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Eddie Giblett

Eddie Giblett


“If you can imagine it, you can create it.”


Eddie Giblett came to the islands to find his direction with art. While attending school in California, the opportunity to move to Hawaii presented itself, and he was quickly on his way to discovery. A dreamer by nature, Eddie finds that the imagination is the key element to his process when creating. “Daydreaming is one of my favorite parts as well as one of the most important parts of the process. Whenever I get stuck on a painting and I just don’t know which direction to take it, I find letting my mind drift can open a lot of doors I didn’t know were there…I can’t force myself through a painting or it will take a lot more time, energy, and paint. I try to stop myself when I recognize that I’m getting lost and unsure of the direction I’m taking a painting, and then try to lay back and allow the answers to come to me.” This “dream” philosophy radiates through Eddie’s work with his use of vibrant colors and whimsical subjects. Finding inspiration through books, fashion, and live subjects that spark his interest with unique looks, Eddie builds a dream world around this focus to bring his paintings to life. He combines fantasy with reality, and believes, “books on art history have always been an important part of how I make my paintings, not just for the techniques, but also the historical subject matter and fashions.”


Eddie aims to communicate the message, “in dreams, anything is possible. You don’t have to be asleep to dream. If you can imagine it, you can create it. The power of creation is in space and in our minds. I try to express this message by creating new images of things people haven’t seen before, and expose them to new ideas and open new doors of perception.”


You can view more of Eddie’s work by visiting his website at Eddie’s work can be viewed live at First Friday in downtown Honolulu. Show times and dates vary.

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