Alesia Ku'ulei Chow has been a managing
director of The Coast Galleries, a major California and Hawaii art
gallery organization, for almost a quarter-century.
Patrick is both a "gallery-keeper" and art dealer, specializing in artists
and master artisans of the Hawaiian Islands. He is also a sought-after Certified Private Client
Insurance Valuator and an accredited Fine Art Appraiser (IFAA).
decided to make Maui his year-round home in the late 1970s, Patrick had
already been a Marine Corps officer, a Catholic monk (Domincan Order) and
an award-winning ski lodge owner/restauranteur.
Sometime during all these life adventures he had also been a husband .
. . and, years before, a specialist in international art thefts at a major law
enforcement agency. But that was all before he won the Sweepstakes
After moving to Maui in the late 1970's, and living the life of a
carefree "scholar/yogi" for a few years, Patrick came out of his too-early
retirement to begin a new career in Maui's flourishing art gallery scene.
Within a year, after a brief stint as a private dealer, he had become Associate Director
and Senior Art Consultant of the largest and most successful gallery in all of Hawaii.
Then, In 1985, Patrick was recruited by the Coast
Galleries to become founding gallery director of their first location in
Hawaii, at the former Hotel Inter-Continental in Wailea, Maui. He then opened the
Hana Coast Gallery as its founding director in 1989.
During the past 19 years, Patrick has continued to build the Hana Coast Gallery's reputation
as the finest cultural arts gallery in the state of Hawaii. He is
also, not too surprisingly, a published author: "The Fine Art of Dealing In Art" and "Insider Tricks To Collecting