Saturday, December 7th, 5pm-8pm
Meet and greetthe artists in person Wyland Gallery Haleiwa.
Featuring : Heather Brown, Erik Abel, Trey Surtees,Eduardo Bolioli, Taylor Slater, Ledyard, Jay Alders special appearance Wyland.
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.
Hailed a “Marine Michaelangelo” by USA Today, Wyland’s work is sought by millions of collectors and his galleries throughout the United States are considered a must-see on the itineraries of travelers everywhere. His equally successful Wyland Foundation, in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around engaged in teaching millions of students around our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.
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........
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...
Nathan began painting in his last semester of college. However, it was only until a few years later, when his friends started getting married and he started needing wedding presents, that his artistic endeavors really took hold. One painting led to another and soon his marrying friends all came to expect one of Nathan's paintings. Having painted everything from animals to musicians for other people, he recently decided to direct his artistic focus to what he truly loves- the ocean and surfing. He painted his first wave in 2011...
Hawaii Seascape and Crazy Tiki artist Trey Surtees, was born in Pensacola, Florida. His father was a very talented artist and had the most influence on the creative endeavors of Trey's life. His mother was also an artist and specialized in floral paintings. Starting out as a caricature, portrait and airbrush artist, he later followed his passion and became a painter of the sea. His passion for surfing and kayaking has inspired Trey to translate to canvas, for others to experience, his love of the ocean and all its power and majesty.
Taylor Slater.Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Taylor is a self-taught artistinspired by the tranquil beauty of the sea. Taylor has had the opportunity totravel to some of the most beautiful places on the planet with herfather,11x world champion surfer, Kelly Slater. Shehas witnessed firsthand the widespread impact plastic waste has on our world’soceans and its marine life. Her dream is to see a forever clean ocean.
Jay Alders is an internationally acclaimed fine artist, photographer & designer whose distinctive style & imaginative prowess is recognized around the world. His intricate brushwork, intense colors & superb compositions bring to life his signature elongated figures & stylized forms.
After moving to United States in the late seventies, Eduardo Bolioli studied at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York.
In the mid-eighties, he moved to Honolulu where he started making a living by painting surfboards for pro surfers, such as World Champions Shaun Tomson, Sunny Garcia and Martin Potter. He soon became the art director for Blue Hawaii Surf and later on for Local Motion. He also designed T-Shirts for surf brands like Quicksilver, Billabong and Gotcha during that period.