Hawaii Island resident and artist Cindy Coats recently debuted her ninth annual Ironman World Championship painting, commemorating the endurance event set here on Hawaii Island on Saturday.
The new, original piece for Kona’s iconic event is titled “Celebrate the Dream,” and incorporates “street art.”
“I’m surrounded by beauty and inspiration here on Hawaii Island,” Coats, a 21-year resident of Holualoa, said. “When I moved the gallery to its current location in 2008 creating an Ironman-themed piece each year was really a no-brainer – we’re located nearly directly on the triathlon’s start and finish line! You can’t help but be inspired by all the people you meet … athletes, trainers, family and friends. Everyone has a…