Miranda Moss

From an early age, drawing, coloring or using that little tin of water colors (with that awful brush) has been a source of pure pleasure for me. A piece of white paper or canvas is an irresistible challenge to capture a person, a moment or a vision. A lot of things inspire me . . . seeing how other artists interpret something gives me ideas and a challenge—can I do it that well . . . or better? Sometimes I want to do a lot of research before I paint something and other times I want to see what I can imagine . . . without any reference to reality. Just play around with beautiful colors and experiment to see what happens. When I'm in the midst of creating something that turns out better than I had imagined, I am inspired to keep going . . . it's so much fun! I love to make things that people enjoy looking at . . . so I guess, searching for what will surprise and delight both me and other people is my major inspiration. And, of course, being here on this special island with the mountains, the ocean, the colors, the air, and the serenity—all inviting me try to add to the beauty is awesome.

Wahine at Dusk
40" x 30", Oil on canvas
Anela Kai`i (Guardian Angel)
40" x 30", Oil
Beauty in Vase
36" x 24", Oil
Effervescence
24" x 30", Oil
Iridescence
30" x 40", Oil
Kauai Boquet
24" x 36", Oil
Lelani
24" x 36", Oil
Island Mood
24" x 30", Oil
Mauka Hula
40" x 30", Oil
Nani Pua—Beautiful Flower
36" x 24", Oil
Sea Goddess
34" x 30", Oil
Innocence
36" x 24", Oil
Island Mist
40" x 30", Oil
Kauai Flowers
36" x 24", Oil
Nani ~ Beautiful
40" x 30", Oil
Aloha Bouquet
30" x 24", Oil
Patterns of Kauai
6' x 8', Oil
The Garden Island
6' x 8', Oil
Makana Mau Loa—A Gift Forever
30" x 40", Oil
Napali Beauty
40" x 30", Oil on canvas
Innocence
24" x 18", Oil on canvas
Island Aloha
24" x 20", Oil on canvas
Dazzle
30" x 24", Oil on canvas
Exhilaration
24" x 24", Oil on canvas
Kauai Dreaming
36" x 48", Acrylic on Canvas