These guys can REALLY stick to their boards! Check out those very hip puka shells and pierced breathing nozzle!
This Hawaiian painting is part of my "Surfing 'Aumakua Series". 'Aumakua are Hawaiian spirit guardians that watch over an 'Ohana (family). 'Aumakua can take many forms, including octopus, turtles and sharks. In this series I am celebrating the "free spirit" of Aloha as expressed through the 'Aumakua taking the form of the wonderful creatures of the sea.
The "free spirits" of these sea creatures celebrate the harmony with the sea. Laughter and life's simple pleasures are all part of Aloha. Look for the personalities of these sea creatures coming through in their own magical ways.