Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine featuring Paia Contemporary Gallery
“I live like I paint,” declares painter Al Schwartz. “Making bold moves opens doors in life.” The Tacoma-born artist takes his cues from nature, often incorporating it directly into his pieces. He applies layers of red volcanic dirt to his massive canvases, sanding them down to create arresting, colorful patinas. Schwartz took a leap in moving to Maui more than a decade ago- in all, a bold move for an abstract artist. As it turned out, Schwartz found a strong a strong niche for contemporary art on Maui, scoring spots in several juried shows and a residency at the Four Seasons Resort Maui. On the North Shore, Schwartz’s works dwell at this Paia art gallery. Launched in 2007 by Argentine artist Alejandro Goya, this jewel box of a gallery packs the sophistication and currency of its cosmopolitan counterparts.