Read about Judd Boloker and his current portfolios. Learn details about the printing process. For more information, please see THE PROCESS page to discover how the designs are created.

Judd Boloker Art of Hawaii - Made in Hawaii Festival

About the Artist:

Judd Boloker is an award-winning artist from Smithtown, New York, now living and working in Honolulu, Hawaii.  His work has been exhibited in local galleries, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and throughout the Mainland at galleries in Chelsea NY, Los Angeles CA, and Scottsdale AZ.  He is one of Oahu’s few inhabitants who does not own a surfboard.

Judd first received art training at the age of ten in the basement of a local Long Island artist, and supplemented this training with illustration courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  The study of Japanese history has brought Eastern influences to his work, while time spent living on both the East and West Coast of the Mainland has exposed him to a wide variety of American culture, landscape, and design elements.  His exposure to the beauty and traditions of the Hawaiian Islands continues to help his work progress and evolve.

Lei Flower Art Print - Made in Hawaii by Oahu visual artist Judd Boloker.  Fine Art from Hawaii.

About the Print Portfolios:

The Lei Prints are an ongoing series begun in the Summer of 2011.  The work, currently numbering 70 pieces (and counting), depicts Haku sourced from Lei shops in Honolulu Chinatown to workshops of Hawaii Lei Masters.  The search for unique designs has even lead to one Lei Maker living in Japan.  The survey’s breadth pays homage to the amazing range of work found on the islands, while the vivid presentation style gives the genre a modern twist reflecting the vibrant Hawaiian culture. 

The Sea Prints are his newest series and its direction is still evolving.  Recently the work has started to explore the impact of plastics on our ocean habitat.  

Hawaiian Lei Flower Greeting cards and Haku Notecards by visual artist Judd Boloker. Made in Hawaii.

About the Prints:

All signed limited-edition prints are created using an Epson Surecolor P800 Printer on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper using Epson Ultrachrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink to achieve the finest archival quality.  All open edition prints are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper with the same Epson P800 Printer and Ultrachrome K3 archival quality ink.  The prints are created from original colored pencil studies which are then scanned and further perfected with digital drawing – a true blend of traditional and modern technique.