Craig Hales Art

Waikiki at night
Posted: August 22, 2017

Some paintings take longer than others because I want to get them right. Being a self taught artist,  I get hung up sometimes on how to finish a piece or even take the next step. At that point I will put it aside and come back to it hoping it will come to me with a fresh new look later. ...
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We have a new website!
Posted: August 11, 2017

I am very excited to announce that we have a new website!!!  Brett Neville at Cape Fear Design did a great job for us.  The website is very user friendly and has a link to our online store.   New art will be added to the Gallery and Store along with weekly blogs.  Topics will focus on new art in ...
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Autumn with Topsail
Posted: October 17, 2014

We are really excited to be participating in Autumn with Topsail this year! The weather is perfect and we are feeling so blessed to be living at the beach this week during our transition to a new home. We hope to see lots of familiar faces and meet many more people at this 2-day festival, October 18 & 19. Come ...
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Art Show featuring Craig Hales Art
Posted: September 8, 2014

Please join us this Thursday, September 11 to see Craig’s paintings featured at Annex Surf Supply in Wrightsville Beach. Featured works will be surf breaks of North Carolina, other waves, oceanscapes, landscapes, and a painting in tribute to Buttons Kaluhiokalani. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served during this drop-in event from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Invite your friends! Annex ...
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How Long Does It Take?
Posted: June 28, 2014

One question Craig gets on a regular basis is “How long did it take you to paint that one?”  There’s no real easy answer to the question, because some works just easily happen in a day, and others take months.  And I could easily say years as well since he walks around the house with his paint brush adding just ...
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Come see us at Carolina Beach!
Posted: May 15, 2014

We are really excited to be participating in this year’s Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival!  It’s going to be a beautiful day for a trip to the beach and our tent will be set up at the end of Cape Fear Blvd.  (And we know you’re looking for a good excuse to get some Britt’s Donuts.)  Craig will be demonstrating ...
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Aloha Clark Takashima
Posted: April 29, 2014

Winter, who needs it.  Lets see?  Well I guess that it’s good in Hawaii.  The surf comes up.  It comes to life.  Blah, blah. Of course its true, but even in Hawaii they have to deal with life and the realities of it.  Yes Hawaii is paradise in many senses…but it is still the real world too.  Aloha is beautiful ...
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Buttons was Aloha.
Posted: November 5, 2013

Little did I know when I began the last post that it would take this turn. This post is a continuation of the last blog with a person as an example of what Aloha means. I was only a pupil of Aloha; he was the master. Buttons was Aloha. He lived it, as many Hawaiians do. I understand that now. ...
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