My name is Heather Brown and I am an artist on the North Shore of Oahu. You can see my art at


Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Creation of Heather Brown's Diamond Head Surf Art Limited Release print

In about 2003-2004 I was surfing out at Pop's in Waikiki on a gorgeous summer day. The water was the most beautiful blue, the whitewater dancing off the sea surface, the sun shining down upon us and the absolute beauty of Le'ahi, the Hawaiian name for Diamond Head, washing over me.
I must have studied it for hours and barely caught a wave as I watched the puffy white clouds slowly move behind the beautiful natural monument as if they were trying to show off Le'ahi for all of us lucky enough to see it. I must have watched until about a half hour past sunset watching the last bits of light refract of the beautiful curves.
I caught a wave in, rushed onto my moped, rode home and went directly to my easel to try and capture some of what I saw that day. After a few different renditions over the next couple of weeks, I finally decided that this was the version that I wanted to release out to the world.
I always hope that as much as the joy and Aloha are transmitted through my paintings, so is the Beauty that we all need to cherish and protect.
Diamond Head is now available as a Limited Release Fine Art print on paper We offer it framed in a float mount frame in black or white and also rolled for each and cheap shipping and you can put it in the frame of your choice .

Diamond Head by Modern Surf Artist Heather Brown

Tropical Surf Art of Diamond Head by Heather Brown

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

In 2005 through 2009 I was painting every night after working as a dive master and boat captain on the North Shore. While now, I certainly like my zzzzzz's, I always think about the days living in a 300 square foot place, waking up in the morning, going to work, coming home, moving all my furniture and everything I had our of the way so I could paint, matt prints, stretch giclees and package everything. While it was very tiring (from never getting enough sleep) and I was working multiple jobs to fuel my passion I would never give up that time. I never thought my art would be accepted, so I thank you all for your support and Aloha through the years! When I get tired at my easel, I think of your smiles, when I am hand embellishing Artist proofs, I think of the times that we shared our Aloha together and when I see someone connect with my art, it brings me more smiles and the warmth in my heart that only your happiness can bring.
I painted Spring during that period and it was the first piece that I did on a more monochromatic tone. It was and is still one of my absolute favorite pieces to this day.
Mahalo! Mahalo!! Mahalo!!!

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Heather Brown Modern Surf Art "Spring" Limited Release giclee on paper

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Framed "Spring" by Heather Brown

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Iconic Pipeline Limited Release Print by Heather Brown Surf Art

Ever since I was in high school and would see pictures of the massive surf on the North Shore of Oahu I was completely drawn to Pipeline in particular. With Pipeline's big steep walls, barrels you could drive a bus through, stiff spray coming off the lips as the trade winds groom these ocean beasts to perfection and the spit coming from deep inside the waves energy as it hurls itself to the beach.
WOW!! This was my first published piece I painted of Pipeline. After doing many etchings, serigraphs and paining studies of this seven mile miracle wonder, I finally decided to publish this piece back in 2007.
12 years later and we are now introducing Pipeline again as a Limited Release Deckled Edge Print on beautiful cold press matte paper. You can get these rolled (for easy and cheap shipping and you can frame as you please) or we offer a black and white float mounted frame option that really make the piece pop. Aloha and Mahalo always!

Pipeline by Heather Brown

Hawai'i Modern Surf Art by Heather Brown

Modern Hawai'i Surf Art of Pipeline North Shore Oahu by Heather Brown

Friday, September 20, 2019

Happy Aloha Friday from Heather Brown Surf Art

Happy ALOHA Friday!
Wishing you a weekend filled with happiness, Aloha and if you are lucky enough, some great surf!
Mahalo always for your continued support of me and my art for the past 15+ years! I hope that my art can help make you smile as much as each one of you makes me smile ear to ear each day!!
#heatherbrown #surfart

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Heather Brown Modern Surf Art Hawai'i

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Heather Brown Surf Art Cork Journals Now Available!!

So happy to finally release my new line of sustainable cork journals! All available lined pages or blank
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Heather Brown Modern Surf Art Cork Journals
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Heather Brown Surf Art Hawai'i Map Cork Journal

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Hula Girl Cork Journal by Hawaii Surf Artist Heather Brown

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Hawaii Map Cork Journal by Heather Brown

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Surf Girl Cork Journal by Heather Brown, Waikiki Hawaii

Monday, September 2, 2019

Happy Cow Vegan Artwork by Heather Brown

ALOHA September!!
This September I wanted to showcase my unconditional love to all animals. Happy Cow was inspired by the recent closure of a dairy farm here in Hawai'i and all of the wonderful people who have been adopting them to save them from slaughter. I hope each and every cow will end up in a beautiful Hawaiian pasture to spend their days smelling the plumeria and feasting on grass. Every Earthling deserves to live their best life!

Available for a limited time only for the month of September is one of my favorite recent pieces, Happy Cow! Happy Cow is available for the month of September only as a matted print on sustainable sugar cane paper and an open edition Giclee on canvas.

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Heather Brown Hawaii Surf Art presents Happy Cow for the month of September 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Waikiki Logging Modern Surf Art by Hawai'i Artist Heather Brown

One last surf at my favorite secret spot with my hubby then off to Japan my Japan Summer Tour Tomorrow! Please check with Greenroom Gallery Japan for all details!
Hope to see you at one of my shows this coming week or in the water today! Aloha!
#surfart #heatherbrown #waikiki #Aloha #modernsurfart

Waikiki Logging is currently available as an open edition matted print on sustainable sugar cane paper in multiple sizes as well as a wood panel print. Click on any image below to be taken to product details.

”Logging is a surf term meaning to ride heavy glassed, single fin classic styled longboards. I love watching people ride these classic lines in Waikiki as it conjures the memories of the old surfing pictures I would see as a young kid.”

- H.Brown

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Waikiki Logging by Hawai'i Modern Surf Artist Heather Brown

"Waikiki Logging" combines the best elements of Heather Brown's surf art: tanned surfers, the perfect blue Hawaii waves, and the lush Hawaiian landscape in the background.

Matted print by North Shore Oahu Surf Artist Heather Brown. This print comes with an embossed mat and is created on recycled and sustainable sugarcane paper. It includes a brief biography of the artist attached to the back and is available in 3 sizes.

To accompany your print, we have a selection of hand-crafted framesavailable in a variety of colors to suit your decorating needs. We strive to use as much re-purposed and recycled wood as possible in the building of our frames.

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Heather Brown Surf Art Matted Print of Waikiki Logging

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Diamond Head, Surfing and Heather Brown Art
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Heather Brown Surf Art Wood Panel Print of Waikiki Logging

Wood panel prints featuring some of Heather Brown's favorite images from her past paintings. These panel prints start with two perfectly sanded wood panels sealed together, and artwork is then printed onto the surface. Each wood panel may have unique imperfections, which gives the printed artwork wonderful character. In fact, no two prints are ever the same!

  • 11" x 14" medium sized split wood panel (1-1/2" depth with wood mount)

  • Artwork may vary slightly from pictured: Panels may include knots, splits, and other natural wood characteristics

  • Signature on front of print

  • Includes wood bars mounted on back for easy display!

Tropical Hawaii artist Heather Brown has gained a worldwide reputation for her unique style and depictions of idealistic Hawaiian landscapes including sandy beaches, epic waves, figurative surfers, and exotic tropical flowers.