olapa Sandy's" was painted on the mid zone of Sandy Beach where surfing is permitted. Usually in the break, only bodysurfing is allowed but either way, they both get my respect. Olapa is used in Hawaiian Hula, as "in the style of" and the parade of warriors of men/boys, women/girls that take on the shore break is awesome!
  • 7/24/2023 - Kaiser Bowls By Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown
    Ref. No.: 27751 Size: 36" x 48" **
  • 7/17/2023 - 2 Man Canoe Of Color
    Inspiration: The "2 Man Canoe of Color" caught my eye as a paintable subject because it was dwarfed by all the larger racing canoes in Kailua, Oahu. Although it was smaller, it had a large presence and voice because of the space surrounding it and the other canoes were stacked visually against each other which became a blur, making the smaller one have a loud voice.
  • 7/10/2023 - Canoes At Kailua
    Inspiration: painting featured in American Savings bank calendar 2000
  • 7/4/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter July 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 7/3/2023 - Lilipuna
    Ref. No.: 27752 ** Size: 36" x 48" **
  • 6/26/2023 - Olomana Of Windward Oahu
    Size: 18" x 24" ** Inspiration: Olomana of Windward Oahu was painted from the Heiau of Kawainui marsh, because of the remoteness of this vantage point of one of Mount Olomana three peaks, I can identify with the hikers that attempt this hill.
  • 6/24/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter June 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 6/21/2023 - Haleiwa Arts Festival 2022 with Mark N Brown Photo Gallery - Hawaii, Oahu
    Thank you to all who visited our booth at the Haleiwa Art's Festival (July 2022). View photos of Mark N. Brown at Haleiwa Arts Festival selling his wonderful art. We can't wait until next year! See photos with buyers from the event.
  • 6/19/2023 - Waimanalo Canoe January 2022
    Inspiration: Painted on the beach in Waimanalo looking towards Kailua with the Mokulua Island on the horizon midground of the catamarans and foreground of a yellow Canoe sitting on a dappled sunlit beach.
  • 6/12/2023 - Colorful Cliffs Of Makapu'u
    Inspiration: As I painted Colorful Cliffs of Makapu'u, I brought it back to the studio to touch up, and of course, a painting is never done, just abandoned, so I enhanced it. To grow in your painting you have to risk ruining it.
  • 6/5/2023 - Haleiwa Harbor - 2
    Inspiration: Haleiwa Harbor is my 2nd version with this theme, that was done in the harbor. My first version became the poster for the Haleiwa Art Festival at the North Shore in 2012
  • 5/29/2023 - Kalama Beach January 2022
    Inspiration: Painted on Location at Kalama beach looking between Iron Wood Trees with dappled shadows towards Castle point with a host of beachside activities at the water's edge.
  • 5/22/2023 - Showtime At Baby Makapu'u
    Inspiration: 'Showtime At Baby Makapu'u" was painted as a demo for the Plein Air Class at the University of Hawaii Outreach College. It is a non-credit class that I have been teaching since year 2000. I do a demo from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and show my fellow artists how I would tackle the scene. I have learned so much by instructing this class. I use a good saying, "When one teaches, two learn".
  • 5/16/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter May 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 5/15/2023 - Koko Head Nocturne
    Inspiration: Koko Head was painted in full sunlight during a summer day and changed in the studio into a night painting as the moon appeared in one of the 2 sessions as I was finishing up my plein air work.There was a City & County of Honolulu maintenance crew at Kuliouou Park named Les was always an encouraging presence when he would take care of the grounds. His son was in the arts, and Les wanted to paint in my class when he retired. The fishermen would wade onto the tide pools for tako (squid) and most times reminded me of myself when I paint, like fishing was a singular pursuit.
  • 5/1/2023 - Haleiwa Beach Park
    Inspiration: Mount Ka'ala is in the background and a midground of ocean activity in the midground and a rocky cove with palm trees on either side.
  • 4/24/2023 - Chinatown Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
    The sights and sounds of Honolulu's Chinatown have inspired Mark N. Brown to create an amazing array of artwork as he paints on location. Mark captures not only the colors, sights and everyday marketplace activities of Chinatown but also the spirit of the community. Browse through his Chinatown artwork collection featuring scenes from the Chinatown area in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 4/17/2023 - Waikiki Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
    Waikiki has plenty of picturesque locations worthy of being immortalized in paintings. Mark N. Brown, Hawaii's premier Plein Air artist, has done just that. From the Queen's Beach to various Waikiki beach and surf paintings, Mark captures the beauty of Waikiki in his Waikiki Artwork Collection. Here you can see all of Mark N. Brown's artwork featuring scenes from the Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii area 96815
  • 4/10/2023 - Kakaako Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
    Inspired by the beautiful landscape within and around Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii and beyond, here is Mark N. Brown's Kakaako artwork collection. Here you can see all of Mark N. Brown's artwork featuring scenes from the Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii area 96814.
  • 4/3/2023 - Miniature Hawaii Fine Art Collection
    Everywhere he travels, Hawaii artist Mark N. Brown never ceases to stop and capture the beauty of the location he is at. From Hawaii to Seattle to Europe and beyond, Plein Air artist Mark N. Brown has created an amazing array of artworks as he paints on location. View Mark's plein-air are collection of miniature images. While the canvass is smaller in size, the stunning visuals of the landscape he chooses is by no means diminished.
  • 3/27/2023 - Kailua Hawaii Fine Art Collection - Oahu - Hawaii
    Kailua town in Windward Oahu is a popular destination that attracts tourists to it's lovely beaches and locals like Mark N Brown, to its various picturesque spots for a day of painting and inspiration. From Kailua's many beaches, hills, tidepools and local canoes, Plein Air artist Mark N. Brown captures the beauty of this small town. Browse through his collection of paintings featuring scenes from the Kailua town in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 3/20/2023 - North Shore Oahu, Hawaii Fine Art Collection
    Oahu's North Shore is not only a wonderful surfing destination, it also presents some picturesque landscapes that have inspired Mark N. Brown to create an amazing array of artwork as he paints on location. Browse through his collection featuring the lovely beaches of the North Shore (Alii Beach Park, Papailoa Beach, Pupukea and Kiawe)
  • 3/13/2023 - Hawaii Canoe / Paddling Art Collection
    Mark N. Brown loves the Canoe / Paddling community and culture in Hawaii. The Hawaiian canoe is called "wa'a" or water craft and is designed to handle the strong ocean swells. The design of the Hawaiian canoes are unique to the islands, with designs focused more on functionality and is known to have excellent workmanship. In his Canoe artwork collection, Mark N Brown captures the many canoes and beaches that he has seen while traveling around the island. From Kailua to Haleiwa, view Hawaii's canoes from the eyes of a plein air artist.
  • 3/6/2023 - Hawaii Hula Fine Art Collection- Hawaiian Hula Dance Art
    Hula illustrates the stories and history of the Hawaiian culture in dance form and is often accompanied by a song or a chant. The dancer portrays the words of the song or chant in dance form. Hawaii Plein Air artist Mark N. Brown has had the pleasure of watching many hula performances and sometimes, he even captures the beauty of the dancer's movements, costumes and message through his artwork. View some of his artworks inspired by Hawaii's iconic hula dance.
  • 3/1/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter March 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 2/27/2023 - Hawaii Fine Art - Collections of Plein Air Art Painting By Mark N. Brown
    View Mark N. Brown Plein Air art collections. Groups of plein air art painting by category. Waikiki collection, Chinatown collection, etc.
  • 2/20/2023 - Chinatown Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
    The sights and sounds of Honolulu's Chinatown have inspired Mark N. Brown to create an amazing array of artwork as he paints on location. Mark captures not only the colors, sights and everyday marketplace activities of Chinatown but also the spirit of the community. Browse through his Chinatown artwork collection featuring scenes from the Chinatown area in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 2/13/2023 - Waikiki Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
    Waikiki has plenty of picturesque locations worthy of being immortalized in paintings. Mark N. Brown, Hawaii's premier Plein Air artist, has done just that. From the Queen's Beach to various Waikiki beach and surf paintings, Mark captures the beauty of Waikiki in his Waikiki Artwork Collection. Here you can see all of Mark N. Brown's artwork featuring scenes from the Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii area 96815
  • 2/6/2023 - Kakaako Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
    Inspired by the beautiful landscape within and around Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii and beyond, here is Mark N. Brown's Kakaako artwork collection. Here you can see all of Mark N. Brown's artwork featuring scenes from the Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii area 96814.
  • 2/4/2023 - Mark N. Brown Hawaii Art Available at 2023 Punahou Carnival Art Gallery
    Mark is proud to have multiple Hawaii art images feature at the Punahou School Carnival Art Gallery. This event is one of the largest and most anticipated art shows in Hawai‘i featuring over a thousand pieces by several hundred Hawai‘i artists..INCLUDING 15 ORIGINALS FROM HAWAII ARTIST MARK N. BROWN Click on link to see great Hawaiian art available for the community.
  • 2/1/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter February 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 1/30/2023 - Punahou Paddlers
    Ref. No.: 27794 ** Size: 36" x 48" **
  • 1/23/2023 - Woman of Hula in Green
    Inspiration: Woman in green gowns dancing the hula on stage.
  • 1/16/2023 - Pounders Beach
    Inspiration: Painted on Location in Laie, on the beach of Pounders with the Windward mountains in the background turbulent surf in the midground Foreground of dappled shadows on the sand flanked by Lauhala trees.
  • 1/9/2023 - Men in Buff & Blu
    Inspiration: Seven Men of Hula in full gesture as they dance.
  • 1/2/2023 - Lanikai Point
    Inspiration: Painted on Location on Kailua Beach looking towards Lanikai point as the Mokulua Island sits on the horizon next seen is the hilltop house that sits above the Kailua boat harbor and bay with the Lifeguard tower looking over all activity.
  • 1/1/2023 - Chinatown Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
    The sights and sounds of Honolulu's Chinatown have inspired Mark N. Brown to create an amazing array of artwork as he paints on location. Mark captures not only the colors, sights and everyday marketplace activities of Chinatown but also the spirit of the community. Browse through his Chinatown artwork collection featuring scenes from the Chinatown area in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 1/1/2023 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter January 2023
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 12/26/2022 - Haiku Gardens
    Inspiration: Painted on Location at Haiku Gardens on the Windward side with the Ko'olau mountains in the background lush greenery as a backdrop to the foreground gazebo reflected into the moat of water
  • 12/19/2022 - Winter Surf At Three Tables
    Inspiration: "Winter Surf At Three Tables" was alive with crashing surf, spray and white foam. It wasn't surfable or rideable but it sure was paintable!
  • 12/12/2022 - Tamashiro Market
    Inspiration: Standing opposite of Tamashiro Market on King Street, I painted this painting in 2 sessions. I recorded all the information with my brush but I needed to enhance it in the studio. I also needed to unify by graying it, and as I did, it would age the painting or dumb it down (that's a good thing) because Tamashiro
  • 12/5/2022 - Kewalo Basin Surfer (Surfer's Off Kewalo Basin - Location: Kakaako Waterfront Park)
    Inspiration: All surfers have a favorite break and townee's talk about Kewalo Basin and what it was before. I enjoy listening to their stories as I paint.
  • 12/2/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter December 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 12/1/2022 - Waikiki Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
    Waikiki has plenty of picturesque locations worthy of being immortalized in paintings. Mark N. Brown, Hawaii's premier Plein Air artist, has done just that. From the Queen's Beach to various Waikiki beach and surf paintings, Mark captures the beauty of Waikiki in his Waikiki Artwork Collection. Here you can see all of Mark N. Brown's artwork featuring scenes from the Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii area 96815
  • 11/28/2022 - Canoes Of Kailua January
    Inspiration: Canoes of Kailua was inspired by the paddlers who train daily over the course of the 3 days that I spent on location at Kailua beach.
  • 11/21/2022 - Rainbow Bridge Jumpers
    Inspiration: "Rainbow Bridge Jumpers" caught my attention and it's a good thing I was far along on my painting before they started jumping, otherwise it would have distracted me. From where I painted, it made me feel like a judge giving them scores for more daring dives. I caught a stand up paddler going by as they were timid to go by when they were jumping.
  • 11/17/2022 - Lanikai Winter Craft Fair 2022 Featuring Hawaii Art From Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown
    The mission of the The Lanikai Craft Fair is to showcase Made in Hawaii crafts that are not readily available commercially. We strive to support upcoming and original artists and crafters
  • 11/17/2022 - "In the Elements" Plein Air Plein Air Painting Invitational Exhibition - November 15-26, 2022 @ Downtown Art Center Hawaii
    The plein air style of painting gets its name from the French phrase “en plein air,” or “outdoors,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors. With Hawaiʻi's balmy weather and breathtaking scenery, there is no shortage of inspiration for this painting style, and the groups of artists who partake in it. The exhibition opens with a third Friday reception on Friday, November 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • 11/14/2022 - Makapu'u Shorebreak
    Inspiration: Painted on Location at Makapu'u beach when the surf was big background of Makapu'u cliffs midground of roaring surf foreground of lit up rocks by waves and sun.
  • 11/9/2022 - MidWeek Features Article On Hawaii's Plein Air Artist Mark N. Brown - August 3, 2022
    Great article in MIDWEEK (August 2022 issue - Author: MaryAnne Long - Art & Stage) featuring Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown.
  • 11/7/2022 - Woman of Distinction January 2022
    Inspiration: Five Woman of Hula flanked besides each other in royal colors of as they prepare to dance.
  • 11/4/2022 - Mark N. Brown Fine Art - Plein Air Live Art Painting Photos - Mid Pacific Country Club August 2022
    Here are photos of the 30"x 40" live event painting that was donated to the premie babies and Neophytes fundraiser at Mid Pacif Country Club fundraiser
  • 11/2/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter November 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 11/2/2022 - MidWeek Features Article On Hawaii's Plein Air Artist Mark N. Brown - August 3, 2022
    Great article in MIDWEEK (August 2022 issue - Author: MaryAnne Long - Art & Stage) featuring Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown.
  • 11/1/2022 - Kakaako Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
    Inspired by the beautiful landscape within and around Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii and beyond, here is Mark N. Brown's Kakaako artwork collection. Here you can see all of Mark N. Brown's artwork featuring scenes from the Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii area 96814.
  • 10/31/2022 - Sandy Beach / Blowhole 1
    Inspiration: On the day I painted "Sandy Beach/Blowhole", the spouting waves from the blowhole was going off and even from my distance, I could feel the ebb and flow of the tide from where I stood. It was humbling to feel its power.
  • 10/24/2022 - Tongan Choir
    Inspiration: I witnessed the Tongan Choir performing at the Kapiolani Bandstand and the colors the singers wore matched the quality of their voices in unison. I did this painting from a photo reference I took.
  • 10/17/2022 - Kewalo Basin Shadows (Diamond Head From Kakaako Waterfront Park)
    Inspiration: I painted this right in front of the showers for the surfers as they paraded by after their surf session. Judging by their reactions, I think I did a good job. When they said my painting was "sick" or "bad" (surf language), I took it as a compliment.
  • 10/10/2022 - Looking Towards The Pali
    Inspiration: I painted "Looking Towards The Pali" during an overcast day and then left it in my studio. I just recently took it out and repainted it to satisfy myself of it's potential. I came away pleased.
  • 10/8/2022 - Mark N. Brown And Plein Air Art Class Students Art Available at The Heart Of Honolulu Art Festival, A Family-Friendly Block Party In Chinatown, Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Please Join Mark N. Brown And Friends At The Heart Of Honolulu Street Art Festival - Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Mark N. Brown And Plein Air Art Class Students art will be available for view/purchase.
  • 10/3/2022 - Wailua Pioneer Farms Sunflower Field
    Size: 36x48 ** Inspiration: Painting the Wailua Pioneer Farms Sunflowers was done in two sessions out of a need to capture the scene before the sunflowers wilted and were plowed under. The sunflowers only would bloom during a 3-week period and I thank Pioneer Farms and fellow artist Nani for coordinating our artist visit. Being the artist with the most experience, Nani and Linh Tang deferred to me. Should we paint up close or from far? I choose from afar, and did the mountains in the background with the Sunflowers in the mid ground. I later second guessed myself because I reasoned that the mountains would always be there, but not the Sunflowers. But when I returned for my 2 session, I got up close and personal to the Sunflowers and it all fell into place with this painting.
  • 10/1/2022 - Miniature Hawaii Fine Art Collection
    Everywhere he travels, Hawaii artist Mark N. Brown never ceases to stop and capture the beauty of the location he is at. From Hawaii to Seattle to Europe and beyond, Plein Air artist Mark N. Brown has created an amazing array of artworks as he paints on location. View Mark's plein-air are collection of miniature images. While the canvass is smaller in size, the stunning visuals of the landscape he chooses is by no means diminished.
  • 10/1/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter October 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 9/26/2022 - Sherwood Forest Waimanalo Bay
    Inspiration: Sherwood Forest was painted on location and that day the brush felt like I was conducting a symphony. The sun was bringing out the best colors and shadows were upright and strong. A nearby resident who is always a blessing when he visits is called Captain Howie. He has a good eye as he walks the beach daily and always is uplifting to visit with him and the others who come by.
  • 9/19/2022 - Queens Beach
    Inspiration: Queens is a favorite location of mine and as Oahu started to open up again, I felt the energy to take on a 48" x 60" on location. I got to the beach by 7am and everything fell into place. The weather was good and I painted nonstop until 6pm and it felt right. The best part was the onlookers that kept me company. I was tired and packed up to leave carrying a wet painting, a back pack and a smaller French easel to mix my paints on. I left behind my larger easel for a 2nd trip but just as i got to my van, a warm and friendly skateboarder dropped that off to me with a big smile. Right on!
  • 9/12/2022 - Stormy Day At Makapu'u Beach
    Inspiration: Stormy day at Makapu'u Beach was done during the worst storm that even body surfers wouldn't go out. But it was the perfect because of the energy it created for this painting inspired by the strong breaks overlooking Makapu'u Beach in Waimanalo.
  • 9/5/2022 - Kaiser Bowls
    Inspiration: Painted on Location at Kaiser Bowls with Diamond Head in the background midground of the Waikiki Ocean and Canoes in the foreground all done in a heavy impasto texture and bold bright colors.
  • 9/1/2022 - Kailua Hawaii Fine Art Collection - Oahu - Hawaii
    Kailua town in Windward Oahu is a popular destination that attracts tourists to it's lovely beaches and locals like Mark N Brown, to its various picturesque spots for a day of painting and inspiration. From Kailua's many beaches, hills, tidepools and local canoes, Plein Air artist Mark N. Brown captures the beauty of this small town. Browse through his collection of paintings featuring scenes from the Kailua town in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 9/1/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter September 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 8/29/2022 - Hula Dancers January 2021
    Inspiration: A painting that shows the multi ethic race that make up the Hula troupe. I enjoy the figure as I have been drawing from the figure since High school. It's time to revisit this series.
  • 8/22/2022 - Diamond Head Dreams (Diamond Head From Kakaako Waterfront Park)
    Inspiration: This view overlooking Diamond Head was painted as a class demo for the Plein Air art class of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College. I wanted to teach my students that there is beauty everywhere, even in a industrial area.
  • 8/15/2022 - Kailua Vista
    Inspiration: Painted on Location from Kailua beach looking towards Kaelepulu stream as your eyes go from foreground Canoes to the bridge and the background mountains of the Ko'olau's.
  • 8/8/2022 - Kaaawa Beach, Hawaii
    Inspiration: I painted "Kaaawa Beach" when the neighbor elementary school was having a excursion day there, so there was a lot of excitement in the air. The kids would call out, "Hi Mr. Artist!"
  • 8/2/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter August 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 8/1/2022 - North Shore Oahu, Hawaii Fine Art Collection
    Oahu's North Shore is not only a wonderful surfing destination, it also presents some picturesque landscapes that have inspired Mark N. Brown to create an amazing array of artwork as he paints on location. Browse through his collection featuring the lovely beaches of the North Shore (Alii Beach Park, Papailoa Beach, Pupukea and Kiawe)
  • 8/1/2022 - Showtime At Baby Makapu'u January
    Inspiration: 'Showtime At Baby Makapu'u" was painted as a demo for the Plein Air Class at the University of Hawaii Outreach College. It is a non-credit class that I have been teaching since year 2000. I do a demo from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and show my fellow artists how I would tackle the scene. I have learned so much by instructing this class. I use a good saying, "When one teaches, two learn".
  • 7/25/2022 - Waimea Bay, Hawaii
    Inspiration: "Waimea Bay" is probably the smallest version that I have done of this site. Before I used to think that the size of the painting conveyed power, but it has nothing to do with the size. It is being able to lock into the inner strength of a painting, it's mana. In the case of making sure it has strong bones (structure), value and character, I am sure big wave riders can say the same thing about the power of Waimea Bay.
  • 7/20/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter July 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 7/18/2022 - In The Shadows Of Diamond Head
    Inspiration: "In the Shadows of Diamond Head" was started as a demo for my Saturday Plein Air class with the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College, I returned another day to finish it and it caught the eyes of surfers who would check on my progress before they went out to get wet. After their surf session, they did double takes to witness the positive progress, of course,the comments were in surf talk, "that is sick" , "that is bad, awesome", "bitching", "you get 'em!", thumbs up in their eyes.
  • 7/11/2022 - Magic Island
    Inspiration: Painted on Location at Magic Island Marina. This image had me flirting with stronger,bolder colors, and it made it pretty intense if you got up close, but when you stepped back, it seemed to work.
  • 7/4/2022 - Oahu Market - Chinatown - 2
    Inspiration: Being half Chinese in race, my mother would take me to Chinatown in Honolulu, Hawaii to sample the food and culture. Seeing it now as a artist, Oahu's Chinatown is a great buffet for the eyes and senses!
  • 7/2/2022 - Hawaii Canoe / Paddling Art Collection
    Mark N. Brown loves the Canoe / Paddling community and culture in Hawaii. The Hawaiian canoe is called "wa'a" or water craft and is designed to handle the strong ocean swells. The design of the Hawaiian canoes are unique to the islands, with designs focused more on functionality and is known to have excellent workmanship. In his Canoe artwork collection, Mark N Brown captures the many canoes and beaches that he has seen while traveling around the island. From Kailua to Haleiwa, view Hawaii's canoes from the eyes of a plein air artist.
  • 6/27/2022 - Kaiser Bowls
    Inspiration: For an artist wanting to painting at Kaiser Bowls, we pray for parking. On smaller wave days, parking is easy. To pull off the 36" x 48" original, I went a day before my class on a Friday (my class was scheduled for Saturday) which gave me time to do an accurate drawing on the canoes to get the right perspective and angle. Kaisers has so many great characteristics and great energy so it's very easy to get distracted. I pride myself on how well I paint canoes so the ultimate compliment is when Anuenue steersman of 51 Molokai'i to Oahu crossings Nappy Napolean, would say, "Looking good, Bradah!" based on a good drawing, I felt good about the painting experience.
  • 6/20/2022 - Kualoa Ranch
    Ref. No.: 18459 ** Size: 24" x 36" **
  • 6/13/2022 - Kalama Beach
    Inspiration: "Kalama Beach" is a spot where I learned to body surf. It was a time when my younger brother Kent (who is now a Lifeguard) and I would our fins, catch the bus and hope for good surf. We didn't need anything big, we were happy with a 2 feet set but it did get larger. Then we graduated to Bellows Beach.
  • 6/6/2022 - Three Tables At Pupukea
    Inspiration: "Three Tables" is an area I liken to the wild North Shore. It has a power to it, but it also has a quiet nature. It's a great place to chill when the other well-known areas are maxed out with people. A good place to paint.
  • 6/3/2022 - Mark N. Brown At Haleʻiwa Arts Festival 2022
    Visual and Performing artists. Food,fun keiki activities and its Free!

    The Hale'iwa Arts Festival event activities include approximately 125 juried visual artists with original works and limited editions, both traditional and contemporary, in oil, acrylic, ceramic, photography, sculpture, watercolor, fabric, serigraphy, jewelry and glass, as well as other media. Their art will be available for viewing, browsing and purchase directly from the artists.
  • 6/1/2022 - Hawaii Hula Fine Art Collection- Hawaiian Hula Dance Art
    Hula illustrates the stories and history of the Hawaiian culture in dance form and is often accompanied by a song or a chant. The dancer portrays the words of the song or chant in dance form. Hawaii Plein Air artist Mark N. Brown has had the pleasure of watching many hula performances and sometimes, he even captures the beauty of the dancer's movements, costumes and message through his artwork. View some of his artworks inspired by Hawaii's iconic hula dance.
  • 6/1/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter June 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 5/30/2022 - Waikiki Beach 2014 Miniature Hawaii Art Image
    Inspiration: "Waikiki Beach" has to be viewed from a distance in order for it to come together visually. It's a lot of information to put on a small canvas but I don't want to reach for a small brush. There's a lot of energy going on at the beach and using a small brush would only diffuse that power.
  • 5/23/2022 - Lanikuhonua / Koolina
    Inspiration: Painted on Location on the beach at Ko'olina with the Waianae mountains in the background midground of the rocky cove and incoming tide and a foreground of Mother and son at play.
  • 5/16/2022 - Kona Surf
    Inspiration: "Kona Surf" was inspired by Lahaina Galleries as they entertained the idea of having me work with them at their Big Island Gallery supplying paintings. They loved the painting I sent them as a sample but they decided to seek an artist who was based in the Big Island. They are a quality gallery that I hope to work with one day.
  • 5/9/2022 - Olapa Sandy's
    Inspiration: "Olapa Sandy's" was painted on the mid zone of Sandy Beach where surfing is permitted. Usually in the break, only bodysurfing is allowed but either way, they both get my respect. Olapa is used in Hawaiian Hula, as "in the style of" and the parade of warriors of men/boys, women/girls that take on the shore break is awesome!
  • 5/2/2022 - Kaiser Bowls By Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown
    Ref. No.: 27751 Size: 36" x 48" **
  • 5/2/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter May 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 5/1/2022 - Hawaii Fine Art - Collections of Plein Air Art Painting By Mark N. Brown
    View Mark N. Brown Plein Air art collections. Groups of plein air art painting by category. Waikiki collection, Chinatown collection, etc.
  • 4/30/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter April 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 4/25/2022 - 2 Man Canoe Of Color
    Inspiration: The "2 Man Canoe of Color" caught my eye as a paintable subject because it was dwarfed by all the larger racing canoes in Kailua, Oahu. Although it was smaller, it had a large presence and voice because of the space surrounding it and the other canoes were stacked visually against each other which became a blur, making the smaller one have a loud voice.
  • 4/18/2022 - Canoes At Kailua
    Inspiration: painting featured in American Savings bank calendar 2000
  • 4/11/2022 - Lilipuna
    Ref. No.: 27752 ** Price: $3300 ** Size: 36" x 48" **
  • 4/4/2022 - Olomana Of Windward Oahu
    Size: 18" x 24" ** Inspiration: Olomana of Windward Oahu was painted from the Heiau of Kawainui marsh, because of the remoteness of this vantage point of one of Mount Olomana three peaks, I can identify with the hikers that attempt this hill.
  • 4/3/2022 - Mark N. Brown Art Show and Exhibit at Assaggio Italian Restaurant (Kailua) - March 14th, 2022 to July 1st, 2022
    Showing of Mark N. Brown paintings at Assagio's restaurant in Kailua at Uluniu st. (View Map). Mark is one of the few Plein Air Artists in Hawaii. Plein Air artists paint their paintings entirely outside at the site of the painting subject. He teaches this method at the University of Hawaii and his work can be seen all throughout the Hawaiian islands.
  • 4/1/2022 - Chinatown Art Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
    The sights and sounds of Honolulu's Chinatown have inspired Mark N. Brown to create an amazing array of artwork as he paints on location. Mark captures not only the colors, sights and everyday marketplace activities of Chinatown but also the spirit of the community. Browse through his Chinatown artwork collection featuring scenes from the Chinatown area in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 4/1/2022 - 15 New Hawaii Fine Art Original Images for Sale using Chunky (Impasto ) Style by Mark N. Brown
    15 beautiful new Hawaii art originals for sale by renowned Hawaii artist Mark N. Brown. I<font color="red"><b>mpasto painting</b></font> is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface in very thick layers, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture; the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas <font color="red"><b>giving a 3D effect</b></font>.
  • 4/1/2022 - Mark N. Brown Group Exhibit From Mark N. Brown Plein Air Art Class Kalapawai Deli - February 28th, 2022 to March 31st, 2022
    Showing of Group Exhibit From Mark N. Brown Plein Air Art Class Kalapawai Deli - March 14th, 2022 to July 1st, 2022. Mark is one of the few Plein Air Artists in Hawaii. Plein Air artists paint their paintings entirely outside at the site of the painting subject. He teaches this method and his work can be seen all throughout the Hawaiian islands.
  • 3/29/2022 - Mark N. Brown Art Show and Exhibit at Assaggio Italian Restaurant (Kailua) - March 14th, 2022 to July 1st, 2022
    Showing of Mark N. Brown paintings at Assagio's restaurant in Kailua at Uluniu st. (View Map). Mark is one of the few Plein Air Artists in Hawaii. Plein Air artists paint their paintings entirely outside at the site of the painting subject. He teaches this method at the University of Hawaii and his work can be seen all throughout the Hawaiian islands.
  • 3/28/2022 - Waimanalo Canoe January 2022
    Inspiration: Painted on the beach in Waimanalo looking towards Kailua with the Mokulua Island on the horizon midground of the catamarans and foreground of a yellow Canoe sitting on a dappled sunlit beach.
  • 3/21/2022 - Colorful Cliffs Of Makapu'u
    Inspiration: As I painted Colorful Cliffs of Makapu'u, I brought it back to the studio to touch up, and of course, a painting is never done, just abandoned, so I enhanced it. To grow in your painting you have to risk ruining it.
  • 3/15/2022 - Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter March 2022
    This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more...
  • 3/14/2022 - Haleiwa Harbor - 2
    Inspiration: Haleiwa Harbor is my 2nd version with this theme, that was done in the harbor. My first version became the poster for the Haleiwa Art Festival at the North Shore in 2012
  • 3/7/2022 - Kalama Beach January 2022
    Inspiration: Painted on Location at Kalama beach looking between Iron Wood Trees with dappled shadows towards Castle point with a host of beachside activities at the water's edge.


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