Art imitates life, which explains why paintings depict landscapes and most statues now carry smartphones. Discover other startling similarities with today's Groupon: for $75, you get $150 worth of fine art from Kimi Werner.
In her time away from free diving and spear fishing, brush maven Kimi Werner transfers her marine-based memories to canvas in the form of vibrant oil paintings. Traditional Piscean and people portraits celebrate aquatic adventures with jewel-toned palates and fluid strokes, brought to life in the sea-turtle painting Honu (prints for $20; giclée for $150). Or bedeck windowless walls in original landscapes that portray Hawaiian sunsets, seascapes, and mountains, as in the surprisingly cheerful Lonely Dock ($250 for framed original) or the impressionistic Happy Canoes, a sunny commentary on the romantic lives of paddle boats ($250 for original). Go online to check out the entire colorful collection before calling to place an order, and check out the numerous publications that have highlighted Werner's artwork and her expeditions into the briny deep.