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


Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction

Aloha All and Happy Monday!

Wow! What a weekend at the 2011 Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction that Randy Rarrick holds every other year (unfortunately I think that this was the last one!?) It was a great event and so nice to see so many good old friends, artists, surfboard shapers and of course just plain legends!
This year we had a small art gallery up as well with 10 different surf artists from around the country and it was a really nice extra to go along with the auction.

I even had the chance to meet the real life Gidget!

Heather Brown and "Gidget" at the 2011 Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction

I also met surfing and shaping legend Greg Noll

North Shore Artist Heather Brown with Surfing/shaping LEGEND Greg Noll
Chris and I bought a piece of art for our house from good friend and great artist Wade Koniakowski

Chris, Surf Artist Wade Koniakowsky and Surf Artist Heather Brown with new Wade Art!

I brought an original painted on an Alaia that Chris shaped, some originals on skateboards and this original on canvas. All originals are sold except this one below. This is a 24"x30" original on stretched canvas gallery wrapped (art wraps around the edges so framing is not necessary)

Orignal Art by North Shore Oahu Surf Artist Heather Brown

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two New Matted Prints Just Released by Heather Brown


This past weekend at the 2011 Haleiwa Arts Festival, I released 2 new matted prints to the collection!

The first one was a special piece that I did in working up to the Haleiwa Arts Festival and the Hawai'i Canoe Season. The piece is called "Haleiwa Wa'a" The original is a 24x36 and is currently available in the Wyland Gallery in Haleiwa. Here is a shot of "Haleiwa Wa'a"

"Haleiwa Wa'a" by North Shore Oahu Artist Heather Brown

The second release was of the ever popular "Ku'uipo's" I originally painted this piece for my then boyfriend, now husband Chris and the original hangs proudly in our home. I released the limited edition giclees and artist proofs and the edition of 100 plus the 10 AP's sold out in less than 10 months! As there are no more limited edition giclees on canvas, I have decided to release "Ku'uipo's" for a limited time as a matted print. This is a shot of Ku'uipos (Hawaiian for Sweethearts)

"Ku'uipo's matted print by Hawai'i Surf Artist Heather Brown

Monday, July 18, 2011

2011 Haleiwa Arts Festival with Heather Brown


Wow! What a great beautiful and busy weekend at this years Haleiwa Arts Festival!
This was my 5th year exhibiting at the Haleiwa Arts Festival and as always it was a great time.
I was able to meet so many first time collectors as well as see many familiar faces from around the world that came by to see the festival and all of the great art that came together in Haleiwa for the weekend.
Now I am busy getting ready for my display at the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction coming up this Friday and Saturday at the Blaisedale Arena in Honolulu. Friday is from 12-6 pm and Saturday is from 12-3 pm. This will be a gallery exhibit going on in conjunction with the surf auction, art will be available for purchase and will not be auctioned like the vintage boards and surf memorabilia. If you are in the area, you should definitely stop by as this is an event I look forward to going to every other year they hold it as an attendee.
Here are a few pictures from this past weekend at the 2011 Haleiwa Arts Festival.
Original Birds by North Shore Artist Heather Brown. All 5 found a nice warm welcoming home together going back to Northern California

Heather Brown Exhibit at the 2011 Haleiwa Arts Festival

Some of the Original art by Surf Artist and North Shore Artist Heather Brown for the 2011 Haleiwa Arts Festival

Original #670 is a 14"x14" original acrylic on wood panel by Heather Brown. This original is available at

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Heather Brown Exclusives for The Wyland Gallery!


I was asked a few months ago to create two special pieces for The Wyland Gallery here on Oahu that would be an exclusive release in very limited sizes. My normal limited edition giclees come in editions of 100 with 10 additional Hand Highlighted Artist Proofs. These new editions exclusive to The Wyland Gallery are only edition sizes of 25 with 5 hand highlighted Artist Proofs!

I created the first one with Waikiki in mind and the beauty of the summer surf season in Town. I named this piece "Waikiki Surf Girl"
I then went on to create a piece that really says North Shore, so I used the iconic Waimea Church Temple in the background of a nice little barrel. This piece is named "Waimea Shorebreak"

Both of the originals are sold already but there are still some AP's and Limited edition giclees left so please contact The Wyland Gallery in Haleiwa, Waikiki, Lake Tahoe, Maui or Las Vegas to get your hands on one before this very small exclusive limited edition is sold out.

"Waikiki Surf Girl" by North Shore Artist Heather Brown for Wyland Gallery

"Waimea Shorebreak" by Surf Artist Heather Brown for the Wyland Gallery

Monday, July 11, 2011

Heather Brown Shows at The Wyland Galleries on Oahu

Aloha and Happy Monday!

Wow! What a weekend! 2 shows with the Wyland Galleries here on Oahu. On Saturday I was with the Wyland Gallery up near my home in Haleiwa and Sunday I was with the Wyland Gallery in Waikiki on Lewers St. Both shows were fantastic! I am always so happy to share my new art with new and old fans alike and between the two days I was able to spend time and talk to so many people and share my love of surf art, the ocean, living green and Hawai'i! Thank you all so much for coming out and if you were not able to make it to either of the shows, here is a little sampling of some of the original art that I brought.
Now time to get ready for Haleiwa Arts Festival this coming up weekend!

Heather Brown Original Art for Wyland Gallery Oahu Shows July 2011 
Rip Curl Artist of the Search Heather Brown Original Art for Wyland Gallery Oahu Shows July 2011 

Heather Brown Surf Art Original Art framed in Reclaimed Woods for Wyland Gallery Oahu Shows July 2011 

Surf Artist Heather Brown Original Art framed in Reclaimed Woods for Wyland Gallery Oahu Shows July 2011 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Heather Brown Donates Artwork to Two Kids Raising Money for College with a Clever Idea


About six months ago I received an email from two kids from Seattle, Washington asking if I would make some art for them for their Shave Ice business. Well, I generally sift through about 200 emails a day with many requests to create logos, tee shirt designs, etc and with this one being from two kids 3000 miles away, I didn't really take it too seriously and responded to them but had to decline. The next morning I awoke to a thank you email from them that was so sweet and sincere that I anded the torch over to my manager Chris and told him to make it work for them. Well months later this is the "little" Shave Ice Business they have come up with to raise money for college as well as help give back to their community.
Koa and Ava Wright possess the qualities that we all strive for as adults and they don't even have drivers licences yet. I am so proud that I could help them and help them help their community.
Here is a picture of their Shave Ice Truck that is available for hire in the Seattle Area and some links to find them. Stop by their Facebook page and Say "ALOHA!" This is what we should all hope for in the youth of our Country.
Mahalo Koa and Ava (and Dad Ford) for making me take a second look at your great idea, best of luck to you both (which I know you will not need with your great attitudes, manners and ethics)! E Malama Pono!

See them on Facebook Here:

Great News article about them here:

Kuloko's Hawaiian Shave Ice Truck with Custom Graphics by North Shore Artist Heather Brown

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Norther California Tour June 2011 with Heather Brown and High Tide Surf Art

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Happy 4th!
We just returned about a week ago from a 2 week Northern California tour to visit some of my great accounts and galleries up in the areas and do some signings and small shows. The trip was fantastic and we travelled through about 3 seasons in 14 days! Here are some pictures of some of the off times of the trip. If you have not been, I really suggest going to Northern CA, Tahoe, Yosemite, San Francisco, Sausalito, Santa CRuz, Carmel, and many more stops we hit were all so beautiful and the people are all so warm hearted, friendly and helpful. I hope to go back soon for some bigger shows!

Chris and I on the log ride at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk!

Heather Brown at Yosemite Falls

We rented an RV since our schedule was all over the place and a bit hectic. Here we are on the 108 pass (1st day it was opened for the season)

Heather Brown gaining inspiration on the shores of Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe