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It could be said that surfing itself is the purest form of surf art. The rider draws his own lines on a liquid medium, the only limitations the wave itself, every line drawn according to an inner aesthetic shaped by experience, influences, and, not the least, temperament. Surf artists dating back to that first Hawaiian sketching a perfect wave in the sand through John Severson and the rise of modern surf art have tapped the same sources to reinterpret waves and the waveriding experience with one important addition: idealization. Where the surf photographer captures the perfect moment that is, the surf artist often creates the perfect moment that could be. These artists are surfers themselves, drawing from their time in the water to dream in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.

erik abelerik abel

Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature ...

 

ken austerken auster

Caught up in the ground swell of the 1960s surfing culture, Ken not only plunged into the sport of surfing but into the art and graphics of surfing as well ...

heather brownheather brown

North Shore-based artist Heather Brown is land-based... barely. She's worked as a divemaster, boat captain, and aquarium maintenance diver in a life knitted together by an abiding love for the ocean...

 

alan casagrandealan casagrande

Accomplished in a wide variety of media, Alan Casagrande has been creating art for over thirty years now. A degree from the Hollywood Art Center in the early Eighties capped Alan's formal art education...

ron crociron croci

Ron's artistic history began in the 1970's with a unique surrealistic style reflecting the tumultuous events of current society. As time progressed and after numerous showings in prominent galleries...

 

norm danielsnorm daniels

Norm was born and raised in San Diego, California. As a third-generation San Diegan, he took to all manner of water sports at an early age but settled with surfing in the early Seventies...

meegan feorimeegan feori

The integral nature of surfing and creativity, for Meegan Feori, stems from her father, who introduced her to the ocean, and her mother, who encouraged her to create. As surfing...

 

damian fultondamian fulton

Fascinated with the relentless love/hate experience comes with living with one foot in the city and one foot in the sea, Los Angeles-based artist Damian Fulton creates a uniquely original "Urban Surf" vision...

robb havassyrobb havassy

A former international fashion model, Robb Havassy began his formal painting career in 1996 after receiving a beginner's art kit as a 26th birthday present. Entirely self -taught, his first "traditional" painting...

 

howard kirkhoward kirk

Howard Kirk grew up surfing in Huntington Beach, California. Howard and his friends traveled up and down the coast in search of the perfect wave to ride. "From Santa Cruz to Baja...

wade koniakowskywade koniakowsky

Self-effacing and humble, Wade Koniakowsky creates evocative, atmospheric art that could only be informed by a surfer’s perspective. His work transports the viewer to dreamlike...

 

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Born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, James Parkhurst was inspired at an early age to cultivate his artistic abilities. James attended Otis/Parsons College of Art & Design...

grant pecoffgrant pecoff

Gazing into a Grant Pecoff painting, you are drawn into an atmosphere where vibrant light and electric colors transform the familiar into the extraordinary...

 

rick rietveldrick rietveld

Rick co-founded the popular surfwear company, Maui & Sons, in 1980. He held the position of creative director for 10 years, his artwork launched the success of the company's image and popular appeal...

 

pat tobinpat tobin

Surfing wasn't just a sport to Pat. It was his way of life, his poetry, his Zen, his muse. He fashioned his own big-wave guns and rode the deepwater mysto breaks of Mainland Mexico...

   lauren grantlauren scarlett grant

Growing up in Pacific Beach, Ca, Lauren was able to breath in the magic of the ocean. Her father introduced her to surfing at age 8, taking her tandem surfing in.......

 beth cooper main index imagebeth cooper

Born and raised in Kailua, Hawai'i. The beach and ocean are my playground. Traveling to Tahiti, American Samoa, Australia, Canada, Nepal, the Greek and Marshall Islands, and around the U.S, has given me wonderful ideas for my art........

   lauramangoindexlaura mango

Laura is a self taught artist with a highly evolved style, making her works recognizable and authentic. Upon seeing Laura’s work, the viewer experiences a true Maui artist who follows her dreams.....

 malmerasunset surf indexmarc almera

Marco Almera's artistic career emerged from the Southern California surf, skate and rock‘n’roll subculture ofthe late 80's. As a Southern California native, the artist was inspired by the do-it-yourself style of this subculture ...

   rsteadham index pic 3 psrichard steadham

Inspired as a youngster of the 1960s by the music of The Beach Boys and the art of Rick Griffen, Richard came of age surfing the beaches of Orange County, from Huntington Beach down to Doheny. Attending California State University at Fullerton as an art major...

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