|150 limited edition prints,
plus 25 artist’s proofs. Image size 24” x 36” on 30” x 44” paper in 20 – 25 impressions
Hoyle’s inspiration to paint this historic river scene came from its
buildings. Their rusted tin roofs and bleached wood siding reflected an overwhelming array of
colors into the meandering Hanapepe River.
|This setting reminds Hoyle of times past, when
Hanapepe and Kekaha, Kauai had a profusion of these charming plantation buildings. Chinese and
Japanese contract laborers raised themselves out of the sugarcane fields and began flourishing as
merchants along the river here. The decline after World War II of the sugar industry and
subsequent relocation of major sea and air ports to Lihue have affected this once-bustling
Today, this rural river scene no longer exists. Progress and Mother
Nature have conspired to eliminate these structures. Hoyle, “The Keeper of the Past,” has brought
back this historical scene for us. He has given us the opportunity to relive Kauai’s rural past
through his eyes and through his expressive brush!