This commissioned portrait of Caitlin, a girl from Oahu, is one of Jeffrey Robert's crayon artworks. The artist will be at the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery today. - Photo Special To West Hawaii Today  
Crayon artist comes to Kona
By Special To West Hawaii Today
Friday, March 26, 2010 8:51 AM HST
Jeffrey Robert, the "Hawaiian" crayon artist, will be performing live from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery at 75-5779 Alii Drive. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist, view his crayon artworks of hula, surfing, beachscapes and "Children in Crayon" portraits and watch him transform a crayon into a paintbrush, reinventing the idea of what can be created with an ordinary crayon.
Art enthusiasts as well as families are invited to drop by the gallery to see Robert's artwork and share their favorite memories of creating art with crayons. Robert's Signature Brand Crayon Collectibles Gift Line features the title of the artwork printed on the crayon and framed with the artwork.
Robert was featured on "Good Morning America" with his friends at Crayola for their 100th-year celebration. He grew up on Oahu but spent most of his adult life in Texas. Since returning to Oahu, he has been showing his crayon art in the Wyland Galleries. Recently, he has been spending time on the Big Island where he is sharing this new fine art genre through the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery.

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A honu swims through the water in this crayon art by Jeffrey Robert. - Photo Special To West Hawaii Today

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