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I remember the Kodak Hula show in Honolulu in the late 60s when there were ti leaf bedecked hula dancers in Kapiolani Park dancing for visitors. I was reminded of them while doing this painting.

In every hotel area throughout the state you will see the palm trees neatly trimmed of their lower palm fronds. The insurance companies require this to eliminate the hazard of falling palm debris.

On my last trip to Molokai I came across these lovely old Hawaiian palm trees that hadn't had their lower skirts trimmed off. The palms' fronds swayed with the breeze like a ti leaf hula skirt. From an artist's perspective, the lower fronds contain the most interesting colors, dropping into yellows and oranges as they descend downward. It's a rare sight to see these days.

Curtis Wilson Cost

Framed Miniature Print of Hula Palms by Curtis Wilson Cost

This image is available as a Collectible Miniature Print.
Matted Miniatures are open edition prints, hand signed by the artist and framed in a beautiful 8" x 10" solid Hawaiian Koa wood frame.

Available as a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 444 of which 44 are Artist's Proofs.

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Hula Palms is available in the following sizes:

All images are available unframed, gallery wrapped, or in a 1, 3, 5, or 6 piece furniture grade solid Hawaiian Koa wood frame with either linen or silk liner. Liners come in off-white, gray, or blue. The outside framed dimensions can be calculated from the image dimensions as follows: a 1 piece frame adds 1 inch to the overall framed dimension, a 3 piece frame adds 8 inches, a 5 piece frame adds 10 inches, and a 6 piece frame adds 12 inches. Please call or email and we will be happy to provide images to help you get the perfect frame style.


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Hula Palms by Curtis Wilson Cost
Curtis Wilson Cost - Hula Palms - 2002

Hula Palms by Curtis Wilson Cost in Koa Wood Frame