Native Flowers of Guam 2-piece Painting Project

I just finished a 2-piece painting project of a couple flowers that are native (or indigenous) to Guam and the Northern Marianas. The two featured are “niyoron” and “ifit,” in my artistic representation for a commissioned project. Here I show the painting process from start to finish:

Guam Art for Sale: High quality prints & more on Fine Art America

So I recently listed my artwork for sale on Fine Art America, and am now able to offer high quality prints on a variety of things like canvas, metal, cards, pillows, duvet covers, tote bags, phone cases and more. I have been going through the process of getting everything all set up, and so far, …

Saggan Kotturan Chamoru: A Chamorro Cultural Center of Arts on Guam

If you haven’t been to Saggan Kotturan Chamoru, you need to get up to this magical place asap! Located at Ipao (or Ypao) Point, the center is just up the hill from the Hilton Hotel in Tumon before the roundabout loop to Tamuning. This point is a power center that overlooks all of Tumon, and …

Guam Charter Schools Week & Young Picasso Art Contest

Guam now has two charter schools: Guahan Academy School, and iLearn Academy, and the governor recently signed a proclamation for charter schools week on Guam. As a part of the festivities, the schools held an art contest called “Young Picasso” that would award the winners art prizes as well as mentorship sessions with a local …

Guahan Napu Holds 8th Rick’s Reef Classic Surf Contest

Another Rick’s Reef Classic in the books! The 8th annual surf contest featured a high number of competitors this year, and was a fun day for the whole family. Results, as posted from the Guahan Napu Facebook Page: 2015 Rick’s Reef Classic VIII surfing, body-boarding and stand-up paddle surfing contest winners (Barrigada, Guam –– Sunday, …

Coconut Fire Goddess Painting

Soon she will have a twin sister, but for now, here is the Coconut Fire Goddess painting, a commissioned piece. This warm, rich, fiery piece will soon have a cool counterpart, a Coconut Moon Goddess sister. 11″x14″ acrylic on stretched canvas.

Jungle Rooster Time Lapse Painting Video from Start to Finish

Due to popular demand, I have painted another rooster, or “gayu” as we call them in Chamorro here on Guam. I’m sure this won’t be the last, and in fact, this might be the start of a collection of pieces to showcase in an exhibit. A rooster exhibit! Here are some photos of the piece …

I Puti’on (the Star): A Time Lapse Painting Video & Photos

Now that I’ve cleared out the big pieces from my room, I finally got to start on some long-awaited pieces. The first one on the easel is “I Puti’on” (which is Chamorro for “the Star”), a commissioned piece. I really enjoyed this one, a lot of warm and cool contrasts with metallics throughout. The Star …

Nunu Tree of Abundance Painting

Create the life you love to live! Creativity is all about where you put your attention. Your attention is the most precious thing you own, and the highest quality gift you can give to anyone or anything in your life. Give your pure and full attention to what you love, and it will grow. Let it …

Murals & Street Art on Guam

I’ve been gradually collecting and taking images of Guam’s local murals and street art, to showcase the more attractive walls and buildings on Guam. There are plenty of “eye sores” here on Guam, abandoned & dilapidated buildings, junk yards, and garbage, but I try to find the beauty instead. The art. And there is plenty …

2014 Luna Festival is in the Works ~ Save the Date!

VISIT OFFICIAL LUNA FESTIVAL PAGE HERE Hafa adai! Creative Indeed is putting together its 6th annual Luna Festival for the creative arts community on Guam. This unique event serves as a platform to showcase Guam’s diverse array of local talent and bring together the different creative disciplines of our island. The Luna Festival is a …

GAX VII ~ Guam Art Exhibit Opening Night & Talent Town Review

Oh what a night! An epic evening for the books indeed. I stole away my girl Amanda to come with me to the GAX VII (Guam Art Exhibit) opening night and the premier of the film Talent Town, a Muña Bros production. The film is a documentary  about what creative life is like for Guam’s …

Creative Spotlight: Waves Commission Painting Start to Finish

Here are photos of the process from start to finish of this commission painting I just completed. It is a beach scene, and while it isn’t a specific spot painted in its accuracy, the image was based off of a photo of some waves breaking at a particular surf spot on Guam. I gave it …

Michelle Pier: Tip of the Brush: Artist Spotlight film by James Davis

James Davis is a local filmmaker, cinematographer & director here on Guam, and he has quite the portfolio of awesome video clips. You can see his work on his Vimeo channel. I just recently finished a collaboration with him, shooting a short documentary clip on me and my artwork. After doing this project, I have …

Creative Spotlight- Earthy Spiral

Earthy Spiral” My favorite thing to paint… spirals… they are like meditation for me. This one has an earthy textured feel. 16″x20″ acrylic on stretched canvas