Hello! I am Mika Harmony, the artist, owner, and founder of this shop. I am originally from Maui, Hawaii but I am now painting out of my studio here in Ventura, California.
Mahalo (Thank You!)
Thank you for visiting my shop! It’s an honor to share my art with you. People spend an entire lifetime searching for things they’re passionate about, I am glad (and fortunate!) that I was able to discover mine at the tender age of 3. As a child, I realized that my passion lies in drawing and a bit of story-telling. With my vivid imagination and nurturing, supportive parents; growing up on the Hawaiian Islands filled me with the inspiration to channel the beauty of my surroundings into meaningful art.
Own A Piece of the Tropics
Growing up on Maui exposed me to a perfect climate, allowing me to explore the abundance of outdoor space to improve my craft. As a kid, the moment I realized I couldn’t eat the paint, I started to paint my favorite subjects, including the West Maui Mountains, upcountry rainbows, and tropical fish that lingered right off our home’s back steps leading to the ocean. It was an idyllic life and the sceneries surrounding me were the best subjects. I am happy all these years later I still enjoy creating art with the same wonder and excitement I felt as a child.
With my art, you get a piece of this tropical scene too. My art is an opportunity to share my energy, the tropical vibe with you. This happy, tropical energy that I’m referring to is called Aloha. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll get to own a piece of the upbeat, tropical, relaxing, Hawaiian vibe through my creations.
Sharing Aloha With All
As an artist and in the spirit of Aloha, I share a portion of the sale with several foundations. Some of the local community organizations, nonprofits, or small businesses, and other groups I support are involved in saving our oceans and animals. These include (but are not limited to) the following: Ventura County Community Foundation, Ojai Raptor Center, Surfcat Rescue, American Cancer Society of Hawai’i, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center Maui, Surfrider and Na Leo Pulama O Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion School.
Owning a piece of art speaks more about feelings than the actual physical beauty of the piece. It should be something that stirs your innermost emotions and cures a kind of longing. I invite you to take a look at my gallery and should you have questions, please send me a message.
I look forward to hearing from you, ‘Ohana!