artists, Jeffrey Howard Straw and Iris, his wife and inspiration,
have called the Big Island of Hawaii home for over 25 years, and
have recently relocated to Redwood Valley in Humboldt County,
Straws surround themselves with beauty and have found a unique
method to recreate some of this beauty and magnificence that is
truly magical. They have created a composit of pictures forming
lush dreamscapes and beautiful sacred imagery that allows
one to be lured and drawn into this fantasy paradise again and
again, each time to discover yet another new and previously unseen
pathway to please, delight and intrique the viewers eye.
of the imagery in these works is reflective of the lush greenery
of a tropical paradise and also the colors and beauty of the Southwest.
Through this creative process Jeffrey & Iris are able to share
this incredible vision with the world.
work has been exhibited in galleries and one man shows in Hawaii,
on the west coast and Southwest United States and can be found
in private collections around the world. The artists invite you
to own a piece of this inspired artwork for yourself.
create these beautiful works of art, the artist uses scissors
and cuts images from magazines, calendars, books and periodicals
containing high gloss, high resolution images. The cut images
are then glued to a prepared masonite board using many overlaping
images to achive the seamless effect. From this stage they are
photographed using the most up to date digital camera.The digital
process used here creates a sharp, clear enhancement of the image
no time in the creating of these works of art are the images manipulated
by any computer process. These works of art are all created by
hand by the artists.
mission statement is that we love beauty.
goal is to make this beauty that we create
to everyone who desires the uplifting
and improved fung shui of their environment and lives that beautiful
believe that everyone should be embraced and nurtured by being
surrounded by beauty. Please contact us if you think that some
of our art can help you in further achieving this goal in your