I am excited to let you know that we are now making my limited release wood panel prints with sustainable bamboo frames too! We are still making our traditional wood panel prints but we wanted to add something else, a different type of look and feel from the other pieces.
For years I was painting on reclaimed wood panels that my husband would make for me and I always loved the organic feel of the pieces, the way the wood grain wood peak out in places and add to the overall feel of the piece. I think that is why I have been so in love with the look of my art printed on wood too. With the prints, Chris and I go through each one individually and decide on what panels will go with certain images the best, the grain patterns and structure. We have worked tirelessly on our color management and opaque qualities of the inks so we can maintain the fine art quality of the pieces while also showcasing the natural beauty of the wood in each individual piece. One of my other favorite things about the process is that each and every surf art print on wood maintains it own uniqueness making each one a one of a kind piece.
Below are some of the pieces that were just released.
"Free Surf" is a piece I did a few years back when I was living at Off the Wall ( a popular surf spot on the north shore of Oahu) One of those houses through the barrel was mine!
|Surf Art Wood Panel by Heather Brown|
I love listening to Bob Marley when I am painting the day away, it makes me happy, calm and inspired. I feel that I have made a good few pieces with working titles "3 Little Birds" and this is one from a few years back. I always felt these birds knew exactly what Bob was singing about.
|Heather Brown Bird Art "3 Little Birds"|
When I was attending the University of Hawai'i at Manoa for my Bachelors of Fine Arts program I worked in a small aquarium on Kalakaua Ave (its no longer there unfortunately) and my job was to feed the fish and clean the tank using scuba equipment. I always loved that job so much because every day I could spend a couple of hours underwater in this calm and serene world surrounded by all these friendly and very domesticated fish. They were so inspiring to me that I did my graduation BFA show centered around fish prints that I had made with all semi-fictional and really funny looking fish. Once in a while, I still spend a week or so working on fish pieces and these yellow tangs are two of my favorites!
|Heather Brown Surf Art Hawaii "Yellow Tangs"|
When I am on tour around the World, the leading question I get is always "Why do you love Hawai'i so much" They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and I say that this piece below kind of screams my answer!
|Surf Art wood panel by Hawaii artist Heather Brown|
Yes, I LOVE painting cute birds!
|Heather Brown Art Original Bird Art on Wood Panels|
Each year I take part in a great group art show, The Annual Wyland Gallery Haleiwa Surf Art Show, which happens during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawai'i. A few years back I painted this piece based on an old photo of Billy Hamilton, perhaps one of the most stylish surfers ever, surfing at Pupukea. This is one of the real "surf art" pieces that I still love to look at after all the years that have passed since I have painted it. It still gives me the feeling of pure stoke to go out and surf and reminds me of how lucky we are to have so many fun waves to play in on the North Shore
|"Pupukea Surf" wood panel surf art print by Heather Brown|
More funny fish! This original was done for a really fun show I did at Mu'umu'u Heaven on Oahu's east side in Kailua. The show was called "Life at Sea Level" and is still one of my favorite shows I have ever done.
|Heather Brown Under the Sea Fish on Wood Panel|
"Happy Wave" Sometimes the most simple paintings give me the most joy. I created Happy Wave for a special customer who was dealing with cancer treatment at the time and the family wanted to have a small piece of art to put above the hospital bed that would bring smiles after numerous painful treatments. I was so happy to hear that it brought so many smiles in the hospital and even happier to hear that they are doing great now and living a full life!
|Surf Art Wood Panel Print by Heather Brown "Happy Wave"|
This cute little guy was painted as part of a set of the Surfing Bird Ohana. You can also adopt his sister, father and mom!
|Surfing Bird wood panel print by Hawaii Surf Artist Heather Brown|
I love painting these tonal pieces, they remind me so much of early morning surf checks and walks on the beach. You can almost feel the coolness of the air and water with the colors of the paint.
|Tonal Surf Art by Heather Brown|