May 28, 2010 •
12o Dickenson Street
Join us for Art Night
and Meet Denby Freeland-Cole
Born and raised on Oahu and currently residing on Maui, Denby
Freeland-Cole’s recent works are a collection of watercolors,
mixed media paintings and kapa, which capture the light, shadow,
and rhythm of Hawaii’s plants. Her watercolors are beautifully
rendered, while the mixed media pieces are playful, capturing
the colors and essence of the flowers and leaves. Her kapa reflects
her respect for Hawaiian culture and environment through an
ancient Hawaiian medium.
Her career path has involved the arts and environment in Hawaii
including positions at the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Hawaii
Nature Center and the Maui Coastal Land Trust.
Denby’s artworks reveal her awareness of the sensitive
environment that she lives in. Her family history dates back
many generations in Hawaii, and with a lifetime of exposure
to the renowned Hawaiian landscapes of her mother, Betty Hay
Freeland, Denby has developed a unique style all her own to
share her vision of Hawaii.
She graduated from Punahou School on Oahu, earned a Bachelors
degree at the University of Washington, and her Masters degree
in Education at Heritage College, Washington. While she has
lived on the mainland and traveled extensively, including a
backpacking trip around the world, she is a “keiki o ka
aina”...child of the land.
more information or to request images of available works: clic