Marc James Villanueva, “MJ” is a creator of contemporary mixed- media and representational abstract works on canvas and wood panel. His compositions are a fusion of color, texture and movement achieved through the application of oil/acrylic paints, crushed Pau’a seashell, recycled glass, marble dust, copper, paper & Lauhala, indigenous Hawaiian fiber.
The colorful, soothing images reveal themselves through the artist’s exploration of media and technique. Ice & Heat-fusion methods are used to create highly textured, luminescent & multi- dimensional masterpieces.
The Aquatic world & Stellar universe are his inspiration encompassing his native Hawai’i!
**Current Master-works: Nalu (Wave), Ho’omaka (Beginnings) and Na Pua (Island Flower) Collections.
MJ Villanueva was educated at the University of Hawai’i, receiving degrees in Education and Culinary Arts.
His training in food preparation taught him the importance of color and texture, as evidenced in the delicious quality of his artwork.