Garden Showcasing Watercolor

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery presents its seventh annual watercolor show, “Celebrating Nature Through Art,” through March 30, featuring the work of Windward artist Jeanne Snell.

Snell said she finds inspiration by looking around her and sometimes from her travels. “I do portraits, too, and it’s people whose faces I like, like my granddaughters,” she added.

Her paintings are shown and owned around the island and in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing bright, transparent pigments that produce warm, colorful pieces with a hint of impressionism.

“I use very clear colors, so it makes you happy,” she said. “They’re brighter colors that you wouldn’t consider watercolors being a lot of times because they’re transparent.”

Snell went on to explain that using transparent watercolors allows her to paint layers upon layers, which changes the look and feel of the art. Yet the original color still will come through the other colors.

To learn more about Snell’s artwork, visit or call the Ho’omaluhia park office at 233-7323.