About Neal Studios
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Aloha from Maui!
I moved to Maui from San Francisco in the 1970s to surf Hawaii’s big waves. It was love at first sight, the sun, waves, people and natural beauty have me hooked.
I am a “jack of all trades” restaurants, commercial painting, ministry, and construction have all paid the bills. But it wasn’t until I turned fifty that I decided to really explore my intrest in woodworking and photography. In them, I found a passion and expression of the things that excite me about Hawaii.
My first carved piece, Welcome Home (a huge driftwood log hand chiseled to depict the parable of the Prodigal Son) and Island Rocker, (Earpod and Koa sculpted rocker) were accepted into the prestigious Art Maui Show in 2005 and 2006. Orders and Gallery requests followed.
During this same time I began shooting images of the amazing surf and natural beauty of Maui. This lead to the formation of Neal Studios (MNeal.net) including MauiSurfPhotogaphy.com and MauiWoodwork.com. My surf photography focuses on the big surf of Maui, Peahi (Jaws) and Honolua Bay, as seen in Surfline, Surfer and other Magizines and Websites. My goal is to make images available for everyone in the water, not just the pros.
My nature photography focuses on the rare birds, forests and breathtaking land and seascapes of Maui. I enjoy blending the two passions by making organic, dimensional frames using local woods for my images.
I hope you enjoy my work, as much as I do creating it.
My wife and I call upcountry Maui our home, where we raised two awesome kids.
I enjoy making custom pieces and commissions are welcome.
Let’s make something special.
Michael Neal : Mike@NealStudios.net
Ps. I’m not a writer, so a “pictograph” is more like it… If you like good writing, check out my Wife’s Blog :) :)