Kari McCarthy is one of Maui’s preeminent colorists. McCarthy studied Graphic Design at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She moved to Maui in the early 80s with her husband. In 1988 McCarthy started The Design Network, a full service design firm / ad agency that has won nearly 100 awards statewide for excellence in graphic design and designs, and publishes Art Guide Maui and OnMaui! Magazine. Passionate about visual phenomena, her atmospheric and luminous landscapes are a result of her passion for color and the effects of colored light. She considers the view from her home in Kula a huge inspiration in her art.