About the Artist
Aloha, I am Joel P Heinz Sr. Born in Hastings, Minnesota and raised in Northern
California, I served in the Army in Vietnam. I have three sons, who still reside in
California and am blessed with five grand children. After taking early retirement, my
wife Kathy and I continue to live our dream in Maui.
In 1995, I began painting using acrylic paint on canvas. All of my art training has
come from associating with other artists and the joy of experimenting and
discovery. My favorite subject was Tropical Marine; I loved it so. When I painted the
sea and all the delightful things therein, it brought me peace; then, everything else
fell into place.
I dabbled in Egyptian art for a short time in order to work in detail, a noticeable
characteristic of most of my early work. I wanted my detailed artwork on canvas to
be clearly seen whether viewed up close or from a distance.
During 21 years prior to moving to Maui, I gained an appreciation for the Hawaiian
culture and it's primitive art. This has led to subject-matter changes in my canvas
paintings. Intrigued by the geometric designs on Polynesian tatoos and on
Hawaiian Kapa as well as the historical significance of ancient Hawaiian petroglyph
rock carvings, I began to combine these cultural icons in my paintings; and I've
even taken artist's license to create a few of my own petroglyph designs. The
acquisition of authentic Polynesian Tapa Cloth led to a creative painting frenzy that
I am still enjoying today. In fact, it has been quite some time since my brush last
After much encouragement from friends, I began sculpting some of my favorite
petroglyphs in Koa Wood, a native Hawaiian hard wood treasured for its beautiful
grain. I have also been carving in lava rock, blue rock, tumbled marble, Turkish
limestone, and fiberglass to create platforms for my koa carvings, coaster sets, and
commissioned garden decor.
Mahalo for visiting my site. Please click on any of the tabs at the top of the column
to the left to view my various works. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have
enjoyed creating it.
Paintings by Joel
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Galleries, Events, and Festivals
- Simon-Jon Gallery, Wharf Cinema Mall, Front St., Lahaina, Maui (coasters) 9
am to 9 pm (hours vary)
- Turnbull Studios and Sculpture Garden, Wailuku, HI (kapa paintings and
coasters); see Turnbull's Website for gallery days & hours
- Hana Coast Gallery, adjacent to Hotel Hana-Maui, Hana, HI (kapa paintings,
coasters), see Hana Coast's Website for gallery hours.
- Maui Hands, Hyatt Regency, Ka'anapali; Paia; Front Street, Lahaina; and
Makawao (kapa paintings, koa wood sculptures, coasters), see Maui Hands'
Website for gallery hours.
- Maui Ocean Center, Retail Store, Ma'alaea, Maui, (kapa paintings) open 9 to 5
- Hawaiian Accessories, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach next to Duke's
Restaurant, Oahu, (kapa paintings) open daily 9 am to 10 pm
- Maui Fine Arts, South Kihei Rd., Kihei, Maui, (koa wood sculpture) open daily 9
am to 9 pm
Festivals & Special Events
- Grand Wailea Resort Hotel, every other Sunday (9AM to 2PM) adjacent to the
Shops and Napua Gallery, Wailea, Maui. Call for dates..
- Maui Ocean Center, every Monday and Friday in the Maui Ocean Center
(Aquarium)'s Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit, Ma'alaea, Maui, 10AM to 4PM.
- SF Aloha Festival, annual event held each year the first weekend in August at
the San Mateo County Event Center in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area.
For further information, please check this website: PICA Website.
- George Na'ope Hula Festival, annual event held each year the third weekend of
July at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Sacramento, CA. For more info, click on
this website: the Kane Hula Website.
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Paintings by Joel
|Joel P. Heinz, Sr.
16 Laupapa Place, Haiku, HI 96708
Studio Phone (808) 575-2746
Hawaii Cell (808) 283-6901
California Cell (510) 612-8292