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Garry Palm

Garry Palm was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had a very typical childhood, and had many friends. His artistic talents were apparent at a very early age. He loved to look at the stamps in his collection from around the world and paint the beautiful plants, animals, birds, and dinosaurs on pages to make little books for each subject. He was five years old....

He met his future wife Cynthia while working at a local fast food restaurant as a cook, (KFC), and dated throughout his his High School and college years. They were married in 1985 and came to Hawaii for a two week Honeymoon. They were lucky enough to visit all Six Islands of Hawaii, and immediately fell in love with the tropical paradise. They could not get the Aloha spirit out of their thoughts, and decided to move to Oahu in 1987.


Garry Palm has been an artist in Hawaii for almost 35 years. His mastery of watercolors, his medium of choice, have been enjoyed by Hawaii residents and visitors from all over the world for many years. He continues to create new and exciting images from his studio on the Big Island of Hawaii. His attention to detail and the quirky humor he inserts in his paintings perfectly shows off his unique personality.


Paintings by Garry have been purchased by fans from around the world, and his work is in many private collections. Much of his time is spent working on commissions. Whether it is his vibrant Hawaiian landscapes and florals, beautiful Hawaiian women, or the fun and exciting vintage nostalgic images, Garry’s work appeals to people everywhere.

Garry’s work can be found in some of the best galleries in Hawaii, and of course on his website. He often does live painting at his galleries, and loves to introduce his work to new people, and meet the many fans of his work that come to Hawaii. He and his wife Cynthia are still teaching his art as much as possible, and he has plans for many new projects and images in the years to come.

“I truly believe this work was what I was meant to do. Even when I was young, maybe 5 or so, I knew I was going to be an artist. It was just part of me, and it still is. In some ways I still feel like that 5 year old, looking at this beautiful world and wondering how can I capture it on paper."       

                                                                                                                                                                                    Garry Palm 

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