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Her work is also available at Gallery of Great Things in Waimea, Lavender Moon in Kainaliu, Dreams of Paradise in Hilo and other galleries. Children’s books by Mary Koski include: The Stowaway Fairy in Hawai‘i, The Stowaway Fairy’s Volcano Adventure, The Stowaway Fairy Goes to Japan, and Fairies in My Hat. All are available at local booksellers and Contact writer Catherine Tarleton at

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❁Continued from page 17 fascination with the subtleties of the human face and the challenging interplay of light and shadow. Working in the classical style of Flemish masters like Vermeer and Rembrandt, Koski creates light and life that seem to glow from within the painting.” Of herself, Mary says, “For years I painted still-life, beautiful objects, and portraits of dignified business men and lovely ladies. I didn’t really mean to become a painter of fairies and children, but they captured me with their innocence and charm, their delight in life and, of course, their incredible beauty. “Ultimately, I really didn’t have much choice.” ❖


Mary’s art is available for purchase at Please inquire using the contact form.

“I am in love with light. Sunlight, starlight, moonlight and that pearly silver light that comes from rain and mist. Lamplight, candlelight and firelight. The reflected light from glowing skin, the bright spot of light reflected from a flashing eye. I am in love with shadows. Warm shadows, cool shadows, luminous speaking shadows, shadows that hold mysteries and secrets, shadows that are merely a soft whisper. I only paint light and shadows, the forms they hold within come by themselves.” – Mary Koski

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