This lovely lady got one of my sketchbook sketches permanently inked...
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 [...]
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" [...]
Neptune, the Roman god of the water and the sea, has been showing up in my sketchbook lately. I haven't painted my tribal looking faces in a few years and for some reason I got inspired to paint a few more the other day. And since surfing is my only religion, I figured I'd pay a little tribute to the ancient sea God with his beard of fish scales [...]