VIDEO: Erik Abel talks selfishness, process and his new art collective.

A big thanks to these cool cats for spending some time in the studio with me and putting this little video together.... Produced by Brett Kirkpatrick, Directed by Aron Ives

December Featured Artist on Plywerk – Interview

Check out the latest Q&A with Portland, Oregon bamboo print gurus, Plywerk.  Stoked to be their featured artist for December.  They have been printing our beautiful limited edition, 20"x30", "Kelpafornia" series prints for Heal the Bay. Check out the interview HERE.  If you leave a comment, you'll be entered to win a FREE Plywerk print with my artwork!

Fish Outta Water 037 and 038

Here are a few large Fish Outta Water that are on display and for sale down at NiKau Kai Waterman Shop in Manhattan Beach, CA.  Go check them out of you're in the area.  I also have some other prints and paintings there. These were painted on 3/4" plywood that I traded a six pack of beer for at a residential construction site... "Fish Outta Water 037" © Erik [...]

Movin’ on UP!

The new studio is officially... official.  Monies paid.  Keys in hand.  No turning back.  Going big... 1848 Square feet big. 1848 Square feet of serious Man Cave.  1848 square feet that I can drive my truck into.  1848 square feet that I can skateboard in.  1848 square feet where I can do whatever the hell I want. Artist dream. My time at the WAV has been great but it's time to [...]

2nd Place at Buenaventura Gallery 2013 Juried Show

Me with the new owner of "Bonsai Paradise" Pretty stoked about last nights happenings.  I entered my "Bonsai Paradise" painting into the 27th annual juried show at our local Buenaventura Art Association Gallery... ended up taking 2nd place and selling'er to a new collector!   Good stuff.  Sad to see that one go, definitely one of my favorites.  There is some great work on display in the gallery at [...]

Seasonal Change…

Autumn in Ventura has got to be one of my favorite times of year.  The marine layer disappears, the Channel Islands are crystal clear, NW swells start to show their face and all the points wake up again... and my favorite; Evening glass offs!   It's a good place to be a surfer... and better, a regular foot.   There was a pretty good run of waves this last week... [...]

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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....