I was born and raised on O'ahu, Hawai'i, but have always had a love affair with the Garden Island of Kaua'i. My father was born and raised on Kaua'i, and our family spent most summers in the valley by the ocean where he grew up. We swam and fished almost every day, and with no television, evenings were spent playing board games, cards, reading, and listening to adventurous stories about my renegade grandfather. I treasure those days and remember wanting to live on Kaua'i "when I grew up."
As a young adult, Los Angeles beckoned with adventure and myriad opportunities. It is there where my career in textile design began and flourished, but my heart was always in the islands. I spent the next 11 years trying to figure out how to return home and still make a living "doing art." in 1987, a damaging 6.0 magnitude earthquake sent me packing, and that's how I ended up back in the islands and the place of my childhood dreams. I discovered a whole new clientele on O'ahu thirsty for original artwork, and better yet, freelancers, which meant I could work from home on Kaua'i!
Over the years, with the growth in technology and communications, I expanded into different fields utilizing my creative passions.
So here I am, living my dream--- doing what I love and living where I've always wanted to live... a deeply spiritual place that inspires and heals. I feel incredibly blessed and hope that you allow me to share my blessings with you!
Sybil Nishioka aka Sybee
... an artist... creating works in a variety of media, with a client-driven perspective.
... a designer... with a wide range of skills and experiences that allows me to put your vision into a tangible form.
... a communicator... serving as an editor, news reporter, photographer, and consultant.
If you're seeking services in any of these areas, contact me!