Richard M. Howell Wood Sculptor and Oceanic Art Wood Carving Artist

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 Richard Morgan Howell
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"O Lono, Lono, Lono-ka-eho!

"O Lono, Lono, Lono-ka-eho!
Lono descended from the gods, chief of the fertile land of Nana,
Here are canoes, come aboard,
Return and dwell on green-backed Hawaii,
A land discovered in the Ocean,
Risen up out of the waves,
From the very depths of the sea,
A piece of white coral left dry in the ocean,
Caught by the hook of the fisherman,
The great fisherman of Kapaahu,
The great fisherman Kapuhe'euanu'u,
When the canoes land, come aboard,
Sail away and possess Hawaii; a land,
A land is Hawaii,
A land is Hawaii for Lonokaeho to dwell in."

Carved from Monterey Pine. 50" x 30" - 2003

O-Ka-Iwa-Kahu Hawaiian Frigate Bird Master

"O-Ka-Iwa-Kahu" (The Hawaiian Frigate Bird Master)
Old growth Raintree, commisssioned, 2009.

"Maui lifts the heavens over Kauiki"

"Maui lifts the heavens over Kauiki"
Commissioned Sculpture measuring 30"x 22"
Carved from Hawaiian Milo wood. Feb. 2004.

"Lau-ka-ieie"

"Lau-ka-ieie"
Guanacaste - 45" x 18"


"Mahimahi a me Malolo"

"Mahimahi a me Malolo"
Black Walnut - 32" x 15"


"Legend of Lapakahoe" Raintree wood carving

"Legend of Lapakahoe" Raintree wood carving

"Maui Snaring the Sun"

"Maui Snaring the Sun" (Sold)

Battle of Nuuanu Pali 1798 - Wood Carving

"Battle of Nuuanu Pali 1795"
50"X20" Commissioned sculpture, Raintree wood carving.

The Romance of Laukaieie - Wood Carving

"The Romance of Laukaieie"
84"X20" Koa wood, Commissioned piece
.

Hawaiian Legend of Kapoi - Wood Carving

"Hawaiian Legend of Kapoi"
48" x 24" Guanacaste wood carving. Commissioned piece.

"Niho-o-leki" Hawaiian Sculpture

"Niho-o-leki"
Hawaiian Sculpture measuring 64" x 30"
Carved from Hawaiian Koa Wood.
On-site carving at the Outrigger Hotel, Waikiki, Hawaii.
Nov.-Dec. 2004 - SOLD


"Maui Fishes Up The Islands"

"Maui Fishes Up The Islands"
Commissioned Sculpture measuring 55" x 30"
Carved from Hawaiian Koa Wood. April 2004.


"Maui Fishing up the Islands"

"Maui Fishing up the Islands" (Sold)

"Maui Pushing up the Heavens"

"Maui Pushing up the Heavens"

Nelayan Bhakti

"Nelayan Bhakti" 1999 in Fijian Vesi/Andaman Ebony (Sold)

"Te Araki"

"Te Araki" 19th Cent., New Zealand Maori Chieftan.
Awarded 1st place, Open Wood Carving Division, 2005 "Design in
Wood Show", Del Mar Fair, San Diego, California.

Te Araki - Men With Paddles

"Te Araki" in Fijian Monkeypod/Makassar Ebony

Niholeki

"Niho'oLeki", Hawaiian Milo Wood 2000
"Ka Lawai 'a" The Fisherman
Carved in Avocado wood.

Kane-i-Kokala

"Kane-i-Kokala", Hawaiian Milo Wood, 2000
Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
(Available for Sale)


Lapakahoe

"Lapakahoe", Hawaiian Ohai Wood, 2000 (Sold)

"Kane-i-kokala"

"Kane-i-kokala" (Sold)
Guanacaste Wood - 35" x 15"


"Kane-i-Kokala" in Hawaiian Milo 1995

"Kane-i-Kokala" in Hawaiian Milo 1995


Ka Lawai'a The Fisherman

"Ka Lawai 'a" The Fisherman
Carved in Avocado wood.


O-Ka-Iwa-Kahu Hawaiian Frigate Bird Master

"O-Ka-Iwa-Kahu" (The Hawaiian Frigate Bird Master)
Old growth Raintree, commisssioned, 2009.


Oceanic Pursuit - Wood Carving

"Oceanic Pursuit"
Perota wood, 72" overall, commissioned 2010.


The Tuna Queen - Wood Carving

"The Tuna Queen"
36" African Mahogony, commissioned piece 2010.


Niuhi - Wood Carving - Wood Carving

"Niuhi"
Stained African Mahogony, 24", commissioned 2010.


Founders of Hawaii Karaho Kenpo - Wood Carving

"Founders of Hawaii Karaho Kenpo"
African Mahogony, 48" wide. commissioned 2010.


"Blue Water Hunters" a private commission. Wood Sculpture Carving by Richard M. Howell

"Blue Water Hunters" a private commission. Second place, 2013 Design in Wood show at San Diego County Fair. Hand carved African Mahogany (66"X22")."Blue Water Hunters" a private commission. Second place, 2013 Design in Wood show at San Diego County Fair. Hand carved African Mahogany (66"X22").
"Blue Water Hunters" a private commission. Second place, 2013 Design in Wood show at San Diego County Fair. Hand carved African Mahogany (66"X22").


"Maui fishes up the Islands" Commissioned for a home on Maui Island. 40X30 inches. Guanacaste Wood Sculpture Carving by Richard M. Howell

"Maui fishes up the Islands"
Commissioned for a home on Maui Island.
It is 40X30 inches hand carved Earpod (Guanacaste) wood.


"Ri, The Siren of New Ireland Island" 30" x 22" Sculpture carved out of Guanacaste wood.

"Namaka, Hawaiian Goddess of The Sea"
30" x 22" Sculpture carved out of Guanacaste wood.
For Sale!


"The Hawaiian Legend of Kahano" Guanacaste Wood Sculpture Carving by Richard M. Howell

"The Hawaiian Legend of Kahano" as he stretches his arm to Kahiki to bring the Menehune to Oahu for works.
36"X15" carved from Guanacaste wood.
A commissioned piece going to Honolulu.

Similar hand carved sculptures upon request. Contact: Richard M. Howell.



“Family history and remembrances of the Botelho-Fontes.” Wood Sculpture Carving by Richard M. Howell

"Family history and remembrances of the Botelho-Fontes’.”
They originated on the Atlantic island of Madeira, migrating to Keeau, Hawaii in the 1880's.
Large hand carved EarPod wood 62"x 32. 
Contact: Richard M. Howell.


Maui fishes up the islands" Wood Sculpture Carving by Richard M. Howell

"Maui fishes up the islands"
40"x 24" commissioned Hawaii piece carved from 100 year old Honduras Mahogany.

Similar hand carved sculptures upon request. Contact: Richard M. Howell.



"Namaka" The Hawaiian goddess of the sea. Wood Sculpture Carving by Richard M. Howell

"Namaka" The Hawaiian goddess of the sea.
A commissioned work hand carved from Norfolk Island Pine.
Measuring 66 x 40 inches overall.
Contact: Richard M. Howell.



"Hawaiian Owl Who Sings of War" Wood Sculpture Carving by Richard M. Howell

The Hawaiian legend of "Ka Pueo Kani Kaua" (Hawaiian Owl Who Sings of War).
Hand carved, one piece of Avocado wood. Dimensions: 18"x 25"
This piece is available for purchase from the artist...
Contact: Richard M. Howell.























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