About Us

My husband and I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii after falling in love with the beauty of the island on our honeymoon. For the past 2 decades we have lived, and continue to live in the middle of a Hawaiian rainforest surrounded by native Ohia trees, large Hawaiian Hapu'u tree ferns, wild orchids, mosses, and native wild life such as Pu'eo Hawaiian owls, I'o Hawaiian hawks, and other rare endemic birds.

We cleared our property ourselves by hand for months, and dozed just for our driveway and house pad in order to save as many trees as possible. We have hundreds of oxygen producing tall trees on our property.

We worked at various places and it wasn't until I came up with the original idea for hand rolled sushi candles made from beeswax sheets in 1996, that we were able to start our arts and crafts business from that one idea.

We came up with the name Double Brush for our company because we are both artists:)

We believe in being responsible stewards of the planet in both our personal lifestyle and business choices. To keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, we have one small car which we drive to town with usually only once a week. We dry our clothes and linens on a sunshine powered clothes line. We have a water catchment system for our house, where rain water is collected from the roof and goes into a large storage tank, and then filtered for our household needs.

For our business, we only use natural renewable and sustainable waxes such as soy and beeswax to produce our handmade candles. The majority of candles are made from paraffin wax, a by-product of the petroleum and oil industry. We also never buy packaging material. Instead we reuse magazine and catalog papers for stuffing, and pick up packing materials that were heading for the landfill from local stores.

To find out more about us, please visit our blog about living and creating on the Big Island of Hawaii www.DoubleBrush.com

Our humble wholesale and online retail crafts business support our fine art endeavors. We live a simple and quiet life in our art studio/home in the middle of a Hawaiian rainforest with our pet dogs, cats, and bird.