Macario Pascual is an award-winning studio and plein air artist from Maui. He was introduced to oil painting at the age of 12 and was later awarded his first solo exhibition by the Lahaina Arts Society while still a senior in high school. Pascual studied art at the University of Hawaii on an art and a full tennis scholarship, graduating with a BFA Degree in Design in 1979. For the past 46 years, Pascual has become well known for his series of paintings of light and subject matter on immigration life, the workers and the surrounding landscape. His studio and plein air artworks, including paintings from travels abroad, has been accepted in numerous shows including juried and invitational events. He has won Best in Show, Artist Choice and other top awards on the regional and national level from events in Hawaii to New York and Massachusetts. Most recently, he is a two-time Best in Show Award-winner in the Mendocino Open Paint Out and received the Irvine Museum Honorable Mention Award in the 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Southwest Magazine took notice of Pascual’s work and acknowledged his place among a select list of emerging artists on the national scene. Pascual was also profiled in OutdoorPainter.com, the online home for Plein Air Magazine. His paintings are in the permanent collection of the Hawaii State Museum, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, City and County of Honolulu, Montage Hotels and Resorts and many others here and abroad. Macario Pascual is an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club.