About the Artist

Sachi
Sachi

Sachi was raised in Malibu, in the late 60's a haven for artist's and celebrities, where she states, she received "a sensational creative education." She with her poet husband Jon Woodjack, and friends Patrick & Susan Farrow, shared the old Positano's Coffee House on the cliffs overlooking Malibu and often entertained celebrities and writers like Henry Miller, Mia Farrow, (Patrick's sister), and Peter Sellers.

She ultimately found her home in Hawaii, her Grandmother's Island home, where she's lived off and on since 1978. In the 80's her art career began with whimsical soft "life-sculptures", original works carried by Circus Circus in Las Vegas and FAO Schwartz.

In 1987 Karla lost her only child, Aaron, to a sudden illness. For several years she channeled her grief into art, and by 1997 had created over 600 paintings and sculptures. She later dropped her first name, changing it to "Sachi," a shortened version of her true maiden name, "Musacchia" - the street name posted on a main boulevard in a town in Sicily. Her fine art has granted her numerous first place awards in exhibits, and covers of noted books, periodicals as well as licensing agreements.

Sachi has been described as a "living master," whose work is characteristically bold, sensuous and idealistic. As well as painting a wealth of subjects in Watercolor, Mixed Media and Oils on Canvas including Hawaiian Monarchs for museums, her art has since grown to include writing non-fiction as well as children's books, Poetry, Visionary Music, and Bronze Sculpture. Sachi's paintings have benefitted marine and wildlife preservation programs such as Ted Danson's American Oceans Campaign, PORF, Dolphin Quest, Hawai'i's Green Sea Turtle Tag & Release program, and Great Britain's Wildfowl & Wetland's Trust, over which Prince Charles presides.

Among collectors of this broadly talented artist's work are Michael Richards, "Kramer" of NBC's Seinfeld, Oprah Winfrey, Vice President & Mrs. Al Gore, and Yoko Ono, as well as many corporations such as MCA Records and The Ritz Carlton Hotels.

Today Sachi resides in her mountain chalet in Holualoa - an artist's community in the misty tropical foothills overlooking the beach town of Kona, Hawaii on the Big Island. Much of her work is collected and exhibited throughout Hawaii and distributed worldwide. She actively supports the preservation of marine life, wildlife and encourages a balance between Mankind, Womankind and Nature.