ART AND GENUINE CONNECTIONS: Hand-painted gifts of positivity and happiness

ART AND GENUINE CONNECTIONS: Hand-painted gifts of positivity and happiness

ART AND GENUINE CONNECTIONS: Hand-painted gifts of positivity and happiness

Since she was a little girl, Tesia Fernandez-Fu has found solace and joy in expressing her visions through art. Her journey as an artist has been deeply intertwined with her love for her home community in Kahalu`u and its rich cultural heritage. Through her creations, Tesia not only satisfies her own artistic impulses but has made it her mission to spread happiness and peace to those who view her work.


Rooted in her upbringing in Hawaii, Tesia's art serves as a medium through which she shares her connection to the islands and her culture with the world. Her work boasts vibrant colors featuring nature - a scenic beach, the gentle honu, beautiful taro leaves and flowers, among others. Whether it's through vibrant paintings or practical yet stylish Neoprene Weatherproof Art Print bags, her creations capture the essence of Hawaii's beauty and spirit. Designed to withstand the rigors of Hawaii's adventurous lifestyle, her art bags are not only visually striking but also functional, reflecting her resilience and versatility as a wahine entrepreneur.

Tesia's commitment to her craft goes beyond mere artistic expression; it's about fostering a sense of positivity and connection. Witnessing the joy her art brings to others completes a fulfilling cycle of creativity for Tesia. "Seeing my art make people happy makes me happy," she says.

In addition to her creative pursuits, Tesia is dedicated to empowering other women to pursue their passions and dreams. Drawing from her own experiences, she encourages aspiring female entrepreneurs to take the leap and follow their hearts. Tesia credits organizations like YWCA Oʻahu for providing invaluable support and resources to women in business, emphasizing the importance of seeking guidance and learning from others.

Tesia's journey as an artist and entrepreneur has been marked by continuous growth and learning. Participating in the E-Commerce course offered by YWCA was a pivotal moment for her, significantly enhancing her understanding of online business and boosting her confidence in utilizing digital platforms. By embracing technology and embracing new opportunities, Tesia has transformed her approach to running her business, turning what was once a daunting task into a source of empowerment and excitement.



Despite the competitive landscape of the art world and small business sector, Tesia remains steadfast in her authenticity and passion. Rather than viewing other artists and businesses as rivals, she sees them as sources of inspiration and camaraderie. Her dedication to staying true to herself and her craft shines through in her deliberate approach to creating art. Amidst pressures of mass production, she prioritizes quality and authenticity, ensuring that each piece is imbued with genuine passion and creativity.

In Tesia’s world, art is not just a means of self-expression; it's a vehicle for spreading joy, celebrating culture, and empowering others. We look forward to the next pieces Tesia will create and the meaningful impact she will make, one painting at a time.


Browse her collection here!

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