Sandal Maker, The Gentle Art
Suzie Baker, Fine Artist
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Sandal Maker, The Gentle Art

16 x 20", oil on linen panel, 2018. Available from the Artist $2600

"Island Sandals" in Lahaina, Maui, is tucked into a back niche of Wharf Shopping Center just off of Front Street. If you know my portrait work, you know I have a soft spot for distinctive looking dudes with beards. Michael was no exception.

Michael is as interesting and insightful on the inside as his shop is on the outside. He has been hand making leather sandals since the 60's and in Lahaina for 35 years. Getting to know Michael, buying a pair of his sandals and painting him at work was the highlight of my trip to Maui. Mahalo

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