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


Friday, March 29, 2013

Heather Brown Announces First Stops on Spring 2013 Japan Tour!

Aloha Everyone!

I hope everyone has had a great week and is gearing up for a beautiful weekend! I am busy busy busy painting and preparing for my upcoming Japan tour in April. I am so excited to get back to Japan, show some new art, meet great people and eat delicious food!

My schedule for April in Japan is:

April 27, 2013 I will be at the annual Hawaiian Festival in Odaiba ( I was also picked to create the art for the festival this year! I will show everyone the art as soon as I can!)
The Hawaiian FEstival in Odaiba runs from April 17, 2013-April 30, 2013 but I will personally be there on Saturday April 27 all day, so please come by and say "ALOHA!"

お台場 ハワイ フェスティバル
期間:4月 27日(土)~5月 6日(月)
来店日:4月 27日(土)

April 28, 2013 I will be at the Osaka Takashimaya shop in Osaka. The Heather Brown Gallery will have a mini gallery inside the Osaka Takashimya shop from April 17, 2013 through April 30, 2013 but I will personally be there on Sunday April 28, 2013. I hope to meet you there!

ヘザー ブラウン ギャラリー 期間限定ショップ
ところ:高島屋 大阪店
期間:4月 17日(水)~4月 30日(火)
来店日:4月 28日(日)

April 29, 2013 I will be holding a very special 4 Year Anniversary show at the Heather Brown Gallery in Daikanyama, Tokyo! I am so excited to share this special day with fans, collectors, friends and everyone who comes by to say "Aloha" I am so proud that our little gallery in Japan is able to perpetuate Aloha on a daily basis in Tokyo and I am honored to have such a great staff to make it all happen there for me! I hope to see you there!!

ヘザー ブラウン ギャラリー 4周年スペシャル パーティー
ところ:ヘザー ブラウン ギャラリー
期間:4月 29日(月)

We will have some new special limited edition items at the shows that you will surely want to get before they sell out, if you can not make any of the shows, but are interested in any art or specialty items, please contact the Heather Brown Gallery in Daikanyama and they will be happy to help. you can contact them through their website

Here is a little clip from my last show in October 2012 at The Heather Brown Gallery in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hawaii Surf Artist Heather Brown and Rip Curl Collaborations

Aloha Everyone! Here is a cool little video that shows how my inspiration came about for my newest upcoming line with Rip Curl. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring is Here!


Wow! Spring is in the air!! Chris and I are in Colorado for a few more days then heading back home to the North Shore and getting into gear for my spring Japan Tour and lots of shows through out the summer in Hawaii and some mainland appearances too!

The weather in Colorado is warming up and you can now see that there is some earth under all the snow! With the warmer weather and grass and berries showing up, we have seen a whole lot more wildlife coming through our yard and it is so exciting for us as we don;t see these types of animals around the North Shore.

A couple of days ago we had a family of deer come and feed in our yard and they were so beautiful and peaceful we watched them for hours.

Deer in Telluride, Colorado

Then yesterday when we were eating dinner, the dogs started going crazy looking out the windows into our backyard and we saw this cute little coyote looking for food.

Coyote in our yard in Telluride, CO
This little guy/girl came around looking for some food where the snow was melting away
So it is here! Spring!! Even all of our friends in Japan have been enjoying the early Sakura (cherry blossom) season and gearing up for a great spring/summer ahead.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jack Johnson sharing Heather Brown Art to the World

Mahalo to Jack Johnson for his support for my art and Kokua Foundation Hawaii!

Today, March 21, 2013 is the last day to vote! Please follow this link and vote today!

Jack Johnson playing with 2008 Kokua Festival Art by Heather Brown in the background

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vote Heather Brown in Verizon/Modern Luxury 4g4hopehawaii


Tomorrow is the last day to vote, please get your votes in and tell your friends and family!
Aloha! These guys will be so happy if you vote for Heather Brown and the Kokua Hawaii Foundation in the Verizon/Modern Luxury #4g4hopehawaii campaign to win Kokua Foundation $10,000! Voting ends tomorrow, please vote and share. Follow the link here:

Hawaii Artist Heather Brown's Kokua Festival Art. Vote in the #4g4hopehawaii campaign to win the Kokua Foundation $10,000!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Heather Brown and The Kokua Foundation

Aloha Everyone!

As many as you know, I am still competing in the Verizon #4g4HopeHawaii Campaign to win $10,000 for the Kokua Foundation of Hawai'i.

I would appreciate your vote so much as the Kokua Foundation is such a great organization here in Hawai'i and their effects are felt through out the world because of the visitors that come through our beautiful Islands each year.

You can vote for me here to help win the $10,000 for the Kokua Foundation, but hurry, voting ends on March 20!!  Please Please take a minute to vote and if you can spare an extra 30 seconds, please share with your friends and family!

I am often asked why I support the Kokua Foundation, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you.

I first started working with the Kokua Foundation through Jack and Kim Johnson in 2007 getting prepared for the 2008 Kokua Festival. They had purchased some art from me at one of my shows and I was flattered and shocked when they had come to me and asked if I would be interested in creating the art for the 2008 festival.

Hawaii Artist Heather Brown Kokua Festival Tee Shirt from 2008

I have to admit, at that point in my life I had made some small changes to be more eco friendly, I recycled when I could and thought about what could be done to be a better steward of our environment, but hadn't fully grasped the scope of what needed to be done in our Islands, Country and the World to start reversing our impact. Once I had been working with Jack, Kim and the great people at the Kokua Foundation I started to realize how heavy our impact really is on the world and how I could make small changes to my life (that wouldn't hurt at all!!) and help to keep a better world for us and generations to come. The first big "slap to my face" was learning about the huge negative impact of single use plastics (now of course we all know this is a huge problem and it is really in the public eye) but honestly, in 2007 I had never really thought about it too much, we all drank plastic water bottles and got our groceries double bagged when we went shopping etc. I have always been a huge lover of the sea and all of the creatures that live in our Worlds waterways as well as being a Dive Master and boat captain, so when I started seeing the facts about the negative impacts of single use plastics, I knew that I wanted to use my art and the small amount of popularity that I had gained to start making a stand. With the Kokua Foundation, I created the art for the first Plastic Free Haleiwa Campaign in early 2008.
You can see the initial press release here:

The mission was to get the people and businesses of Haleiwa, Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu to pledge to be Plastic Free. On a side note, when people ask me where the best place in the world is since I travel so much, I never hesitate to say Hawai'i and of course my beloved North Shore, not only because of the great surf, weather and beauty, but because we as a community are not afraid to sand up and do the right thing!

Our first product was the Plastic Free Haleiwa Re-usable shopping bag.

Plastic Free Haleiwa bag by Heather Brown and The Kokua Foundation
 Then some re-usabe water bottles and the birth of Plastic Free Hawai'i! The Kokua Foundation realized that we could make a difference for the whole state, not just our little home paradise on the North Shore
Surf Artist Heather Brown created the logo for the Kokua Foundation Plastic Free Hawai'i
Since the early days of working with The Kokua Foundation, I have learned so much from them and the great volunteers and people that work with them that as a family, now we have stopped using all single use plastics, we recycle EVERYTHING and we compost on our property with worms and we are constantly thinking about our carbon footprint both at our Island home and where ever we travel around the world.
Not only has the Kokua Foundation made a huge impact in our personal lives and the lives of millions around the islands and the world but they have made a huge impact in my professional life and how we run our business. Chris and I are constantly trying to figure out ways to make our business more eco-friendly and in the past years we have switched to all water based printing for textiles, I only paint with water based paints, we print our matted prints on post commercial bleach free sugar cane paper, matt our prints with recycled paper matt board, we only use reclaimed woods for our frames and we are constantly partnering with companies and organizations that are doing the right things.

I know this has been awfully longwinded for a blog entry, but I hope that you got this far and can help support me in voting and sharing so the Kokua Foundation can win this $10,000!!

Please visit the Kokua Foundation's website to see all of their other GREAT initiatives as I have only scratched the surface in this blog.

Mahalo Nui Loa!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Remembering March 11, 2011 for Japan

Aloha Everyone!

 Today, March 11, 2013 marks the second anniversary for the horrible earthquake and tsunami that devastated large parts of Japan. Many people that I have spoken with have told me that this day represents a day for hope. Hope for the future and gratitude for the present is how I will be spending my day. Today is a day to remember those friends and family members who are no longer with us because of this tragedy and to join together as a World to resonate Hope for Japan and the rest of this small World we all call Home.

Please join in by sharing your Hope for the future and your Positive feeling with everyone you come in contact with. We have 1 World and we are 1 People, lets share our gratitude and have a Great Day.

Aloha Nui Loa for all of your continued support, positive feelings, smiles and happiness!

I created this art for Wailea Jewelery company to sell with 100% of the sales to go to victims of the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami.
Na Na Na Moe means to never give up on your dream. Our Worldwide dream is Peace and Happiness, lets all help spread it one person at a time.

Hawaii Artist Heather Brown created this art for the victims of the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fun in Telluride Colorado


Just wanted to post a few pictures today. Nature is so Beautiful and I feel so lucky to be enjoying it.

Heather Brown enjoying some water from her Plastic Free Hawaii bottle from the Kokua Foundation in backcountry Telluride Colorado

This beautiful deer showed up in the yard this morning to say ALOHA
Chris SNowboarding in Telluride Colorado

My inspiration at my Telluride Colorado studio is a bit different form my North Shore Oahu Studio! Icicle's outside my studio window this morning

Hawaii's Heather Brown riding powder days in Telluride Colorado

Sometimes you need to create your own path in life

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hawaii Surf Artist Heather Brown Competing in the Verizon/Modern Luxury #4G4HopeHawaii Campaign to Win $10k for The Kokua Foundation

Aloha and Happy Aloha Friday!

I hope that everyone has had a great week and is preparing for a fun and relaxing weekend!

I am so excited to announce that I was chosen as one of the four celebrities in Hawaii to compete for $10,000 to go to the charity of my choice in the Verizon and Modern Luxury magazine 4G 4Hope Hawaii campaign! I have to say that I am totally flattered as I have never thought of myself as a celebrity in any stretch of the imagination like the other 3 celebrities I was grouped with, the super talented Jake Shimabukuro, one of the most exciting surfers to watch Jamie O'Brien and the Hawaii Movie/TV star Kristina Anapau but I will totally accept this as my main goal is to win the $10,000 for my charity which I chose as The Kokua Foundation.

Please Vote For Heather Brown in the Verizon Modern Luxury #4G4HopeHawaii Campaign to win $10k for the Kokua Foundation

What I ask for from you is to please vote for me and the Kokua Foundation for this great opportunity and then please share with all of your friends, family and social media sites so we can all gather around and help the Kokua Foundation with these funds!

Please Vote For Heather Brown in the Verizon Modern Luxury #4G4HopeHawaii Campaign to win $10k for the Kokua Foundation

To vote, please visit:
and vote for Heather Brown. After voting you can share on social media, by email or any other way you can think!

The Godmother of Modern Surf Art, Hawaii's own Heather Brown needs your vote in the Verizon Modern Luxury #4G4Hope Hawaii Campaign to win $10k for her charity of choice, The Kokua Foundation

You can also see my profile on the Verizon/Modern Luxury site here:

I really appreciate the continued support from everyone and I am so happy to have you all support not only me and my art but the Kokua Foundation!

You can learn more about this great foundation at their website here:

I have worked closely with the Kokua Foundation for many years now and have created art for them for the Kokua Festival featuring Jack Johnson, their Plastic Free Haleiwa work, Plastic Free Hawaii and Plastic Free Schools. They are truly the best people and they all work so hard to help teach the children and communities around Hawaii about our environmental impact and what we can do to be better stewards of our land.