I recently read the review Thomas F. Norton wrote on Peter Forman’s book “Wings of Paradise” in the July 21 issue . I would like to thank you for the kind words you used in the paragraph describing my painting of the two Sikorsky S-38s over the Molokai sea cliffs. It doesn’t mention in the book that I also painted the two images on the back cover, the Aloha F-27 and the “Sugar Cane Airstrip,” the little airport that is no more at Kaanapali on Maui. I also did the endpaper maps and the 24 aircraft profiles.
The image that accompanies this message is titled: “Early Air Travel in Paradise,” a Sikorsky S-43 on take off from Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Again thanks for the nice write up on the book and my art.