Artist Kathy Long
Waimea artist Kathy Long's pastels and black & white drawings of the people and culture of Hawaii are seen as some of the most accurate and sensitive contemporary works available today. She captures the essence of Hawaii so well that the Hawaii Visitor Bureau and Hawaiian Airlines have used her paintings and drawings to promote Hawaii as a cultural destination.
Long's images of the hula, historical events, and island life have brought her respect from both the Hawaiian community and visitors alike. During recent years she has been asked to do the official posters for major cultural events, such as for the legendary Merrie Monarch Festival, the Moku O Keawe International Festival, and Celebration of the Arts held at the Ritz Carlton, Kapalua.
"We have a big round table in the middle of the yard under the olive where my father teaches "Quality Loitering." He says he learned it from the cats. That table is often a gathering place. When one of us goes out with a cup of coffee it doesn't take many minutes before we are all out there, including the cats. We all enjoy a break and a chat in the shade of the tree surrounded by all the flowers."