Leaf Studios

We are a family owned & operated small business based in Maui, Hawaii.
We are passionate artists dedicated to utilizing our creativity to enhance peoples lives and the health of the planet through the arts and community service projects.
Our mission is to create meaningful artwork that touches the heart of our viewers and brings the serenity of the ocean into their home or office. Having the privilege of living by the ocean and experience its magic everyday we are inspired to share its beauty & tranquil effects through our art pieces. Each piece  coalesces the serene ocean waters & soothing sunlight undertones in motion.
A portion of each art work sold will be donated to help preserve the health of our ocean waters and wildlife.

As an Artist

Originally from Portugal, Paulo Mendes is a self-taught photographer whose primary artistic intention is the expression of nature’s beauty in all its infinite perfection.

Being self-taught has allowed Paulo the freedom and confidence to explore different mediums and techniques which have resulted in his signature style.

A long-time resident of Maui and a life-long surfer, the island is an endless source of inspiration for his work – from its spectacular physical beauty to the gentle spirit of Aloha found in her people.

In addition to his fine art work, Paulo is also an active volunteer in local community causes, with a special interest in improving the lives of Maui’s youth.

A native of seaside Portugal, Paulo Mendes is a longtime Maui resident and surfer. After years of success in commercial and art photography, he
has focused his attention on a self- invented style of large-scale landscape imagery. Through the capture of motion he somehow finds the middle way
between literal and spiritual, between fact and feeling. The colors are subtle. The images calmly hum. Find Paulo Thursday nights at Four Seasons Resort’s Artist Showcase.




05:00 ~ 10.00