Island Art by Noni blends the Tropics with the East
Island Art by Noni features Hawaiian and Pacific island themed tropical art and products based on the original art of longtime Kailua resident, Noni Floyd. Her art depicts Hawaiian landscapes, flora and fauna, Island scenes including tropical fruit and native Hawaiian plants.
Blending the art styles of Bali and China with that of Hawai‘i comes naturally to Noni. Noni (“little girl”) was born in Sumatra, Indonesia and grew up in Hawai‘i in a Home filled with Balinese village landscapes and Chinese silk paintings.
Working in Okinawa in the early ’70s as an Art Specialist for the Army, Noni developed a technique of staining rag paper to produce the vintage effect and look of aged silk. Several decades of working on this technique have resulted in a vintage Asian style. This blending of positive and negative space can be seen in her art which depicts Hawaiian flora and fauna and in her tropical landscapes, which are framed within Balinese foliage.
Noni Floyd resides in Lanikai on the windward side of the Island of Oahu. When she is not creating new art pieces, she enjoys leading Hatha yoga sessions at Kailua District Park.
Noni earned a Bachelor of Science degree in art education at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She then taught art to students in public and private schools for a number of years before returning to Hawai‘i. In 2006, Noni completed her master’s degree in curriculum studies through the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Currently, she is the Visual Arts Teacher at Kailua High School.
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Noni’s originals, giclée, prints, hand-painted pillows and greeting cards can be found in galleries on O‘ahu and Neighbor Islands, as well as on this Web site. Contact Noni for additional information.