Aurora Kahelelani Aguirre was born and raised in Hawaii, her ancestry is a mix of
Hawaiian, Chinese, Irish, French and German. Her vibrant range of genre is influenced by her
attachment to the islands, a love for animals and sensitivity toward life’s colorful journey. Her
paintings show diversity that reflects her personality and the many passions that fuel her art.
Aguirre specializes in an original process that she discovered and developed over many
years. Her work is unique in both her approach to creating a piece and the depth of her art
when the piece is complete.
She begins a painting by pouring her mediums onto the surface rhythmically to music,
with no preconceived expectations of what she wants it to be. Once dry, she looks for shapes
and images similar to cloud watching, which she did as a child. She uses oils to further create a story. Bold ribbons of color and interesting patterns are blended with her realistic style of
painting, resulting in a unique marriage where abstract meets realism.
Aguirre’s art has been collected throughout the United States, Hawaii and Alaska.