Kimo’s talented artwork showcases the astounding natural beauty of Hawaii’s landscape and the marine animals inhabiting Hawaii’s shorelines. Passionate about preserving the environment and ocean life, Kimo paints with rich, expressive hues unique to Hawaii, thus incorporating a surreal quality into his work. Kimo shares the love many feel for the exceptional beauty of Hawaiian nature and strives for this beauty to continue. Hanauma Bay is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations on Oahu but also functions to preserve the natural beauty unique to Hawaii. In 1967, Hanauma Bay was claimed by the State Division of Fish and Game as a Marine Protected Area, meaning everything from marine organisms to sand, was protected. A group of volunteers began teaching visitors about coral reef conservation, providing insight on ways to help preserve the precious sea life. An additional kaleidoscope snorkeling experience is located in the ancient volcanic cinder cone about 3 miles off Maui’s south shore- Molokini. This islet and the surrounding 77 underwater acres were announced a Marine Life Conservation District in 1977, thus protected by the federal government. Molokini’s unique shape was created during World War II when the United States Navy used Molokini for target practice. Today, the exquisite islet offers a wide variety of corals and marine organisms inhabiting its sea life sanctuary.