Patrick Ching - Naturally Hawaiian Gallery
41-1025 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Hawaii's Nature artist Patrick Ching has transformed a weather-beaten gas station in Waimanalo into Naturally Hawaiian- one of the most beloved art galleries on Oahu. Naturally Hawaiian Gallery & Gifts is a friendly, yet funky place, that supports only local made items and art.
Ching opened Naturally Hawaiian in 1996 in the ruins of Charlie?s Gas Station next to Mel?s Market in the heart of Waimanalo. Since then artists, tourists and students interested in taking one of Ching?s art classes have found their way to his doorstep to shop for handmade art and share in Waimanalo?s famous country atmosphere.
Once inside, even first-time visitors feel right at home. Along the walls and tucked into corners are an assortment of books, ceramic sculptures and paintings - all with a local-kine theme. In addition to his own oil paintings of Hawaiian wildlife and landscapes are koa bowls by Larry Deluz, carved bone fish hooks by Louie the Fish and Hawaiian jewelry by Abbey Wallace designed for local tastes and pocketbooks.
Overall, the gallery has a paniolo flavor thanks to a buckboard display laden with Naturally Hawaiian t-shirts, shelves offering a collection of cowboy hats and a 100-year-old Portuguese saddle draped over a rough-hewn sawhorse.
Patrick Ching's Online GalleryAmong Ching's biggest accomplishments were the 1986 Hawaaian Telephone Phone Book Cover featuring Haley?s Comet, a one man show in Governor Waihe?e?s office in 1987, Hawaii?s first Wildlife Conservation Stamp featuring our state bird the nene (goose) and a hundred foot mural for the Salt Lake Public Library depicting the artist?s favorite historic scenes from the Salt Lake/Moanalua area.
Stopping by the Naturally Hawaiian Gallery & Gifts is well worth a ride into the country, even if it?s just to talk story with Ching and his crew.
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