Life Is A Wave / 10th Anniversary

Stoked to be asked to create the artwork for the Life is a Wave event again this year. Big green wave, sunset over the SF skyline, celebrating the 10th Anniversay of this annual fundraising event for Save The Waves.  G Love and Special Sauce are playing this year and there is word around the campfire I may be live painting at the event (No Promises!) If you are in the SF area [...]

World Surfing Reserve Prints for Save the Waves.org

ERIK ABEL LAUNCHES WORLD SURF RESERVE PRINTS TO BENEFIT SAVE THE WAVES Artist Erik Abel has designed a series of prints featuring famed global surf breaks to benefit coastal conservation nonprofit Save The Waves. Abel, who is an Artist Ambassador for Save The Waves, designed a series of prints commemorating the four most recent World Surf Reserves that Save The Waves has protected through their programs. Each print features [...]

Art for REI Santa Monica

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...

Heal the Bay 2013 Partner Artist

Exciting times!  I've joined forces with Heal the Bay as a 2013 Partner Artist.   I created a painting titled "Kelpafornia" specifically for a line of products to benefit Heal the Bay which include: 1. An 18x24 inch fine art print on sustainably sourced bamboo paper. 2. A 24oz all recycled aluminum water bottle made right here in the USA by Liberty Bottles. 3. A 100% recycled plastic iPhone [...]

SurfAid Cup Malibu Event and Board Art Benefit

This will be the last Board Art Benefit Showing before the big auction October 6th.  They've been adding lots of new artists and lots of new boards to the mix.  Come check it out this weekend September 7th and 8th at The Quiksilver Store at the Malibu Lumberyard. Directions HERE. Should be a good time with lots of folks because there are 2 other surf events going on this [...]

Painted Rocks for Thursday’s Show…

Here's a little peak at some of the beach rocks I've been painting for the installation in Thursday's art show,  "Freedom Riders" in Santa Barbara, CA.  Loving how these things are turning out!  There's something intriguing about painting on something so old.  These are the earth.  Trippyyyyyyy....