It's that time of year again. I'll be heading to Hawaii for a string of art shows and live demos. If you can make it out, come have a beer and check out some of my new work. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 11-5PM Aesthetic Hawaii Gallery Waikoloa, HI (Big Island) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 3-8PM 12th Annual Surf Art Show Wyland Gallery Haleiwa, HI (Oahu) SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 1-6PM [...]
I'm honored to be chosen as the official artist for the 30th Anniversary, Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I created the original painting "Break In the Storm" (20x30 on wood), specifically for the festival poster. The original has already sold but is still on display at Archimedes Gallery in Cannon Beach. "The Stormy Weather Arts Festival has been one of the Cannon Beach’s most popular events for over [...]
Big Group Art Show opening this Saturday, Nov 5th at Archimedes Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR. Come have a drink with me and enjoy lots of new work from Josh Keyes, David Rice, Chris Austin, Nicole Gustafsson, Ivy Jacobsen and myself. The whole town celebrates the Stormy Weather Art Festival so there's all kinds of things to check out.
Attention Bay area folks, I've got a bunch of new paintings going on display Friday, July 8th in Danville. Should be a good show. WHAT: "Surf's Up" Art Exhibition featuring artists: Erik Abel, Matt Beard, Bleen Photography, Clay Campbell, Shawn Griggs, Jeffrey Hemming, Yeshe Jackson, KTO, Llewellyn Ludlow, Kelly Mumford, Maia Negre, Jimbo Phillips, Mary Shisler, Frank Walsh, Kevin Walsh. WHEN: July 8th - August 18th. Opening Reception July [...]
Here's our latest print. "Humpy" the Humpback Whale is an 18x24 inch, 2-color screen print on French Paper's recycled Speckletone paper. Complete with little flecks and specks of organic goodness to bring it all down to earth. You may be saying "I see 3 colors not 2!" Well you're correct. Except, that small patch of metallic isn't screen printed, it's hand stamped using a light golden ink that was made with real gold from [...]
"Float" 18x24in, Acrylic, marker, colored pencil on wood panel. Erik Abel 2016 My eyeball was on fire. That's what it felt like. It was pitch black, I couldn't hear a sound and I was floating in a puddle of warm water with about 800 pounds of epson salt dissolved into it. That much salt and that little water made it thick and slippery... and very irritating if it made [...]
As part of my new year resolution, I've cleared out the web store and discontinued all my best selling prints. My bank account is currently showing me the stupidity of that decision, but all good things must come to an end. So this year I'm going to be focused on releasing something new each month that's only available for a short period of time. This is the January print "Northern Sol", it's [...]
Along with our publisher, we are proud to offer these 6 awesome and vibrant Limited Edition prints on wood panels. These are the same cradled wood panels Abel creates his original paintings on. They are made right here in Oregon from sustainably managed forests and are the best quality we could find. The panels are hand-primed and hand-sanded prior to printing and an additional UV coating is applied for protection. Each print is numbered and hand-signed by Erik Abel and [...]
WHAT: Festival Vagabonde: Surf Art Festival WHEN: July 3-7, 2015 WHERE: Halle des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France Super stoked to be a part of the Festival Vagabonde again this year. I won't be there, but will have some very unique matted triangle matted prints, a few small mixed media originals and a limited run festival tshirt with my art featured. Check out the Festival Vagabond Facebook Page for up-to-date info.
Leading outdoor brand REI recently contracted me to create artwork for their Santa Monica, California store. The wave and palm tree scenes were painted on plywood panels, and they also purchased one of my triangle paintings and a few 18x24 prints to add to the installation with some good looking reclaimed wood. Stop by and check it out if you're in the area. Here's how it turned out...