I'll have a bunch of new original paintings as well as my new Limited Edition prints on wood at this years Annual Surf Art Show at Wyland Gallery, Haleiwa, HI. on the North Shore of Oahu. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it in person this year. Sad face. Check it out if you happen to be there... and drink a Mai Tai for me. WHAT: 10th Annual Surf [...]
The fine folks over at Carver Skateboards recently asked if they could put my painting "In All of Us" on a skateboard deck. I said "Sure" If you've never ridden a Carver, you're in for a treat. Their special trucks make it feel like surfing. Purchase this skateboard HERE >> Also, this original painting is now available in my Store HERE >>
"Erik Abel has a striking style that is nothing if not beachy. Reminiscent of ancient Hawaiian tribal art, Abel modernizes the form with vibrant colors and textured grid patterns, but it wouldn't be surprising if anyone had his pieces tattooed across their backs. Here he answers our five questions with candid detail. You'll want to stick around until the end, because his advice is golden…." Read More I got a [...]
Here's a little time-lapse vid of me painting "Welcome to the Jungle"... 3 panels bolted together forming a 96"x48"x3" piece. Medium: Acrylic paint, illustration markers and colored pencil topped off with a few glossy Polycrylic clear coats. It's currently available at Art Whino Gallery, National Harbor, MD as part of the Branching Out show. Contact the gallery for inquires.
I'm headed back to DC for another showing of art at Art Whino Gallery. Can't believe it's already been 5 years since the last time I had a show out there... and got so smashed I fell in the Potomac River. I vaguely remember standing in the lobby of the hotel dripping wet and muddy yelling about something to someone... but that's another story for another time. "Branching Out" [...]