Ken Charon has produced several extraordinary murals and is available for commissions. The one below is titled, "Ho Mai Ke Ola Hou" or "Source of Life Renew Us" and was inspired by a hike to the summit of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii and measures 17' x 9'. It is hanging in the Malia Puka O Kalani Church chapel in Hilo, Hawaii along with other murals by the artist.
Purchasing Charon's Artwork
Artists Climb up to Mauna Loa
"As We Slept" 36"x72"
Original Acrylic $2,400
The night we slept under the stars at the summit was incredible. At 13,250ft there are many more visible stars than we were used to.
Seven Big Island artists made the six day journey in 1989, and nine made the trip in 1992 and thirteen reached the summit in 1993. The location where the artists camped is at 13,250 feet above sea level. The volcano's peak is at almost 14,000 feet above sea level and is a uniquely exciting while admitedly hostile environment. Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on earth. The series of paintings by Charon done during these treks exhibit detailed realism with an electric, hyper-intense reality
Charon Attends Soviet Art Show
"Ho Mai Ke Ola Hou" or "Source of Life", (shown above) was included in the book "In the Stream of Stars, The Soviet/American Space Artbook" by William K. Hartmann, Andrei Sokolov, Ron Miller and Vitaly Myagkov, published by Workman Publishing of New York in 1990
Charon's space art has earned him a membership in the International Association for Astronomical Arts and first caught the eye of Russian artists during the "Peace Art" exhibition on Kauai in 1989.
During his many years residing in France, he did work for the French National Center for Space Studies, and also won several prizes and medals in prominent art shows.