My name is Kukanakamelani… Kukana for short. I am an artist and writer. It’s not something I simply do… it’s who and what I am. My world is filled with color and passion and a whole lot of paint. When I’m not creating, I’m dancing the hula, creating beautiful Hawaiian feather work or hanging out with my girlfriends on the beach. Life is good and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Welcome to my world.
Growing up in the islands of Hawai’i, I was forever surrounded by spectacular beauty. As a third-generation professional artist it was only natural to want to capture that beauty in art. Since those early days of exploring my artistic ability, my travels around the world added new visions to the genre I paint. Yet, I like to think there is still a little bit of the islands in everything I do. Since I have always loved writing and expressing heartfelt emotions, pairing up my two passions was effortless and a perfect fit.
Today, I live in New Smyrna Beach Florida, just inches away from the surf of the Atlantic Ocean. My fine art can be seen in hotels and restaurants throughout Florida and now, this new direction of keepsakes filled with both passion and purpose are here for you to discover. Welcome to my world.