About the Artist...
“Stephanie’s stunning canvases capture the essence of tropical living…”
–Kristina Anderson. Heavenly Hawaii. At Home Magazine: living with style in West Hawaii, 2007.
Stephanie Bolton, is a third generation artist, born into a very artistic family. Both maternal and paternal grandmothers were artists, her father is an architect and sculptor, and her mother (who also paints) owned and operated several professional art supply stores in the Bay Area of California. She laughs that she was…
“…born eating and breathing paint- it’s running through my veins!”
At a young age, her family relocated to the Big Island of Hawaii were she was raised on the rural Kona coast. After graduating highschool at age 16, she returned to California, to study Art at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. During which time, she was fortunate enough to TA for Art instructors at private and public high schools and work in the beautiful Reynold’s Gallery of Montecito. At 19, she was asked to sit as a juror for the Montecito Beautification Art Contest- a wonderful honor and exciting experience.
She also studied figure painting, printmaking and Renaissance Art abroad in Italy, where she worked for a distinguished Renaissance Art restorer restoring damaged frescos in a hilltop convent and participated in her first exhibition at the San Lodovico Instituto in Orvieto, Umbria. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art and returned home to Hawaii in 2002.
Stephanie has done commercial work designing embroidery for linen and garment lines, packaging labels, and company logos but predominantly does private paintings and murals for individuals.
She specializes in portraits and custom original artwork, working in acrylic, watercolor, oils, and silk. She delights in the welcome challenge of bringing the dreams of each new patron to life so that their artwork reflects their unique personal vision…
“This is your space and artwork- it should reflect your aesthetic sensibilities…that is why I really love working on custom artwork. Each one is so different and unique and such a personal experience for the one who owns it. It is such a treasure for your family to know when they inherit something like this, that grandpa didn’t just buy this art- it wouldn’t exist without him, and that makes it something truly intimate and special.”
PHOTOS by Mimi Gubser
75-5259 Mamalahoa Hwy #E
Holualoa Hawaii 96725
Born: Oakland, California 1981
2014 Hualalai Academy Art Students, featuring the artwork of Stephanie Bolton's Art students. Island Naturals, Kailua-Kona, HI.
HAWAII NEI. Public Juried Invitational Exhibit. My high school students won First Place & my Kindergarten & 2nd graders' submissions also accepted in this exhibit featuring the professional artists.
2013 BEyouTIFUL Art by Stephanie Bolton & Students. Island Naturals. Kailua-Kona, HI.
INCENSE: Art by Stephanie Bolton & Students. Island Naturals. Kailua-Kona, HI.
ART UNDER THE STARS. Waikoloa, HI. Invitational Exhibit. Featured Artist.
AMAZING WOMEN. Pasedena, CA. Invitational Exhibit.
2012 THE NOUVEAU GYPSY. Honolulu, HI. Featured Artist.
2011 UPCOUNTRY EXHIBIT. Waikoloa, HI. Public Juried Invitational exhibit. First Place.
AVOCADO FESTIVAL Keahou, HI. Invitational Exhibit.
ARTWORK BY STEPHANIE BOLTON. Kailua-Kona, HI. Invitational Solo exhibit.
THE NOUVEAU GYPSY. Kealakekua, HI. Artist Reception Invitational Solo exhibit.
2010 THE NOUVEAU GYPSY. Kailua-Kona, HI. Artist Reception Invitational Solo exhibit.
THE KONA COFFEE CONFIDENTIAL. Waikoloa, HI. Artist Reception.
THE KONA COFFEE ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION. Kailua-Kona,
Hawaii. Juried Show. (Exhibited artwork won First Place Juror's Choice award)
THE NOUVEAU GYPSY. Chinatown-Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Featured Artist.
FIRST FRIDAY - ONE NIGHT STAND. Chinatown-Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
THE COLOR RED. Waikoloa, Hawaii. Invitational.
ANNIE'S GRAND OPENING ART SHOW. Kealakekua, Hawaii. Invitational.
GINGER & KOI. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Invitational.
KOHALA COAST FINE ART. Kings' Shops Waikoloa, Hawaii. Artist Reception.
2009 KONA COFFEE ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION. Juried Show.
MANGO FESTIVAL. Keahou, Hawaii. Invitational. Juried Show.
MANA GALLERY. Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Invitational.
FIRST FRIDAY. Chinatown- Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Invitational.
AVOCADO FESTIVAL. Kealakekua, Hawaii. Featured Artist/Invitational.
2008 MAKING ART WITH YOUR KEIKI. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Key note speaker & instructor.
HAWAIIAN EXPRESSIONS. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Featured Artist. Solo/ Invitational.
DIVINE GOODS. Holualoa, Hawaii. Featured Artist. Solo Show.
THE KONA COFFEE ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL ART SHOW. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Juried Exhibition.
ART IN THE VILLAGE. Holualoa, Hawaii. Featured Artist. Invitational.
THE OFF BEAT ART MARKET, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Invitational.
THE COUNTRY ART FAIR, Volcano, Hawaii. Invitational.
2004- 2007 THE KONA COFFEE ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL ART SHOW, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Juried Exhibition.
2001 WINDOWS OF THE SOUL, Women’s center at UCSB, Santa Barbara, California. Juried Exhibition.
2000 STUDENT SHOW. Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. Juried Exhibition.
1999 SAN LODOVICO EXHIBITION. San Lodovico Convento, Orvieto, Italy. Invitational.
Daylight Mind Coffee Company by Colin Finn. 2016.
Daylight Mind Coffee Company, Waikoloa by Colin Finn. 2015.
DayLight Mind Coffee Company, Kailua-Kona by Colin Finn. 2013.
Kona Coffee Arts & Cultural Festival by The Kona Coffee Council. 2012.
Annie's Island Fresh Burgers by Annie Roesler. 2011.
Dard Roast Farm. Sponsored by Dard Aller. 2011.
Tamalyn Dallal. Sponsored by Tamalyn Dallal. 2010.
Kona Sunrise Coffee. Sponsored by Kona Sunrise Rotary Club. 2010.
Divine Goods. Sponsored by Alessandra Rupar. 2010.
Goddesses of Tea. Sponsored by Eleanor Fong. 2010.
Glory to God Ministries. Sponsored by Pastor Randy. 2010.
BookCrossing. Sponsored by BookCrossing.com. 2009.
Gathering of Eagles. Sponsored by Heavenly Hawaiian. 2009.
Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise. Sponsored by David Bateman. 2009.
Kokolulu Cancer Retreats. Sponsored by Lew Whitney, M.Ed., S.H. 2009.
Luana Farm. Sponsored by Tim Bruno. 2009.
Kona Tiki Coffee. Sponsored by Tom Poblano. 2009.
Avocado Festival, Hawaii. Sponsored by Randyl Rupar. 2009.
Sasaki Bags, Hawaii. Sponsored by Barbara Sasaki. 2008-2009.
Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee. Sponsored by David Bateman. 2008.
Kauai Travel & Leisure, Hawaii. Sponsored by owner Kanani Strickland. 2008.
The Kona Frame Shop, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Sponsered by owner Lou Ellen Lambert. 2006.
The Kona Coffee & Tea Company, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Sponsered by owners Dan and Jan Bolton. 2005.
The Timeless Gypsy, Maui & Hawaii. Sponsered by Rita Lazenby. 2003.
Britanny West Architecture and Developing, Palm Springs, California. Sponsered by Skip Goodell. 2001
Hisako, New York/Japan. 2016.
Marie Alonzo Snyder, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2015.
Anne Enea, Half Moon Bay, CA. 2015.
Dana & Jerry Adams, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2010 & 2014.
Leo Chamberlain, Kealakekua, HI. 2014.
Mona Wu, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2010, 2011, & 2014.
Julia & Eric Palmquist, Pasedena, CA. 2012.
Willow & Jean-Christophe Chang-Alleon, Honolulu, HI. 2012.
David Starfire, Honolulu, HI. 2012.
Braylene Jones, Keahou, HI. 2011.
Susan Waymire, Carmichael, CA. 2011.
Anne Reiling, Corvallis, Oregon. 2006 & 2011.
Endo Baumgartner, Switzerland. 2011.
Christie Monson, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2011.
Markus Andres, Chapel Hill, NC. 2011.
Cindy Latham, Kansas. 2011.
Val, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2011.
Dard Aller, Captain Cook, HI. 2011.
Joe Parse, Stow, MA. 2010.
Colleen & Ron, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2010.
Ken Farley, Victoria, BC. 2010.
Jodee Hummus, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2010.
Mr. Bean Kona Coffee, Holualoa, HI. 2010.
Sara Schmitt, Waikoloa, HI. 2010.
Natalie Phoenix, Oahu, HI. 2010.
Haunani Ramil, Oahu, HI. 2010.
Tara Bowman, Oahu, HI. 2010.
Kalae Kaina, Oahu, HI. 2010.
Kelly Rae Roberts, Portland, OR. 2010.
Fred Gayagas, Honolulu, HI. 2010.
Tom Poblano. Kailua-Kona, HI. 2010.
Lori & Jerry Gordon. Holualoa, HI. 2010.
Star Knutson. Kona, Hawaii. 2010.
Michael Forster. Germany. 2010.
Kaia Anderson. Kona, HI. 2010.
Mary & Patrick Tlustos, South Dakota. 2010.
Chris St. Hilaire, Los Angelos, CA. 1998 & 2010.
Richard Bates. Kealakekua, HI. 2009.
Pascal Bach. Thailand/Switzerland/Hawaii. 2009.
Christine & Scott Svieven. Kailua-Kona, HI. 2009.
Kalani. Kailua-Kona, HI. 2009.
Mimi Gubser. HI/England. 2009.
Keith Collins. Kailua-Kona, HI. 2009.
Maureen. Minnesota. 2009.
Ian & Alena Hamar. Kailua-Kona, HI. 2009.
Sharon Epps. Louisville, KY. 2009.
Jennifer Simair. Victoria, BC. Canada. 2009.
Robert & Teresa Oswald. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2009.
Vivian Bunnell. Holualoa, Hawaii. 2009.
Lew Whitney. Hawi, Hawaii. 2009.
Faith Stone. Colorado. 2009.
Amy Spence. Kamuela, Hawaii. 2008.
Kareen Forissier. Waimea, Hawaii. 2008.
Lora Stephsel. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Jasmin McCracken. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Amanda Gisele. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Lisa & Scott Gilbert, Lexington, MA. 2008.
R. Olafson. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Sarah Bello, Holualoa, Hawaii. 2008.
David & Trudy Bateman, Holuloa, Hawaii. 2008.
Sashi Rajagopal, Singapore. 2008.
Lee & Elizabeth Fogle, Lexington, South Carolina. 2008.
Joy Van Bergen, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
C.W. Smith, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Rebecca Villegas, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Heather Lafi, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Victoria Yu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Holly Wisniewski, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Jessi Nurmi, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Lisa & Jeffrey Barbas. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2008.
Danny & Zulay Dominguez. Nevada. 2007.
Brooke Decker, Hawaii. 2007.
Jillanna Babb-Cheshul. Georgia. 2007.
Mishaal. Japan. 2007.
Kristina Anderson. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2007.
Anne Enea-Obrien. Half Moon Bay, California. 2003 & 2007.
Rose Bolton. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2005, 2006, & 2007.
Beth Lanning. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2006 & 2007.
Lyle & Kim Yeck. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2006.
Betsy Lindberg. Yakama, Washington. 2006.
Solera & Jeff Hurley. Santa Barbara, California. 2001 & 2006.
Kathleen Rosen. Beaverton, Oregon. 2006.
Janine Hanon & Ed Copeland. Bainbridge Island, Washington. 2006.
Suhaila Salimpour. Oakland, California 2006.
Dalhia Massuse. Waimea, Hawaii 2005.
Heather Thompson. Santa Barbara, California. 2005.
Alfredo Peralta. Santa Barbara, California. 2005.
John Land. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 2004.
Sandy & Jack Mills. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 2002.
Melody & Paul Fillmore. California. 2000.
Chris Heller. Seattle, Washington. 2000.
David Jay. Santa Barbara, California/ Arizona. 1999.
Marie Alonzo Snyder "The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing"
Cover Art by Stephanie Bolton, 2016.
Stephanie Bolton "Beats Antique: The Allure"
Fuse: a tribal and tribal fusion bellydance magazine, Spring 2013
Stephanie Bolton "Tres Magnifique"
Fuse: a tribal and tribal fusion bellydance magazine, Winter 2013
Carolyn Lucas-Zenk "Program Empowers Teen Girls through bellydance, art"
West Hawaii Today & The Hawaii Tribune Herald, September 17, 2012 (Front Page)
Stephanie Bolton "Bellydance is my Heart, but Roma Dance is my Soul"
Fuse: a tribal and tribal fusion bellydance magazine, Summer 2012
Stephanie Bolton "Acoustic Metal"
Fuse: a tribal and tribal fusion bellydance magazine, March 2012
Stephanie Bolton "No Apologies"
Fuse: a tribal and tribal fusion bellydance magazine, Oct 2011
Cover Feature: Stephanie Bolton
Mosaic Magazine, UK, Oct 2011
Elizabeth Hopkins, Cover Feature: The Art of Stephanie Bolton
Majency Magazine, UK, Oct 2011
Local Business, "Stephanie Bolton"
KeOla Magazine, May/June 2011
Artist feature & back cover art, "Stephanie Bolton"
Hawai'i Real Word Magazine, Dec 2010
Artist Spotlight, Somerset Studio Gallery Magazine, Winter 2010
Dremani Hayden-Matti, "Hawaii Painter: Stephanie Bolton"
Yallah Magazine, Winter 2010
Stephanie Bolton "The Nouveau Gypsy"
Zaghareet Magazine, Nov/Dec 2010
kSea, "Stephanie Bolton: A Dancer Painting Dancers"
CultureFlux Magazine, September 2010
Shantel Grace, "Velvet Underground"
Honolulu Weekly; Hot Picks, Sept. 29- Oct.5 2010
"Oahu Event Features Bolton"
West Hawaii Today; ARTS Friday, October 24, 2010
Stephanie Bolton "Citizen of the World"
Zaghareet Magazine, Sept/October 2010
"Art", Fuse; A Tribal and Tribal Fusion BellyDance Magazine. September 2010 *debut issue*
Fouad Seddik, "Exposition Stephanie Bolton: toutes les couleurs de la danse orientale"
Webzine de la Danse Orientale: Baladi.fr, September 2010
"Annie's Grand Opening includes Art Show"
West Hawaii Today: Arts, 4/23/2010
Stephanie Bolton, "Sisters of the Sea", Somerset Studio:
Paper and Mixed Media Magazine, July/August 2009.
"Bolton Unveiling Coffee Art"
West Hawaii Today: Arts, 10/31/2008
Kristina Anderson, "Sentimental Journey", At Home Magazine:
living with style in West Hawaii, August 2008.
Hadley Catalano, "Art in the Village", Big Island Weekly, July 2,2008.
Kristina Anderson, "Holualoa Showcase", At Home magazine:
living with style in West Hawaii, July 2008
Kristina Anderson, “Heavenly Hawaii”, At Home
living with style in West Hawaii,Febuary 2007.
Awards and Honors
Art Instructor. Hualalai Academy. 2013- 2014..
Artist in Residence. Kohala Coast Fine Art Gallery. 2011-2013.
Featured Artist for Kona Coffee Arts & Cultural Festival. 2012.
Second Place. Kona Coffee Label Competition. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2011. (Dard Coffee)
First Place. Upcountry Exhibit at Kohala Coast Fine Art; public juried exhibit. Waikoloa, Hawaii. 2011.
First Place. Kona Coffee Arts & Cultural Festival Juried Art Exhibition. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2010.
Second Place. Kona Coffee Label Competition. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 2009. (Luana Farms)
Artist in Residence. Divine Goods Hawaii, Holualoa, Hawaii. 2008.
Juror. The Montecito Beautification Art Exhibition, Montecito, California. 2000.
Teaching assistant. Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, California. 2000
Teaching assistant. Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara, California. 2000
Art Scholarship. Westmont College Santa Barbara, California. 1998
Art Department, Lacrosse University, Bay St. Louis, MS.
B.F.A. Magna Cum Laude, 2004
Art Department, Santa Barbara City College, Santa
Barbara, California. 2000
Art Department, Gordon College Extension, Orvieto,
Art Department, Westmont College, Santa Barbara
California. 1998- 2001
Kaloko Industrial Area
Divine Goods Hawaii
Holualoa, Hawaii USA
808 324-GOOD (4663)
Kohala Coast Fine Art
King's Shops, Waikoloa, HI USA
76-5921 Mamalahoa Highway
Holualoa, HI 96725
Annie's Island Fresh Burgers
79-7460 Hawaii Belt Rd #105, Kealakekua, HI 96750