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Few artists in history can match the influence of Wyland,
the world’s premier marine life artist. A master artist, sculptor, photographer, and SCUBA diver, Wyland’s journeys across the globe have resulted in some of the most breathtaking scenes in nature art. This year, the artist celebrates thirty five years of Wyland Galleries and 20 years of his non-profit foundation - promoting the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events.  


Join Wyland for his special live appearances to unveil his
latest artworks and releases at Wyland Galleries Hawaii this winter. Check out our event page on our website for more information.

It's the 10th Annual Super Surf At Show at Wyland Gallery Haleiwa. Enjoy 13 of the world's best Ocean Aware
Artists...Wyland, Walfrido, Heather Brown and more. Bring your family, meet your friends and Share your favorites! 

Whether you surf, swim, scuba or spectate, this is your art! Join us for the 10th Annual Surf Art Show Nov 28th and 29th at Wyland Gallery Halewa....the original gallery for Ocean Aware Art on the North Shore!


Featuring Artist

David Wight

Looking back, my first steps toward a life working with glass were taken on a trail in a Caribbean rainforest. The year was 1994 and I had hiked up a small trail toward the sound of moving water. Before me stood a waterfall, a hundred feet high, descending through the forest, ferns, and cliffs. It was a cascade from a painted dream, and I was mesmerized. I watched how the water began to gather in the river above and brake apart into segments as it fell, before collecting into a perfect pool below. As I walked away from the falls, the sound fading, my mind and body felt relaxed with a calm I had never experienced before. On a deep level I had the desire to bring the therapeutic flow of water into lives and homes......

Erik Abel

Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature.

His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to........

Heather Brown

Aloha! My name is Heather Brown and I am a local artist here on the north shore of Oahu. I’m originally from Southern California, but have been living in Hawaii now for 7 years. This island is my home now and I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.

I received my Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with an emphasis in printmaking. I like to work in various mediums including acrylics, photography, woodblock prints, screen prints, intaglio prints, and linocuts.


Walfrido Garcia, known in the art world as simply “Walfrido” was born on November 23,1966 in the Philippines. His Father Edgardo F. Garcia, a well know artist and instructor, came to the United States in 1969 during turbulent times in the Philippines. The family reunited in Los Angeles in 1972. In 1973 they moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where Edgardo taught the fine art of oil painting to his protege Walfrido.

At the age of 14 Walfrido apprenticed with his father. His duties included being a teacher's assistant at their home studio. By the age of 17 Walfrido began teaching classes and workshops of his own. At that time he began showing in fine art galleries in Monterey and Carmel plus attended Ohlone College and San Jose State University....


Marine Life Artist Wyland has earned the distinction as one of America’s most unique creative influences, and a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. An accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and SCUBA diver, he has traveled the farthest reaches of the globe for more than twenty-five years, capturing the raw power and beauty of the undersea universe.

His non-profit Wyland Foundation has supported numerous conservation programs since 1993, including Wyland’s monumental Whaling Wall mural project — an epic series of more than ninety-one life size marine life murals that spans twelve countries on four continents, and is viewed by an estimated 1 billion people every year....

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