Hobie Days
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 16 inches

Heliconia Dream II
Archival Batik Dye on Stretched Muslin
24 x 39 inches


Marti Wiese Rounds

Marti’s sense of color and design has become her trademark. Her watercolor batiks show her ability of mixing rich interesting jewel tones to soft pastels. She is able to capture the essence of light in her floral and landscapes as well as creates a calm presence to the viewer.

Marti also paints bold acrylics in a modernistic, semi-abstract style, emphasizing on the Hawaiian lifestyle today. For 15 years she was the fabric stylist and colorist at Honolulu’s G. Von Hamm Textiles with a talented art department and felt too intimidated to try her hand at painting. When she left to become Hilo Hattie’s first art director in 1994 she discovered a talent in painting such lovely florals.

Today she has her own company known as Art Directions. The company merchandises her art, does custom projects with interior designers and corporate clients, creates textile designs, and does home staging and decorating services. Her textile prints are often custom designed for hotel and restaurant uniforms and many have been part of garment manufacturer collections for years.

Marti has won several awards in juried art shows and is best known for her annual breathtaking exhibits at Kaneohe’s Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu. Her paintings have been reproduced on calendars, cards, t-shirts, mouse pads, coasters, wine and tote bags, and women’s silk apparel. She was raised in Honolulu and currently resides in Kailua’s lush Maunawili Valley on Oahu.

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens
Annually 1998-2019
Jaron’s Kailua, March 1998
Ruth Chris Steak House, February – June 1999
Assaggio’s Restaurant Kailua
March 2015, March 2016, December 2017, 2018, 2019
Kalapawai Deli and Café, March 2019

Group Exhibitions

Windward Artists Guild Member Show, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens
October 1997, annually to 2019
Windward Artists Guild Open Shows
April 1999, Amfac Towers, Honolulu
April 2000, 2001, Honolulu Hale, Honolulu
March 2003, 2005,2009, 2012, 2018, Pauahi Tower, Honolulu
April 2002, 2004,2008, 2010, 2013, 1132 Bishop, Honolulu
Association of Hawaii Artists
August 2007,2008, 2009, 2012, Honolulu Hale
Carter Black and Friends
March 2011, Pauahi Towers, Honolulu
Oahu Open Studios Exhibit
August 2017, Pauahi Tower, Honolulu

Publications & Reviews

Midweek, September 2012, Kailua’s Artist’s Unique Snapshots: From Beach Days to Elvis

Midweek, September 2017, Marti Wiese Rounds—A Cover Girl that No One Sees

Hawaii Wellness Directory Magazine, January-June 2015, Cover

Awards & Nominations

3rd Place, Windward Artists Guild, October 2002
Honorable Mention, Association of Hawaii Artists, August 2008
2nd Place, Windward Artists Guild, March 2012
2nd Place, Windward Artists Guild, April 2013
Honorable Mention, Windward Artists Guild 2020 Online Show: 60 Years of WAG

Bodies of Work

Retro Hawaii Series, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Hotel—Diamond Head Tower, Honolulu

Represented by Iolani Palace Gift Shop, Honolulu