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A leading light with his modern interpretation of classical figurative sculpture, Michael Talbot is a rare breed of artist. His bronze creations are known for their beauty and elegance, with exceptional attention to detail. Born in Staffordshire in the north of England, he completed a BA honors degree in Sculpture and then gained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Arts in London for post graduate study, winning the coveted Landseer prize in 1983. He studied further at The Sir Henry Doulton Sculpture School where he was the top student. One of Talbot’s exciting new projects is taking him away from his typical lean toward the feminine, in the form of The Royal Ballet’s Principal dancer, Edward Watson. Talbot is also to create a body of work consisting of several (yet to be defined) sculptures of Kate Moss. He is being tight lipped, but says, “I feel privileged to be working with Kate and she’s inspired me to create something a bit different and I think very special.” His work is sold mostly in Europe and at Lahaina Galleries in California and Hawai‘i (The Shops at Wailea and Front St. in Lahaina).
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Aloha and Welcome to our beautiful island of Maui. We hope you enjoy your visit. Use BEST GUIDEBOOK to discover the very best of Maui’s natural wonders, recreational activities, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and island culture.
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As a top producing real estate professional based in West Maui, I help people in a variety of ways beyond selling and buying real estate. On a daily basis, I refer to the Lahaina Dining Art & Shopping publication when directing visitors to the finest West Maui restaurants and retailers. It is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my work because I “give back” to the West Maui business community by sharing my favorite West Maui attractions to the world… all from one publication!
As a business operator, it is essential that every advertising dollar you spend is spent well, and Lahaina Dining is definitely our market niche. Building trust is an integral part of any successful business relationship, and Mikel is friendly, caring and passionate about his work.