PAINTMOUTH: Artist Kirk O’Hara creates vibrant art using unique method

  • A print of a Kirk O’Hara painting is displayed for sale at Alii Gardens Marketplace. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kirk O'Hara and his wife Sharon pose at Alii Gardens Marketplace. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A hibiscus painted on koa wood by artist Kirk O'Hara is on display for sale at Alii Gardens Marketplace. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Cards by artist Kirk O'Hara are displayed for sale at Alii Gardens Marketplace. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Skateboard decks by artist Kirk O'Hara are on display for sale at Alii Gardens Marketplace. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kirk O’Hara and his wife, Sharon, display one of his skateboard decks at Alii Gardens Marketplace. (

  • Kirk O’Hara paints on koa wood at Alii Gardens Marketplace. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Paintbrush in mouth, Kirk O’Hara positions himself at his easel at Alii Gardens Marketplace.