G. Peine Toomalatai

Lighting the way to another plane

Gwen Peine Toomalatai's paintings are mainly a reflection of her own journey in life.  The animals and nature that are represented in the paintings are intricately connected to her personal search for meaning and the discovery of the sacred both within and without.

The light within each picture plane subtly underscores a primary focus of Toomalatai's art, which is to present the viewer with an image that is a threshold or gateway to another place--a place with the potential for self-discovery and individual interpretation.  Flor each viewer, her scenes represent a different state of mind or being, depending on the individual's personal journey and experiences.

Toomalatai finds constant inspiration in the natural world.  The beauty she reveals and recreates is a common thread woven throughout the fabric of her art.

The result of her exacting commitment is paintings that exalt the sacred beauty of nature, imparting the joy and wonder present in the world, as captured in a moment by Gwen Peine Toomalatai.

Comments — See what others have said about Gwen To'omalatai's work.


 Sacred Shine

Sacred Shine

Gwen Peine Toomalatai’s paintings inspire people of all faiths. Her luminous masterpieces exhibit a glow, touching all those who see them.
Ms. Toomalatai is a very gifted artist. I saw her work in a gallery and was very moved.
I saw several of your paintings in the Genesis Gallery. They really touched me. They brought back memories of paintings my grandparents had hanging in their home.
— Jeff Hoffman
 Land of Promise

Land of Promise

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your courage and talent.
— Victor Suifanua
I love your work.
— Ellen Ripp
 True Light Shines

True Light Shines

 
The spirituality of your work drew me to stop and look and enjoy. Thank you.
— Carla Rich
Beautiful — Intense. Colors are exquisite.
    Light of Evening

   Light of Evening

We fell in love with your work at first sight! and bought “Light of Evening” for our home. Marshall loves the sense of wonder about what was around the bend in this piece. Thank you for your beautiful art.
— Ginny & Marshall Merrifield
I saw “Lead to the Light” in the recent Creation Magazine, and think it is just beautiful...I love your colors and texture.
— Marijane
                                       Lead to the Light

                                      Lead to the Light

I saw the painting entitled “Lead to the Light” in the back of the Spring 2005 issue of Creation Illustrated magazine. It is absolutely beautiful!
All of the paintings here are breathtaking...like the way heaven looks in my mind.
— Jamie Mathis
Wow. What a beautiful painting. We received the painting right before we went out of town...and we absolutely love it!! It is hanging in the parlor, right above the piano. Thank you!
— Matt & Jen Vranes
The light in her paintings inspires people of all faiths and no faith.
— Rann Shinar
I realized that I NEED one of your beautiful paintings in my home. My girls keep asking when we will get a cow painting!
— Andrea Regis
She is a genius of color.
— Rann Shinar
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know just how pleased I am with my new painting, “The Covenant One.” I LOVE him! Yes, he was the perfect choice and his face is spectacular. I know you will miss him! It was so nice to get to know you a bit better last night. I wish you the very best of life and luck in selling your beautiful works. Thank you for sharing some of it with me. I will contact you in the very near future for the companion cow!
— Sara Lee
 Break Through Clouds

Break Through Clouds

I love your work.
— Rick Ith
Wonderful & so talented!
— Michael Murphy Galleriers