The Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery

Waianuenue, 2018

The Curtis Wilson Cost is proud to announce the completion of the 20" x 42" oil-on-linen painting of Rainbow Falls in Hilo entitled Waianuenue. The image is currently being reproduced on canvas in a limited edition of 444 in the sizes shown in the dropdown below. Our canvas reproductions are custom made one at a time, hand signed and numbered by the artist and available for shipping or pick-up at the Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery at the Kula Lodge, on the scenic road to Haleakala Crater.

For a limited time, collectors who order Keawala'i will receive a complimentary limited edition reproduction of the watercolor study of the piece shown below.

This year I was honored to be asked to paint three paintings of iconic Hilo landscapes for the remodeled Hilo Airport. The first one I completed was a sweeping panorama of Rainbow Falls, otherwise known as Waianuenue, which means rainbow water. When I went to visit the falls, I loved that the overlook was handsomely framed by an enormous shade tree, giving the middle ground a sense of depth and steamy atmosphere from the misting falls. While the falls itself were slightly shadowed, the top ledge of the cascade was bathed in light. Sun dapples danced in discrete areas throughout the foreground foliage. I was smitten. The other two paintings soon to be released are of Lili'uokalani Gardens and the Hilo Waterfront. I love Hilo for its sleepy preservation of the authentic Hawaii.

Available Works

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All artwork is available in many custom sizes both unframed and framed. Inquire about Waianuenue by emailing