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Murals by Patrick Ching

Patrick is currently completing a backdrop mural for the Haruo Uchiyama Forest Bird Carvings Permanent Exhibit at the Bishop Museum 

7’ x 9’ Acrylic painting; Commissioned  by the Friends of Bishop Museum; 

Completion Date July 12, 2024

When Haruo Uchiyama presented his idea for an exhibit of his Hawaii bird carvings to then Princess Michiko of Japan, she showed him a painting she had by Patrick Ching entitled “Hidden Valley”. Haruo then contacted Patrick to paint the background for his Hawaiian forest bird carvings. This exhibit is a combination of Haruo’s birds, a modified version of Patrick's Hidden Valley painting, and the craftsmanship of the Bishop Museum’s exhibit builders.

MAUI NOW January 1, 2021

Patrick Ching named Artist in Residence for Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary named marine artist Patrick Ching as its Sanctuary Artist in Residence for 2021-2022.

News:  The Sanctuary Artist in Residence recognizes a professional artist who works with the sanctuary to help further their mission of protection for humpback whales in Hawaiian waters.

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kīhei, Maui 2021

9’ x 12’ Acrylic Latex Painting

Commissioned by Friends of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in 2021

Mother and daughter view the humpback mother whale and calf by Patrick Ching NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Artist in Residence for 2021 - 2022.

‘Ohana Kanaloa 

Whaler’s Village Shopping Center, Maui

112’ x 17’ Community mural painted by over 100 people

Commissioned by Brookfield Properties 2022

Sharing meals and aloha at lunchtime with a Hawaiian Monk Seal. Hawaii Wildlife Discovery Center at Whaler’s Village, Maui

Hawaii Wildlife Discovery Center at Whaler’s Village, Maui

Several Murals Throughout the Center Commissioned by Brookfield Properties 2021 -2023

"Makani Lehua"

Lehua Elementary School in Pearl City, Hawai‘i

28’ x 8’ Ceramic and glass mural

Commissioned by the State Foundation of Culture and Arts 2015

"Waimanalo"

Blanche Pope Elementary School, Hawai‘i

15’ x 20’ Ceramic Tile Mural

Commissioned by the State Foundation of Culture and Arts 2001

Waimanalo was inspired by the children at Blanche Pope Elementary School. Patrick realized early in the project that the students appreciated the special plants, animals, and natural environment of the area. The strong cultural aspects of the community, reflected in music and hula, are depicted in the mural. The owl, mascot of the school, represents the school as a center of learning, academic success, and a foundation for lifelong learning.

"Plantation Days"

U.S. Post Office building Hawī, Hawai‘i

6’ x 45’ Acrylic Latex Mural

Community mural painted by residents and Kohala High School students

"‘Alalā Return to the Forest"

Connections School in Hilo, Hawai‘i

6’ x 12’ Acrylic Latex Mural.

Community mural painted by residents and students of Connections School

"Waiomina Boot"

Waimea, Hawai‘i

6’ x 7’ Acrylic Latex Mural on a Fiberglass Boot.

Commissioned by the Paniolo Preservation Society

Honu of Hawai‘i

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo

Depicting all sea turtle species in Hawaiian waters

Commissioned by the Friends of Papahānaumokuākea 2023

“Moanalua Memories”

Salt Lake Public Library in Honolulu, Hawai‘i

99’ x 5’ Acrylic Painting

Commissioned by the State Foundation of Culture and Arts 1999

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