Honu Kisses

Hawaiʻi’s Green Turtle known as Honu swim into certain areas of the reef known as “Cleaning Stations” to be preened by fish in a symbiotic relationship that benefits the fish, because they eat algae and small animals off the honu, and benefits the honu as it gets its shell cleaned. The fish featured in this painting are yellow tangs lau ipala, gold eye surgeonfish kole, Moorish idol kihikihi, surgeonfish pakuʻikuiʻi, red goatfish kumu, jack crevalle papio, saddlebacked wrasse hinalea and red wrasse. Honu Kisses was largely inspired by a photograph of a sea turtle taken by Scott Hanft.



The mat is the decorative border on the outside of the actual print. Matted prints are measured by outside matte dimensions available in 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20" - fitting standard sized frames.



Full-size prints extend to the full dimensions of 8”x10”, 11x14” or 16”x20” (or equivalent square inches in the case of narrow artwork). There is no mat border, so the picture itself is larger than a matted print.


Matted and Full-Size prints come in clear protective sleeves with foam core backings.



Giclée, pronounced zhee-klay, is a French word meaning “fine spray”. Giclée are the finest quality reproductions printed on canvas then varnished with a durable protective coating. They can be stretched and framed like an original painting, and need no glass covering. Mine are sent rolled and ready for framing.


You may inquire about gallery wrap giclée, which add an extra 1-5/8" all around with the image mirrored edge. Gallery wrap giclée cost 20% more than standard giclée, and can be stretched at a frame shop near you as a contemporary option to framing.



International orders will have added postage that will be reported to buyers for approval. International shipping is typically two to three times normal shipping.


Honu Kisses

  • Original   SOLD
    Print 8x10 $29.95
    Print 11x14 $44.95
    Print 16x20 $94.95
    Giclée 9x12 $97
    Giclée 13x17 $250
    Giclée 20x26** $675
    Giclée 24x32** $895


    **indicates item a part of a Limited Edition