Each painting on this site has a story. There is the time I spend on location translating the energy of the place into a painted image. There is the story of all I have experienced at this location, the culmination of many days over different times in my life spent at that place. There is the story of the ecology, the plants and animals that evolved to live perfectly suited to the place, and as a result, exist nowhere else on the planet, and are highly susceptible to outside threats. There is the history of the Hawaiian culture on this spot, how this land was cared for over millennia, and the history of transition since other peoples have come to Hawaii. Often, there is the story of the hands and hearts that are now restoring and caring for a place, helping it maintain its uniqueness.
Here in this blog is where I will collect those stories, and I will link them back to the paintings, sharing the layers that exist within a single painting.
Mahalo for reading, taking in the art, and as a result, also becoming a carrier of the story and a caretaker of these special places.
Maggie T Sutrov
These are the stories of where I paint.