There is a definite glow to each painting, and each has an
immediacy that seems to make it spring to life from the walls
of the gallery. Many of the scenes are of streets, with people
carrying on with their daily activities, all so casual and
immediate that it is easy for the viewer to feel transported
into Whitlock’s scene.
One especially stunning painting is of the Iguazu Falls in
Argentina, entitled The Morning Mist Rises. One can almost
feel the lush greenery, hear the roar of the falling water,
and taste the fresh coolness of its spray.
This was Whitlock’s first time to these countries. “Painting
in places you’ve never been before is always an eye-opening
experience,” he said, adding: “It’s an adrenaline
Whitlock is a popular local artist who has been painting with
watercolor since 1985. He has won many awards in Hawai‘i
Watercolor Society exhibitions, and many of his paintings have
found places on the walls of local corporations and collectors.
His work can be seen regularly in galleries and art shows here
and on the mainland.
The exhibit continues through Nov. 19.