Kaleilehua Meyer is the artist for Kaleilehua Designs. She is an emerging artist located on Big Island Hawaiʻi. She has had her artwork exhibited at Wailoa Art Center for the Hawaiʻi Nei Art Exhibit, collaborated with local businesses, created a design for Surf Shack Puzzles to create a Keiki puzzle, she has also been a featured artist with art installed at the popular Ola Brew Hilo.
Kaleilehua Designs art is for sale at several local stores including, Hana Hou Hilo and Locavore. Kalei wishes to cultivate love for Hawaiʻi and for ʻĀina with her art.
I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, sister and friend. I am born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i, went to Oahu for college at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. I graduated, got married then after a few years living and working on Oahu I moved back to Big Island.
I am passionate about God, my family, Hawai'i, nature, art, learning and people. I love hiking, exploring, going to the beach, traveling, writing, creating, drinking coffee and both going on adventures and just staying at home.
Creating art feels like finding a good friend you have been looking for.
I have been an artist and creative for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to be an artist as a career but didn't believe it was possible for me. I started this journey with the help of my dad. When he passed away I desperately wanted to think of him, grieve him and remember him. So I started painting a collection of artworks from memories I have of him (Papanui Collection). In the process of this I started to remember how brave and bold he was. It ignited in me a desire to be brave and bold and try new things.
And in that it encouraged me to stop running from my life long dream of being an artist. So here we are!