elan-vitalMedium: Utilizing state of the art aerospace enamel, Elan pours up to 70 layers of natural pigments and minerals infused into the enamel to capture the essence of gemstones on canvas. The enamel protects the paintings from UV rays so they can be hung in direct sunlight without concern of fading or cracking.
Technique: Elan uses special proprietary techniques—creating with life force energy—each painting comes alive with vitality. Each painting and each collection is unique; there are no two paintings alike and no limited editions or reproductions.
Inspiration: Elan finds inspiration in the natural world. You will notice the connection when you tour the Wailea Maui art gallery.

espritArt Background: Elan’s first artistic adventure upon moving to Maui was to create a life-size whale sculpture—donated to Maui’s Ecology Park, also known as Kalama Park (located on South Kihei Road, Kihei, Hawaii), the site of Maui’s annual Whale Day celebration.

Birthplace: NYC

Migration to Maui: Elan introduced himself and his art work to Hawaii in 1988. He has sold more than 5,000 original paintings to collectors from around the world, making Elan one of the top selling artists in Hawaii.

danceofthegeishaEducation: Elan discovered Leonardo Da Vinci’s renaissance diversity theory when he was only seven. DaVinci became an influential force in Elan’s life and still is to this day. Elan attended a high school for gifted students and graduated with honors, attaining an equivalency of an Associate Degree in Engineering at age seventeen.

One tour through Elan Vital’s Art Gallery will leave you in a place of awe, igniting your imagination. Elan’s gallery, located at The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, is a must see whether you are visiting or live on Maui—Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Elan Vital’s unique art work!


3 Responses

  1. Peter Steele

    My wife and I were married at Hana Bay some 25 years ago (great road trip!).
    We saw a beautiful large painting on Maui in metallic paints, looking from a cave into the ocean, with the sun either rising or setting (depending on the lighting). We always regretting not buying the painting then, but were only newly weds on a budget.
    We are on another trip in April to Maui and wonder whether Elan Vital Galleries was where we first saw the painting. Are there similar paintings now?
    Please advise
    Peter Steele

    • Dave S.

      Hi Peter. During our 9 trips to Maui between 2000 and 2011 my wife and I would always make it a point to stop by Elan’s gallery. I would be very surprised if you saw the painting you have described at Elan’s gallery. I have never seen Elan do anything other than abstract works, and I have never seen another artist’s works displayed in Elan’s galleries. If you want to spend some time checking out the Maui art scene, Lahaina has a large concentration of nice galleries. Have a great trip.

    • Lisa

      Peter, you must be referring to this one by Elan Vital. We purchased it 25 years ago among others. We are presently selling them on eBay at a fraction of what we paid. Check them out on eBay. Our eBay user name is mirgroup. Thanks for looking.


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