Collection: Esperance Rakotonirina

Esperance Rakotonirina was born in Madagascar an island of diverse flora and fauna. Madagascar provides the inspiration for Esperance's art.

Esperance lived in Madagascar until he moved to Hawaii with his wife in 2010. During his university and post graduate education in agro ecotourism Management and english in Madagascar he expanded his art to include murals, national parks logos and paintings for tourists and local gift shops. He also did commercial art, hand paintings, signs for businesses. In those days, his medium of necessity was actually gasoline which he used to thin his oil paints. But today, he finds that acrylic paints give him the brilliant array of color and are more environmentally friendly and safe to use. 

He preferred focus in nature and wildlife paintings of Hawaii in the realistic style.
His painting come from what inspires him most. The flora and fauna of Hawaii, especially two of his favorite place to paint, "Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden" in Kaneohe HI, and Hawaii Volcano national Park in Big Island. The beauty of Ho'omaluhia is majesty of Volcanoes National Park cannot be described in words. It has to be painted.

In the past 10 years in Hawaii, Esperance has won 10 awards. He one first place  in 2014 at the association of Hawaii Artists miniature show was for his painting o'o an extinct Hawaiian Bird. The Last sighting of an o'o was in 1934 on Moana Lua.
Esperance hopes that "through his paintings, Hawaiian wildlife can live forever"

10 products
  • LANIAKEA TURTLE- Original 11" x 14"
    LANIAKEA TURTLE- Original 11
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $600.00
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    $600.00
  • RED POINCIANA- Original 11" x 14"
    RED POINCIANA- Original 11
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $480.00
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    $480.00
  • OHAI - Original 16" x 20"
    OHAI - Original 16
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $600.00
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    $600.00
  • ALULA - Original 16" x 20"
    ALULA - Original 16
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $500.00
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    $500.00
  • BIRD OF PARADISE - Original 16" x 20"
    BIRD OF PARADISE   - Original 16
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $550.00
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    $550.00
  • LUAKAHA MAGIC - Original 16" x 20"
    LUAKAHA MAGIC  - Original 16
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $600.00
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    $600.00
  • NENE GOOSE - Original 24" x 36"
    NENE GOOSE - Original 24
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $4,000.00
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    $4,000.00
  • SWIMMING IN PARADISE - Original 24" x 36"
    SWIMMING IN PARADISE - Original 24
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $3,500.00
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    $3,500.00
  • HAIKU GARDEN - Original 16" x 20"
    HAIKU GARDEN - Original 16
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
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    $750.00
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    $750.00
  • LAVA MEETS THE SEA - Original 18" x 24"
    LAVA MEETS THE SEA - Original 18
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    Esperance Rakotonirina
    Regular price
    $800.00
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    $800.00