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Alessio and Marcello Bugagiar combine their talents to create paintings of exquisite beauty. “The Twins,” as they are affectionately known on Maui, conceptualize the piece together, but have distinct responsibilities on the physical work. Marcello prepares the board for Alessio to paint. Afterward, Marcello often applies the finishing touches, such as the gilt and framing.
Traditionally, one painted onto wet or dry plaster with water-based pigments, primarily tempera, but in the 1500s artists such as Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci were experimenting with the use of oils on intonaco (plaster) and copper. Once sealed, copper will not tarnish and will last forever. Several hundred immaculately preserved 400-year-old oil paintings on copperplate exist today. “We feel that through these marvelous media we are rediscovering rare techniques that make our work unique. Koa wood and copper have become the foundation of our vision and originality,” says Marcello. These treatments are a perfect marriage of the Twins’ color palette, from charming scenes of Italy, as well as their new Hawaiian themed pieces—sophistication with natural energy, quality of light, and the spirit of aloha.
Steeped in the traditions of their native Italy, the Bugagiar twins are present-day masters of their craft, linking the Italian Renaissance with modern collectors who savor a glimpse of the golden era of past masters. The Twins’ artwork can be seen at Lahaina Galleries in Wailea and on Front Street, Lahaina. They make frequent appearances at Wailea on Wednesdays in The Shops at Wailea and Friday Night Art Night in Lahaina.
“…there’s no comparison to the response I’ve received from my ads in Best Guidebook and the Dining Magazines. Nothing has been more successful in continuing to produce art sales and increasing name recognition. I can honestly say that my business is thriving because of these publications.”
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.
Nowhere do we get a better return on our advertising dollar than in your Maui and Big Island visitor publications. How do we know? Our customers tell us when they bring in the magazine pointing to our ads.
Maui has much to offer. From bustling Lahaina to the natural beauty and unblemished landscapes of Haleakala National Park and the Road to Hana, Maui truly has something for everyone. The BEST GUIDEBOOK is a wonderful resource that will help you make the most of your trip to Maui, known as the Valley Isle.
Longhi’s has been satisfying visitors for several decades and has partnered with The Best Publishing since the 1980’s. In such a competitive market it is important to know that our advertising reaches our customers in an elegant and cost-‐effective way. Their magazines and Best Guidebooks produce considerable business for both of our Maui locations.
We don't advertise in many places, but when we do, Lahaina Dining Art Shopping Magazine is always on the short list. The quality employed in these publications reflects our values and produces great results.
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.