Hawaii nature artist Patrick Ching takes an extended ohana (family) group with kids, friends, guest artist and sometimes celebrities, on a nature adventure. They focus in on an animal like a sea turtle or a thing like a rainbow and learn about it. Then it’s back to the Arts Halau (Art House) to learn to draw and paint what they saw. The television audience is encouraged to follow along and send in their art for possible inclusion on future shows.
Little known Trivia:
In the mid 1990’s Patrick Ching and some friends filmed a pilot for a nature and art show that they planned to call “Naturally Hawaiian”. Some of the people who helped with it were musician Jerry Santos, historian Carol Silva, lifeguard Kawika Eckhart, producer Lisa Altieri and Ching’s niece Carly Vidinha. The pilot never got on the air. Now, twenty years later the show is redone and finally airs as “Patrick Ching’s Painting in Paradise.”
Patrick hopes to include all the people who participated in the initial project two decades ago to be guests on the show. Jerry Santos of Olomana music is featured in the show’s introduction and also stars in the Musical Artists episode along with Kawika Kahiapo and Kawaikapuokalani Hewett.
Ching says “The goal of the show is to get people excited about nature and their inner excellence as artists. It is geared for ohana members of all ages. Art can be a fun family experience like going to the beach.”