About the Book
I love the tropics! I was born in Thailand and lived in Asia ,and Hawai'i before settling in California. I really love island cultures, especially Hawai'i. I love the light, the smells, the colors, and the sense of space. I love the regal polynesian faces and the "in your face" colors of the flowers and the water. I truly love the light on the ocean when it's reflecting off a moody sky and the flash of dolphins and fish through the water. Those who have been, usually know what I mean, and those who are from, always have the islands in their hearts.
These paintings express my love for Hawaii and Polynesia and the places and people I've met there.
Mahalo Nui Loa Hawai'i Nei!- "Mikala" Ross
I am a fine artist and do watercolors and oils of the tropical locations I love. I am also a business consultant working in the field of small business recoveries and improvement. I am a rebel (always have been), a wife (over 30 years) a mom, (over 30 years) and a Scientologist (over 20 years) a friend (to many) and a lover of people and new places. I'm a military brat- dad was in the army. I was born in Thailand, raised in Asia, Hawaii & California. I grew up traveling in foreign lands and have loved to travel all my life. I especially adore Scotland, Hawaii, Polynesia and tropical Asia. I am extrememly interested in people and like to help. I do not abide people who make others less able or less of themselves and in general try to make the society worse off- to those people I am very alert and willing to expose. I work very hard, play with enthusiam, enjoy a beautiful beach, my family, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, cooking and hearing what someone else has to say.