The ‘I’iwi also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honey creeper is one of Hawaii’s most recognizable birds.Unfortunately it is facing near extinction due to habitat loss and the spread of mosquito born diseases.However these birds can still be found in high elevations of the big islands of Hawaii and have been listed as threatened under The Endangered Species Act.
This piece measures 5×7 inches and was painted with acrylic and enamel on a canvas panel. The original work can be purchased at the Volcano Art Center in Hawaii’s Volcano National Park, or on their website here.
The Hawaiian Crow or ‘Alalā is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is considered by natives to be a family god or ‘aumakua. Unfortunately it is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity!
This painting is 4″x6″ on wood with an acrylic underpainting and is enhanced with black enamel. It comes in a custom built mango frame bringing the total size to 8″x 10″. Although the original has sold canvas giclee and paper prints are still available.