Camile Fontaine

High above the Honolulu hustle and bustle, Miss Fontaine sips a chilled glass of rose' as she drums her pen to a distant jazz recording. "Malia", she says with a sigh, "we need to write something interesting for our new 'bio'." Malia, like most cats, doesn't answer and like most Persian cats, continues to snore peacefully on a fluffy pillow.

After 20 years of a colorful life on the beautiful Garden Island of Kauai and her little nest in the tropical rainforest of upcountry Kalaheo, Miss Fontaine finds new excitement and enjoyment in the light, space and sea breezes of Waikiki.

"Ok...back to the bio!”

BORN: 1969 Sarasota, Florida to a couple of art students
EDUCATED: in the South with all the attending eccentricities one might expect
ISLAND LIFE: Yes, fully... can reasonably be imagined to have adopted some qualities of her host culture.

“Oh! It's time for the Hawaiian word of the day- ANUENUE (uh- nooey- nooey) - means 'rainbow'...and if you think about it, really just a pretty, pretty bridge of light, illusion and color!”

“But first things first- dipping toes into the pool of creative writing. And, I guess, building colorful bridges. And painting. And cutting up vinyl mosaic pieces in my front window - to the puzzled amusement of my neighbors.”

“Sunset. ….back to the writing!”

Sunset finds our Miss Fontaine near the harbor where she is the most eager observer of all things 'nautical'. Her green eyes widen, committing to memory far more than a mere phone/camera will allow. One hand steadies the saucy, wide-brimmed hat against the ruffling trade winds and she is heard to muse, "La!" The water is like silk which records the calligraphy of characters and clouds...and all framed by these impossibly perfect palm trees!


“Aloha and mahalo for humoring my flights of fancy regarding the Maritime Obsession/Waikiki Joie de Vivre in my new painted canvases…. I believe it is already spilling over onto the parade of classic cottages and kitties, artsy wine-tasting among friends and flowers, flickering tiki torches (in full moon swirl) and the thoroughly romantic notion of stolen kisses on a tropical island!”

“Y'all are cordially invited to visit again and again my current state of art imitating life by a visit online or in person to the Palms Gallery on the South Shore of Kauai.”

❤ Camile