Just received "Midnight Surf". Stunning!! Beautiful!! Valerie is just amazed at your talent. Me, too. And the frame is really special. Just fantastic!! Thanks, Al. You are special. i'm glad that I met you, and hope that you consider me a friend, as I do you. Thanks also for the layaway plan which was great!
I want to express how much Sherry and I enjoy your art. Acquiring our second work and exchanging emails with you triggered memories that I would like to share. . In the summer of 1999 I was in San Antonio for a weeklong conference. I was browsing in Wayland Galleries near the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. I found it an impressive gallery with a wide variety of works on display, well lit, and comfortable. While taking in the gallery I was approached by a gentleman who was employed there. We spoke and he asked if I heard of Al Hogue. I said that I had not. He said the gallery has a room that is designed to showcase Al Hogue’s art. He explained that Al was the master of light, how the prints are created from the original and how he spends time with each piece, highlighting, enhancing, and adding the touches that make it appear to radiate light.
The room was quite comfortable with good seating and multiple lighting controls. I don’t recall but it would not surprise me if they had sea shore sounds as part of the effect. The curator presented several of your works. With each piece he would place it on the display, lower the room lights and slowly raise the display lights. The demonstration was impressive. He placed a work called “Banyan Moon” onto the display and went into his routine of lowering the house lights and slowly raising the display lights. As I watched the lights in the huts appeared to “turn on”. As the lights increased the moon became brilliant and the waves came to life. I could see into the waves with the light of the moon radiating through the gentle breaking waves showing the green hues of the ocean. I was awed with the presentation of Banyan Moon. Toward the end of the light cycle I noticed the stars. There were stars shining in the sky perfectly offset by the darkness of space.
This was all I needed. The curator asked which piece I liked the best. I said “Banyan Moon”. He offered to ship it for me but I explained my wife needs to see this first and she would be down in 2 days. My wife is dear to me. She is also financially conservative. I spoke with her about what I saw, my experience, the emotions it stirred and I asked her to go with me to the gallery. She agreed. The first night after her arrival we went to the gallery and met with the curator. I introduced Sherry and reminded him of the display I saw two nights before. He remembered and we went straight to the display room. I asked the curator to start with Banyan Moon and he did. Sherry was as impressed as I was. The curator humored us with our requests to adjust the lighting to showcase all the various points of light that grow and glow at different light levels. He concluded by turning the lights so there was little illumination. It appeared that the inhabitants of the huts were turning down their lights for the night.
Al, we bought Banyan Moon then and there. The gallery shipped to our address. It arrived beautifully framed, which we selected, and was in perfect condition. It was several months before I could have proper lighting installed to showcase Banyan Moon. When we entertained I would invite our guests to watch how this wondrous work illuminated its own light, describing what they were seeing and what would happen and where to look as I raised and lowered the light. Everyone that viewed your work was impressed by the beauty. Some thought it was cool that the artist lives in Hawaii.
I’ve purchased other works of art over the years and I enjoy them but Banyan Moon was my first and has always been my favorite.
I also want to you know how appreciative I am for the opportunity to own one of your originals. Soft Light hangs in my home office with accent lighting. Yesterday evening I presented your Dedication to my wife. It stopped her in her tracks and this does not happen often. Her response was oh my, that is impressive and is so thoughtful that he would write a dedication to both of us citing both works. You did good Al and I do appreciate it.
Vi and Rick Eckert
You do amazing work!Thanks!
I received my new painting and it's on my wall looking fantastic! With these new peices I have 14 in total along with the other 3 originals -- now makes 4 originals. Thank you so much for creating these wonderful paintings and bringing an abundance of warmth and color into my home.
Love your new paintings, and look forward to seeing all your newest looks. Carol
I just received the paintings and the dedication; I can't tell you how happy I am; the paintings look even better than the pictures on your website; and the frames are absolutely gorgeous. I am moving around some of the art I have on my walls to give your paintings the best place. Thank you so much and Mele Kalikimaka to you and your family.
Linda and Bob Burns City: Florida, USA " Sunrise Sentinel"
The image we chose this time was "Sunrise Sentinel" it is so beautiful. We will be excited to receive it...The painting we bought first, we have had so many comments on it and I know we will on the next (two) we receive...
Linda and Bob Burns
Kelly & Walter Haiduk
City: CA USA
" Kellys Moon"
I just wanted to say it was a great pleasure to meet you at Lake Tahoe. I can't wait to have one of your paintings hanging in my living room. Like I said to you on Sunday, I am a person who does not appreciate art. But I was awestruck by your paintings. And will continue to be as time goes on. Thank you very much for showing me how to appreciate "beauty", as seen through your eyes.
While in Hawaii on Vacation we came across this beautiful painting & my boyfriend of almost 5 years bought it for me(US), mind you we were not looking to buy. The night before we came back home he took me to Waikiki and proposed. I can't wait until we get the painting, it has more meaning to me/us than anyone can imagine. We were also lucky to get the print number that also indicated the date he proposed. Beautiful work!!!
I'v enjoyed Al Hogues art for a long time.Congratulations on the recent article in Newsweek Magazine.Quite a comparision,but well deserved!I own the original"Evening In The Keys"and a print of"Sernity Bay".Let me know when your next show is in Key West.I live there part of the time.Would like to meet you there during your next show. Spencer Storie
Fall River,MA U.S.A.
If it's true that good art stirs the soul, then Al Hogue's work soothes, comforts and inspires. "The Sentinel" is a testament to an artist with talent and romantic vision, and will be a cherished possession of mine forever. Regards, R.Kirkman
City: Los Gatos,CA USA
Please let Al know that we received his "Amber Light" painting before Thanksgiving and that we loved it. We will forever cherish that night last summer we had with him. I really thought that Al was a very down-to-earth person and Jamie needed to meet an artist that was not egotistical about his art. Please let us know when he will be back in the San Francisco area again. I'd like to personally thank him for our painting.
City: Pine Mountain Club,California U.S
I Love all your work!! the paintings are soo real and so amazing!! they are the most beautiful art work ive seen in my life. I love the moon and Hawaiin scenes, or should i say Beach scenes! Thank you for your time and effort to making these magnificient pictures for us to see. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!
City: Neptune,NJ US
My Husband and I were on Vacation in Florida. We took a day and went to Key West. We went to Wyland Galleries. I really was never an Art Lover until I saw your work. You have changed my outlook on art. Thank you for the beautiful Art. I haven't purchased any but I love to admire your art work. Some day I hope to have some of your work.
Thank you again
Dave & Dot McHenry
We first saw your work at the Wyland Gallery at the Wiakoloa in 1997. My wife just stood there and stared at Nautilus Moon for the longest time. I decided to surprise her by taking her to meet you in July 1998 when you visited the Wyland Gallery in San Francisco, CA and we ended up purchasing that painting, with the original Koa wood frame we saw in Hawaii. It now graces the entryway of our home and everyone comments on it's grace and beauty. Thanks. Hope to add to our collection of one in the near future.
Costa Mesa,CA USA
I am a real fan of Al's work. He is my all time favorite artist. This web page is great and shows what a great guy Al really is and how people mean so much to his art. It was such a treat getting to meet him before we knew he was famous! That way no intimidation due to his fame. Just pure appreciation of his talent.
John & Susan Staffaroni
" Tranquil Keys"
My wife and I spent our first anniversary in the Keys this past April. We have always loved artwork but were floored by the work done by Al. It's breathtaking. We just received our original piece in the mail yesterday "Tranquil Keys" and we love it. Everytime we look at it it brings us right back to the beach which we love. I can't say enough about the staff in Key West, Chris Hermes and David Todd were great and really helped in making our decision fun and exciting. We are definitely making plans to buy more pieces in the future. Thanks Al for sharing your visions.
Ted & Nanette DeCastri
City: West Palm Beach,FL USA
Product/Service: Nautilus Moon
We just arrived back from our tenth anniversary in Key West. Our present to ourselves was Nautilus Moon. Chris in the Key West gallery was wonderful! Our whole experience was virtually perfect and we cannot wait for our new art to arrive! We are just... so... excited!
Thanks Al! And thanks Chris!
Lin & Cindy McCormack
City: Loomis,CA USA
Product/Service: Select an Image
When I discovered Banyan Moon, I was a single mom. I promised myself I would own Banyan Moon someday. (That was in 1998) I married the love of my life, Lin, in March of 2000 in Waikiki. I had to show him Banyan Moon and share with him my other love...Al's magical way of making the moon glow! Lin loved it! We received the painting as a wedding present from his mom shortly after we returned. We met Al at the Peir 39, SF gallery in June of 2000, which made us cherish our art even more! Thank you Al, for being so genuine and "real". We also love our "Guiding Light" colaboration that we purchased the day we met you. I look forward to adding to our collection.
Cindy & Jerry McCormack
Ted & Nanette DeCastri
West Palm Beach,FL US
Well, it has only been a couple months since our first purchase of Nautilus Moon and now we have our second Al Hogue masterpiece. "Diamond Moon" is beautiful and we feel priviledged to have two such awesome paintings...
Michael and Teana Shambaugh
City: Fort Shafter,HI USA
" Timeless Ocean"
We have owned "Timeless Ocean" for about a year now. It was our first art purchase and has been truly enjoyed. From the first time we saw it, we could not think of buying any other painting. Everyone who sees it cannot get over how it makes you feel like you are really there.
Fall River,MA U.S.A.
A wonderful image + great customer service + fair pricing = a satisfied client. John Scoggins(Gallery Director-Hogue Gallery of Lahaina) helped me obtain a work of art I will always enjoy. Al's paintings continue to impress, and I very much look forward to seeing his art evolve in the future. My thanks again for an efficient transaction. Regards, R.KIrkman.
City: Yorba Linda,CA United States
Product/Service: Multiple Images
It is amazing how talented Mr. Hogue is. I have two of his pieces and absolutely love them. Anyone who sees them are amazed at the beauty and quality of the art. I only wish I had an unlimited amount of space for the work.
City: Honolulu,Hawaii USA
Product/Service: Multiple Images
i am 15, turning 16 on August 16. I am not really a very artistic person. I am an athletic young woman although, when i first laid eyes on your paintings i was calmed and i was taken to this little place where all was peaceful. I asked my parents for a painting of yours for my birthday. I ha ve the perfect spot on my wall for it. I just wanted to say that i love your work.It has a soothingness to it thats wonderful.
Bob and Laurie Shinn
Product/Service: Moonlit Symphony
Our first look at Al Hogues work came on a sunny Key West afternoon on a stroll down Duval Street. We happened to walk into the Wyland Gallery to check it out. They were premiering a new artist by the name of Al Hogue. We were taken into the viewing room and had a quick history of Al s work and then we experienced a viewing of Timeless Ocean complete with gallery lighting..... We were hooked. Our first purchase back then was a framed print of Timeless Ocean and when it was delivered to us at home all of our friends and family were very impressed.
Product/Service: Volcano Moon
I'm happy to report that the painting is finally hanging on the wall. Thanks
for all your assistance and for a great painting. I truly love it.
If you ever get to the Boston area, be sure to contact me.
Thanks again for everything,
Kate & Woody
...we enjoy our beautiful Al Hogue hanging on our wall! I've told Woody my 'wish list' now includes both Volcano Moon and Moonlight Symphony! I'm sure the list will continue to grow, as you continue to create! Hopefully, we will be able to purchase our second Al Hogue in the near future!
Kate & Woody
City: Newport Beach,,CA USA
Really like the new additions!
City: Edmonto,AB USA
Al Hogues work is absolutely beautiful, gives me a feeling of peace when looking at the artwork.
City: Cebu, Philippines
Product/Service: Multiple Paintings
I am the proud owner of 3 of your beautiful paintings. Your works of art are absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for bringing peace and tranquility to my home.
Ronna & Gigi (sisters)
Company: Signal Attorney Service, Inc.
City: Long Beach,CA USA
Product/Service: Volcano Moon & Manatees
After a day's work, we enjoy the peacful feeling that awaits us at home and our Volcano Moon & Manatees.
From Volcano Moon "Hawaii" to Manatees "Florida", we've got our happy thoughts (in spite of the great challenges and uncertainty facing our beautiful nation in 2004).
We need our AL HOGUES more than ever right now. Thank you, Al, your beautiful soul shines through in your work!
City: Fall River,MA U.S.A.
Product/Service: Destiny's Light
"Destiny's Light" is testament to the work
of an artist who has found his niche with
the finest contemporary seascape painters.
Buy with confidence from this online site
without reservation - you can be assured of receiving exemplary "customer service".
This man's talent is only limited by his
imagination. Thanks Al, for an efficient
transaction. Mahalo, R.Kirkman
City: David,FL USA
I just wanted to say that I love his artwork. I went to an art gallery here in Ft Lauderdale and out of the whol building I was most impressed by his paintings.
City: San Rafael,CA USA
Product/Service: Multiple Images
I have 2 giclees and adore both
Monica & Peter H.
City: Concord,CA USA
Absolutely fascinated by Hogue's technique. We were mesmerized from the first time we saw on of his pieces at an gallery in Half Moon Bay. No other artist has captured the magical quality of the moon so well.
City: Redding,CA USA
Product/Service: Multiple Images
You have the most beautiful artwork I have seen. I collect puzzles & put them together & hang them on the wall. Yours make beautiful pictures! Keep up the wonderful work.
I really am the biggest admirer of your artwork. I own no pieces (since I am only 16) but I enjoy looking at your work on this site often. I'm a poet; and an artist, in every sense of the word, so you might not be too surprised when I say that sometimes your paintings almost "move me to tears". You are my favorite artist and I hope that you continue to paint from the heart and not for the profit. Thank you for doing what you love to do.