Island of Maui

Lahaina Galleries represents an exceptional collection of original paintings, prints and sculptures by many prestigious artists. Owners Jim and Nancy Killett founded the original flagship location in Lahaina in 1976; there are now three other locations (Wailea; the Big Island; and Newport Beach, CA). Jim and Nancy are celebrating 42 years at the helm of “Hawai‘i’s Fine Art Gallery.” The featured art (“Talk Story with a Turtle”) is by artist Robert Lyn Nelson, who is known worldwide as the creator of “Two Worlds,” the 1979 painting depicting life above and below the surface of the ocean. This original painting sparked a new genre of art known as Modern Marine Art. Although he is most famous for his marine art, his artistic range expands far beyond the genre. For years, Nelson has created beautiful works of art in many different styles from realism to surrealism, impressionism to cubism.

Back to Magazine