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


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heather Brown Original Art for 2011 Christmas Card Available!

Aloha Everyone!
It really is starting to feel like winter on the North Shore of Oahu, we were walking the bike path on Kaua'i a few short days ago in the hot sun and now it has been cold, rainy, windy and we have even had some great massive surf here to grace the Sunset Beach leg of the Van's Triple Crown of Surfing.
Last night we put up Christmas lights and our little tree (a Norfolk Pine that we have had in a pot for the past 3 Christmas's, and it keeps getting bigger and bigger! one day it will be a permanent Christmas tree in our yard) and as we were getting more into the Holiday spirit I decided that I was going to offer up the original art that I created for this years Christmas card up for sale with proceeds going to help families around the USA that are facing tough times this holiday season.
The original is a 8"x11" acrylic on water color paper and will come matted with a white matt board.

2011 Heather Brown Christmas Card Original Art

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Limited Edition "Character's" Show Tee's Now Available!


I hope everybody is having a great weekend and everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had a great time with great friends and family on Kaua'i with beautiful fall Hawiian weather and lots of great food.

I just released the remaining limited edition tee's from my show in Tokyo on November 12. These are the "Characters" tees and they are water based silkscreened on super soft power washed 100% cotton tees. The tee's are sized casual unisex, so girls size down and men size up. These tee's, along with all of our printed products are all done right here on Oahu by talented and hardworking people and companies in our community. To finish them off, I hand pulled some silkscreen hang tags on recycled paper that all have their limited edition #'s. This is a limited edition tee shirt with only 100 being produced in total, so supplies are very limited. Mahalo for checking them out!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Originals Now Available by Heather Brown

Aloha! Hope everyone is off to a great start for their weekend!

I just added two new originals to my website that are now available.

The first one is the original art for my new limited edition publication "Secret Falls" This is the first time I have published a waterfall piece and I think that I have only actually done maybe 3 other original waterfall pieces up to now. I really love how this one came out and the 10"x30" size is so great to really feel the movement of the water. The limited edition of 100 is already about 50% sold out on this piece and all of the hand highlighted artist proofs are sold out.

"Secret Falls" by Heather Brown. New Original and limited edition giclees are now available

The second original now available will also be published into limited edition giclees and artist proofs being released on December 10, 2011 at The Annual Surf Art show at The WYlland Gallery in Haleiwa.
As many of you probably know, I have been a long time supporter of The Surfrider Foundation and have worked with them on many great projects both on a local level in Hawai'i and other locales as well as on a National level. For the past 3 years I have created the poster art for the annual John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards, one of my favorite events to support and attend here in Hawai'i.
This new original is the art created for the awards posters and booklets. I took inspiration on this piece from an original work of the late John Kelly's father, also John Kelly, who created a lot of the beautiful art for Matson and other cruise liners in the 40's and 50's in Hawai'i. I am really stoked on how it came out and it is a bit different than most of the subject matter I usually paint. The original acrylic on canvas in 18"x24".

North Shore Oahu Surf Artist, Heather Brown created this piece especially for the 2011 John Kelly Environmental Achievement Awards on December 10, 2011 at Waimea Valley Center

For more info on the John Kelly Awards, check out:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fan Photo's from Heather Brown's "Character's" Show in Tokyo

Photos from the Heather Brown Character's show on 11.12.11 at The Heather Brown Gallery in Tokyo, Japan

Photos from Surf Artist Heather Brown's Character's show on 11.12.11 at The Heather Brown Gallery in Tokyo, Japan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Heather Brown's Character's Show November 12, 2011 at Heather Brown Gallery Tokyo, Japan


Wow, what a busy few weeks! Nice to be back in Hawai'i and surfing and sleeping in my own bed!

What a great time in Japan, thank you to everyone who came out to my "Character's" show at The Heather Brown Gallery in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan. The show was so much fun! Thank you also for your patience in waiting in the long lines, I had so much fun meeting everyone and taking lots of pictures!

For those of you who could not be there, here are some pictures from the show

Orignal Characters Paintings by North Shore Oahu artist Heather Brown

Original Art from Heather Brown Character's Show on November 12, 2011 at The Heather Brown Gallery in Tokyo, Japan
Bird Linocuts framed in Reclaimed wood frames for Heather Brown Characters show 11.12.11 Tokyo Heather Brown Gallery
Character's Show original by Heather Brown

Heather Brown with fans waiting outside the Heather Brown Gallery in Tokyo for the "Characters" show on 11.12.11
Mahalo for waiting in line! See you again soon! Aloha, Heather Brown

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Life at Sea Level Merchandise available by Heather Brown


As I am busy getting ready for my show this Saturday at the Heather Brown Gallery in Tokyo, I just realized that we still have a few items left from my last show "Life at Sea Level"

We have a few of the Limited Edition IPhone 4/4s cases left from the show, we only produced an edition of 25 and we now have 4 left. They are all signed and numbered.
Heather Brown's "Life at Sea Level" limited edition Iphone 4/4S covers

We also have some of the limited edition silkscreen prints left both framed (right here at our studio using all reclaimed wood from old Hawaiian homes) and unframed. These prints are ALL hand highlighted and the edition size is only 35. Print size is 11"x14" matt size is 16"x20"

"Life at Sea Level" Limited edition hand highlighted silkscreen print by Heather Brown

"Life at Sea Level" limited edition silkscreen print framed with all reclaimed woods by Heather Brown

If you are interested in any originals that may be left over from the show, please contact Mu'umu'u Heaven in Kailua directly at 808.263.3366 or by email at

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fun in San Francisco with Heather Brown, Rip Curl, Green Day and Kelly Slater!


What a whirlwind week! Chris and I left here at 3:30 am on Tuesday to catch our flight to San Francisco and get in some of the action of day 1 of the Rip Curl "Somewhere in San Francisco" Search contest to watch some of the worlds best surfers compete for the first time in Northern California. As many of you know, I have been working with Rip Curl for about 4 years now so it was great to go out there and connect with my Rip Curl Family and enjoy a few days in the City by the Bay.

We arrived to absolutely beautiful weather, sunny, clear, warm and....waves! Some fun swell brought out some great competition as we watched day 1 and 2 down at the beach. We even were right there to watch Kelly Slater win his 11th world title (well kind of win, maybe in hi next heat, see ASP blunders) It was such an exciting day not only with the great surfers from around the world, but being there to see North Shore friends and locals Pancho Sullivan, John John Florence and Freddy P all doing there thing in San Fran!

The first night we were treated to a very cool surprise show put on by Surfrider Foundation and Rip Curl featuring Ty Segall, Kut U Up and very special surprise guests, Green Day!

Green Day plays live at a surprise show for the Surfrider foundation and Rip Curl. November 1, 2011
The second day, the contest was on and conditions were perfect, we had a great perspective from the scaffolding and waters edge.

Rip Curl pro "Somewhere in San Francisco" WCT contest, November 2, 2011 
Great vantage point for the 2011 Rip Curl "somewhere in san francisco" WCT contest

Rip Curl in San Francisco with Heather Brown
Kelly Slater after winning his heat and due to an ASP blunder, thinking that he just won the 2011 World Title, which will be his 11th! Sure he will clinch it in his next heat, congrats Kelly!!

Thursday they held the Grom Search and the weather was cold, rainy and windy!! With our thin blood from the Islands, we decided it was a work day, but in between, we checked out SF MOMA and a great gallery holding a really cool exhibition inspired by Wes Anderson's movies called "Bad Dads". The show will be up for a few more weeks at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. I love Wes Anderson movies so much and Life Aquatic seems to be the only movie I could watch on repeat, so this was a must see show for me. 

A small sample of the "Bad Dads" show with art inspired by Wes Anderson's movies
Then we walked a mile to get to the best pizza in the USA and hadthe award winning Coal Fired Margheritta Pizza at Tony's in North Beach! MMMMmmmmmm!

Tony's Pizza, North Beach San Francisco
Then back on a plane and back home to finish up the work for my November 12, 2011 show at the Heather Brown Gallery in Tokyo! Time to paint! Mahalo and have a great weekend!