Artist of the 2022 Rip Curl WSL Finals

What an honor to create the art for the Rip Curl WSL Finals as well as have an adjoining art show to share my latest series of work. As a surfer, gliding along a beautiful wave has, and always will be, my ultimate Happy Place. My other Happy Place is spending time smearing paint around in the studio. Both the ocean and making art are my escapes from the crazy society we live in. The rest of the world no longer exists when I'm out in that salt water or mixing paint on my palette. So this art show is about seeking out those places of refuge that stoke the fire in your soul... your Happy Place. - Erik Abel

Come hang out Saturday Sept 10th, 6-9pm at Brophy Art Gallery

139 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672