About the Artist

Madeleine Akira Blume is a watercolorist who’s love for art goes back as far as she can remember. Coming from a family of artists who have called Maui home since the 1980’s, she was able to see the amazing wonders of Hawaii as well as artworks from countless artists ever since she was a young child, all of which helped to inspire her to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a professional watercolorist. It was here in Maui where she fell in love with the island's warm culture and indescribably fascinating plants, animals and landscapes found nowhere else on earth that inspired her to paint. Her art is a reflection of the unique world that the islands bring you into, and with every painting, she strives to create peaceful moments of inspiration that bring the viewer back to that wonderful time and place. Through her art, she hopes to continue sharing the beauty of the Hawaiian islands in appreciation of everything to love about art and the natural world.

Home of the Wild 'I'iwi

This painting is dedicated to the native species of Hawaii. It was inspired by the forests of east Maui and its winding waterways that are adorned with cascading waterfalls as they carve their way through the Islands descending landscape to the sea, nurturing the abundant fauna all the way down. It is forests like these that use to be brimming with vibrant wild birds found nowhere else on earth. The 'I'iwi is just one of seventeen out of fifty remaining Hawaiian Honey creepers. Today, these remaining birds are the gems of the forest

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Buddha of the Sacred Garden, Maui

This painting was originally created as a commission piece for a long time friend of mine. One of her favorite places to get away and spend a peaceful afternoon near her home is the Sacred Garden of Maliko, in Makawao. The garden is an exotic oasis that lies on the edge of a gulch within the deep Makawao jungles. It is a serene collection of mesmerizing plants, from giant hanging and climbing orchids, aroids, ferns and succulents, to peaceful and inspiring artistic displays such as this graceful wooden statue of the Buddha.

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Colorful Hawaiian Rooster

This piece was made for all of those who love or are fascinated by Hawaii's unique avian friends. They say the first chickens of Hawaii appeared after some backyard coops were destroyed in a hurricane, and once they were loose, there was no stopping them from going where they pleased. Now, whether it's the beach, upcountry, or the local grocery store parking lot, these crazy colorful roosters add a pop of color wherever you go in the islands.

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Maui Pineapple

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