Betty Hay Freeland

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Waiahole by  Betty Hay Freeland - Masterpiece Online
  • Artist Name:

    Betty Hay Freeland

  • Size:19.5 X 29.5
  • Frame Size:27 X 37
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  • Medium:Oil on canvas
  • Product type:UNIQUE
  • Price:$3960.00


The painting depicts a “mauka” view into Wai?hole Valley, which is on the windward coast of the island of O'ahu. Beyond the valley are the sheer, verdant cliffs of the Ko'olau Mountains. Wai?hole itself is situated between two other prominent locations, Kahalu'u and Kualoa; it has always been known for its taro plantations and the excellent poi. Over the years, many prominent painters, such as Lloyd Sexton, Peter Hayward, Beverly Fettig, Margaret McMillan, Hiroshi Tagami, and Sachiko Takahashi, have used this lush, rustic landscape in their portfolios. Betty Freeland’s signature-style here has captured, with great coloration, shadowing, and detail, the essence of our familiarity with Wai?hole.  Here is a little story of the Roving Rembrandts, courtesy of Diana Pietsch Hewett in 2014:  “Did you ever hear the story of how they got their name? At first they were the ‘Screwy Hui’ as they drank screwdrivers when they finished painting and had their picnic lunches. They were having a benefi

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