Marr Artworks was created by husband and wife team, Kris & Kim Marr, in 2013. Drawing on Kris's background in studio art and woodworking, the shop started small, selling wood pens and koa wood rings. Working side by side, they started experimenting with resin and wood, first turning out pens, then necklace pendants and earrings. Believing in repurposing and reusing items, the jewelry pieces are made using wood scraps sourced from other woodworkers that do not use the cutoffs and small natural edge bits. These wood pieces that are normally thrown away are perfect for making their one of a kind pendants and earrings.
As their purpose for the shop evolved, they expanded their offerings to include home decor. They started slowly, experimenting on canvas and wood panels, to get a feel of how the resin flowed and blended together. While Kris continued making jewelry, Kim started taking everyday household items like bowls, serving trays, and platters, and turning them into functional art.
Born and raised in Hawaii, they draw inspiration from the abundant beauty around them. The ocean and beaches are always represented in their art. From the swirling resin in the jewelry to the beach and ocean scenes in their ornaments and bowls, the strong influence the ocean has played in their lives will always be represented.
Prefer to shop in person? You can find Marr Artworks at local craft fairs and at:
Magnolia in Kahala Mall, Oahu
Global Village in Kailua, Oahu
Foodland Farms Ala Moana, in Ala Moana Center, Oahu
City Mill in Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Willow House Aloha in the Ohana Hale Marketplace on Ward Ave, Oahu
Boutiki on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Oahu
Hawaiian Mission Houses Museum, Oahu
Nahiku Ti Gallery in Hana, Maui
Karen Lei's Gallery in Kaanapali Shores & Kahakuloa, Maui
By the Bay in Paia, Maui
Island Soap Co in Kapaa, Kauai
Jungle Girl in Kapaa, Kauai
Sway Hanalei in Hanalei, Kauai
Foodland Princeville, in Princeville, Kauai
Kilauea Market & Cafe, in Kilauea, Kauai
Foodland Farms Mauna Lani, in Waimea, Hawaii
Ackerman Galleries in Kapaau, Hawaii
Koa Wood Ranch in Honokaa, Hawaii
Kilauea Lodge in Volcano, Hawaii