WHO AND WHAT IS "FUNKY AND FINE?"
Aloha! I'm Jerry Sullivan and I live on the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii. I was the sole owner of Vanto Graphics, a web design firm but 7 years ago I decided it was time to pursue my passion of oil painting the beauty of my island so I paint Maui scenics, florals, and seascapes. (Obvious plug ahead: If you'd like to view my work or are looking for artwork, visit my website at fineartmaui.com. Thank you! Plug complete! :)
For the last few years, my hubby Jim and I had been hauling artwork, easels, canopies and other paraphernalia to art fairs under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina but as we were progressing in our senior years, it had become less fun and more work!
However, we love the excitement and social atmosphere of the art fairs, so after noticing that jeweler friends were unloading from a suitcase instead of an SUV, I decided to go back to my high school days of working in a jewelry store and designing jewelry, which got me to here!
I call my company "Funky and Fine" as I design whatever comes into my head, from industrial style jewelry with nuts, bolts, and washers from the local hardware to clunky stones with copper, brass, and silver mixed to beautiful rosary-style gemstone necklaces. I never know what I'm going to make next so I design an idea and then figure out how to make it. And I work at my home studio in Kihei, Maui and am happy to show you both my jewelry and artwork by appointment. Just give me a call!
I hope you like my jewelry because I'm having a blast with it! Please be warned...many are one-of-a-kind originals so if you see it and like it, jump on it!
Finally, I try to create almost all aspects of my jewelry, purchasing only the stones and wire and creating most clasps, connectors, and many of the chains. Enjoy!