Punky Aloha Studio is the illustration studio of Shar Tuiasoa, a freelance artist based in Kailua, Oʻahu. Shar has done murals, client work, product sales, fine art, and licensing for several large companies and is currently working on her first of two picture books as an author and illustrator for Harper Kids. More of her incredible work can be found @punkyaloha and www.punkyaloha.com.
ALOHA DE MELE
JT Ojerio is a self-taught artist that was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. JT discovered her love for drawing after suffering a sports injury that required a long recovery process. She quickly fell in love with the peace drawing gave her and continued on after her recovery with her best friend at her side, her pup Mele. Check out more of her amazing art @alohademele and www.alohademele.com.
TeAta Hiʻileimailani Gutierrez is a digital artist who was born and raised on the island of Maui. After graduating from college and becoming an officer in the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2020, she decided to start her small business: Wahine Koa. The brand's message is to empower women with aloha, and to celebrate the beauty and confidence of women. Her business was inspired by her experiences in the military along with her Hawaiian culture. More of her empowering art can be found @wahinekoa_hi and www.wahinekoa.com.
Bailey was born and raised in Maui and has always been influenced by her natural surroundings and a melting pot of diverse cultures. Her artwork and identity is constantly inspired and shaped by the people she's connected with, the places she's lived, and learning to embrace the floating feelings that come with finding a home. You can discover more of her amazing work @b.miyo_art and www.bmiyo.com.
Michi is a digital illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her art is heavily influenced from her love of surfing and female empowerment. She hopes her art can show women of all shapes, sizes, and colors that they are beautiful and strong. To check out more of her inspiring art, follow her on IG @michi_pichel_art.
Kim is an illustrator, painter, and surface designer. Her colorful, fun illustrations can be found on packaging, clothing, in magazines, and on murals throughout the world. She was born in Alaska, and moved all around the US, including Hawaii, as a child. She moved back to Hawaii in 2017 after eleven years in New York City. Find more of her joyous art @kimsielbeck and www.kimsielbeck.com.
Joanne Ho of Helo Birdie is a self taught artist from New Zealand inspired by the natural landscape around her home and painting places where we would all rather be right now. You can find her beautiful art @helobirdie_art and www.helobirdie.com.
Jo-Anne is a Scottish illustrator who recently founded Surf Coo, an accumulation of her passions for surfing and art. She has travelled and surfed all over the world throughout her 20s, and it was upon returning to her home country that Jo-Anne was able to appreciate the magic of surfing with fresh eyes. Find more of her beautiful work @surfcoo and www.surfcoo.com.
Rhi James is an independent print designer/illustrator and recently founded her own illustration company - Hebe Studio. She is originally from the UK but now lives in Australia. Her art is heavily influenced by travel and she loves being out in the sun and in the ocean. You can find more of her work on IG @hebe.studio or online www.hebe.studio.