Hawaii Artist Launches New Website and e-Catalog

The new website allows visitors to view the scope of Hawaii artist Thomas Deir’s artwork in a broad or detailed view. The website is designed with improved navigation and functionality for a user-friendly experience.

Christ of the Deep Hawaii Painting
Christ of the Deep Painting

Hawaii artist Thomas Deir invites online guests to visit new website and e-Catalog

HONOLULU, HAWAII, NOVEMBER 2016

Hawaii artist Thomas Deir proudly announces the launch of the new website for Thomas Deir Studios. The website includes extensive images and information to help customers understand the artist’s full range of artistic and design solutions. Photos, videos and text bring together a sweeping picture of Thomas Deir Studios’ creativity and craftsmanship across a wide range of applications, including original paintings and wall art for home or office, interior and outdoor mosaics, tile murals for bath and shower, and kitchen backsplash tile murals.

“The website is lightweight and fast! It was created with the user experience in mind. It’s designed using with latest software and is compatible with desktop browsers and mobile devices. We want users to benefit from richer online content that’s easy to navigate and easy to share with others. The new website allows users to share artwork and website pages with friends and family on social sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+,” said Deir

Visitors Can Explore Hawaii Artist Custom Portfolio and Ready-Made Artwork

The Purple Effect Hawaii Abstract
The Purple Effect, Hawaii abstract painting by artist Thomas Deir.

The new website allows visitors to explore custom portfolio of artwork such as original Hawaii art paintings or custom designed wall art such as Giclee triptychs. Deir’s custom portfolio also features hand painted tile murals and floor mosaics for interior and exterior applications. Design solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, living room walls, entryways, businesses, restaurants, and even swimming pools are showcased on the new site.

The e-Catalog allows customers to browse Thomas Deir Studios ready-made collections such as Hawaii abstract paintings, canvas originals, Giclee canvas prints, matted art prints, and tile mural reproductions. From the e-Catalog, customers can shop for unique artwork with a significantly lower price than the custom artwork. Visitors can purchase their art directly from the e-Catalog website.

About Thomas Deir Studios

Hanauma Bay Tile Mural Entrance
Hanauma Bay Tile Mural Entrance

Thomas Deir Studios, founded nearly 25 years ago, provides high quality Hawaii artwork to customers in and around Honolulu, HI, and other U.S. states and other countries. Deir’s Hawaii art includes original paintings on canvas, Giclee prints, custom tile murals and mosaics.  Many of Hawaii artist Thomas Deir’s original tile murals grace locations on Oahu, including the entrance of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and 15 public schools across Oahu. The murals range in size and they are less than 140 square feet. Two of Deir’s larger tile murals adorn walls at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki and Hilton Hawaiian Waikiki Resort. For more information, visit http://www.thomasdeir.com/ and https://www.thomasdeirstudios.com.

A PDF file of this material is also available: Hawaii Artist Launches New Website

Veterans Day Reflection

Veterans Day on Hawaii Artist blog postToday, Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served our nation. We take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice they and their families have made for us, the people who enjoy the freedoms of the United States of America. All of us, regardless of our status as citizens, pay our respects to the more than 21 million military veterans, great men and women who proudly serve or have served in the armed forces.

Brief History of Veterans Day

Did you know there are about 21 million military veterans in the United States?
Every year on November 11th, Americans celebrate Veterans Day to honor the millions of men and women who have served in our country’s military. Did you know that this day did not always have the name Veterans Day?

We don’t know them all but we owe them all. — Anonymous

This day was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the truce signed between the allies and Germany ending World War 1 (WW1) at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year 1918.

The first Armistice Day celebrated in the United States was the following year on November 11, 1919. On that day, all business and activities were suspended for two minutes at 11:00 am. After the two minutes of silence, parades and public gatherings were held. In following years, a tradition began that continues today, America honored the Unknown Soldier on Armistice Day. At 11:00 am on November 11 of every year since, a color guard ceremony representing every branch of the military occurs at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.

The name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all veterans, including those who served in WW1. Oddly, for seven years, the day was celebrated in October. Congress moved the day to October 4 in 1968 – so that Americans could enjoy a long weekend. Fortunately, in 1975, President Gerald Ford declared the day to move back to the original, historically significant day of November 11.

More facts about Veterans Day:

  • 16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war.
  • 5.2 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • 2 million veterans are women.
  • 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975).
  • 5.5 million veterans served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present).
  • Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II (1941-1945), about 620,000 are still alive.
  • 2 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).
  • 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • As of 2014, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.
  • As of 2014, 3 states have more than 1 million veterans in among their population: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.6 million), Texas (1.7 million).
  • The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.

Source: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

Hawaii Artist Donates to Homeless Fundraiser

Hawaii Artist Thomas Deir Donates Art For 10th Annual JABSOM Homeless Project Fundraiser

Ocean Reflection, Hawaii Abstract Painting
Ocean Reflection, Hawaii Abstract Painting

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Hawaii artist Thomas Deir, resident of Kailua, Hawaii, has donated signed artwork to the 10th annual fundraising event of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Hawaii H.O.M.E. (Homeless Outreach and Medical Education) Project. H.O.M.E. is a non-profit organization that provides free healthcare to Hawaii’s homeless population. This year, the annual fundraiser, Ho’ola Me Ke Kahiau, “Healing with compassion through selfless giving,” will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at the Waikiki Aquarium. Proceeds from this event will benefit six medical student-run free medical clinics at homeless shelters and to the unsheltered homeless in Hawaii.

WHAT: Silent Auction and Food and Wine Tasting fundraiser to benefit the Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project
WHERE: Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to the community through the Hawaii H.O.M.E.  Project. This non-profit is all about collaboration and working with the community. The organizers and volunteers are creatively helping our community in many ways. H.O.M.E saves unnecessarily expensive trips to already busy and overworked hospitals in Hawaii. HOME is a long-term solution that can help the homeless population find much-needed care during a crisis event – and provide care to prevent a crisis event. My hope is the artwork I have donated will resonate with the supporters who will be attending the event,” said Deir.

Hawaii artist donations include Gift prints, Giclee canvas prints, Hawaii abstract paintings

Aerial Surf Hawaii Abstract Painting
Aerial Surf Hawaii Abstract Painting

“This fundraiser will occur during the Holiday Season, and I thought it would be helpful to offer Matted Gift Prints in addition to canvas Giclee prints and Hawaii abstract paintings.  I hope my donation will contribute to the continuation of the good work by the Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project.  They work they do is very important for our community,” said Deir.

For more information about the Hawaii H.O.M.E.  Project, visit www.hawaiihomeproject.org.

Hawaii artist Thomas Deir has nearly 25 years of experience in providing high quality artwork, original paintings on canvas, Giclee prints, custom tile murals and mosaics to customers in and around Honolulu, Hawaii, and other U.S. states and other countries.

Deir, founder of Thomas Deir Studios has an attitude of gratefulness and deep appreciation for the beauty of Hawaii. This is the center of the values at Thomas Deir Studios.

To learn more about Hawaii artist Thomas Deir, visit www.thomasdeir.com/about/. See the artist’s catalog of Hawaii artwork at https://www.thomasdeirstudios.com

CONTACT: Thomas Deir
PHONE: 808-783-1885
EMAIL: [email protected]

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