meet the artist

Artist Carrie Lee Brady's world is guided by the wonderfully beautiful and rugged nature of her island home of Hawaii. As a native Californian, she grew up with the sun and sea, and enjoyed an active lifestyle of diving, surfing, paddling, biking and hiking. To this day, she is continually inspired by the great outdoors.  
Carrie moved to Maui in 1980 where she received a formal education in fine art from Maui College and the Hui No'eau. Known for her Hawaiian Fish Prints, Carrie uses the traditional Japanese Gyotaku method in creating her art pieces. Gyotaku is an ancient Oriental art form in which natural impressions of fish and sea life are transferred to paper. Carrie's art is colorful, vivid and organic much like the ocean. She paints traditional Hawaiian fish prints from her home studio in Maui, Hawaii. 

rt has been such a valuable part of my life since I was a child," she says. "​
I grew up with a family of artists and thinkers who supported an atmosphere of creativity and curiosity about life." Like the traditional stories of the native Hawaiian people passed through generations, Carrie received her most valuable teachings from some of Hawaii's best-known artists including Richard Nelson, Eddie Flotte and Francesca La Rue. Carrie is constantly working on new work and new ideas. 
"Texture, color, the play of light and shadow...these are the things that catch my eye and fill my mind with inspiration," she says. "My studio is a place to work and play and I try to keep my creative process fresh and fun with lots of experimenting and continual practice." 

Carrie Lee Brady exhibits at the Four Seasons Wailea, Maui
Wednesday from 8am - 1:30pm. 

Gallery representation: Maui Crafts Guild, Paia and Maui Hands, Kaanapali + Maui Hands, Makawao