Welcome to Art Directions by Marti Wiese Rounds
Marti’s unique gift for color and artistry manifests itself throughout her professional career as an artist and designer. As an Asian Pacific and Hawaiian island artist and designer in Oahu, Hawaii, Marti has had the opportunity to share her creative eye and unique perspective with her audience through Art Directions. Her company provides her with a platform to retail her art while catering to custom projects including textile design, home staging and decorating services.

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In 1994, Marti discovered her innate talent for painting one-of-a-kind batik watercolors. Her experience as a colorist shows in her subtle tones and sophisticated palettes. Dazzling jewel tones are thoughtfully balanced with neutrals and soft pastels. Her pieces are dramatic enough to catch the eye, but peaceful enough to use in interiors.

Recently, she has expanded into creating semi-abstract acrylic paintings that display charming retro imagery of Hawaii. While celebrating the timeless nature of Hawaiian scenery, Marti focuses on landscapes, the ocean, beach subjects and floral inspiration. These finished pieces are offered for sale, and she also accepts custom commission work.
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For more than a decade, Marti held the position of art direction for Honolulu’s G. Von Hamm Textiles. This has given her the knowledge and expertise necessary for making decisions about colors and design for Hawaiian print designs. Eventually, this led to her transition into a more active role, which includes creating artwork for fabrics on a freelance basis. She continues to design vibrant tropical prints with a sense of refinement for many high-end industries, including some of the most prestigious hotels in Oahu.
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Home staging is a natural extension of Marti’s design aesthetic. Art Directions is part of the staging company, Alii Staged Properties, LLC., whose professional and accredited stagers offer their expertise in presenting your home to look its best in today’s market. Marti’s artistic touches add warmth and beauty that help homes to stand out and sell more quickly. Alii Staged Properties is available to help you show off your home’s best features.

To learn more about Marti Wiese Rounds, a premier Asian Pacific/Hawaiian Island artist and designer in Oahu, Hawaii, contact her today at (808) 263-2121 or marti@inparadise.com.
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