This is a title bestowed upon him by a collector years ago. Roy Tabora has been painting professionally for over 36 years, in Hawaii, his island home he considers paradise. Generations of collectors have enjoyed his works worldwide, captivated by his ability to hold ethereal light in his oil paintings. Typically artists paint what they see. However later on Tabora realized that there was something more significant and moving beyond what is seen by the eyes, that is, what is felt by the heart.

“I romanticize. What appeals to me beyond what I see, is how what I see makes me feel. It is that feeling that I wish to express with my paints, always hoping to convey to the viewer the energy and allure of this tropical paradise I call home.”

Through the years Tabora’s work has inspired fans and fellow artists in the US and abroad to collect and make it a part of their lives. They consider Tabora’s art to be a family heirloom worthy of passing down to the next generation. His originals and reproductions are highly prized and sought after, primarily because they awaken and elevate passion for life and living. Yes, Roy Tabora is a romanticist.

There are many seascapes.

There are many seascape artists.

There is only one Tabora.