Painting at Launiupoko

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Kula artist Patti Gildersleeve works on an oil painting at Launiupoko Beach Park Tuesday morning as a surfer passes offshore. “I haven’t been over here for a long time,” Gildersleeve said. “It’s a real treat.” The Lahaina Art Society and Maui Plein Air member said the pandemic has limited her time painting outdoors. “I have pretty much been doing studio work since COVID.” She said she has been working on portraiture and is currently enrolled in a year-long online mentorship program.


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