Rolf, a practicing architect for over 35 years in the states of Hawaii and Washington, has begun to devote his full time attention to oil painting. While living and working in Hawaii for 10 years he taught at the UH as an Associate Professor in the U.H. Manoa Campus Department of Architecture. He also worked as an architect for local firms with projects on Oahu, Maui the Big Island and Tahiti.
Rolf started plein air oil painting in the year 2000 under the tutorship of William E. Elston, a landscape artist in the Pacific Northwest. Rolf is currently painting with Honolulu artist Mark N. Brown during frequent visits to Oahu.
As a painter Rolf finds the intensity of light and colors of Hawaii, in contrast with the muted colors of the Pacific Northwest to be interesting and challenging. His goal and desisre is to spend much more time plein air painting in the Islands.
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