Kua Aina Illustration
“Country” was conceived from a true experience at Off the Wall, the same reef where the wave at Pipeline breaks, which is depicted here. Steven went surfing with someone for the first time on this bright sunny light offshore day in fun sized surf – by themselves – a rare feat on the north shore of Oahu. An aunty and baby humpback were playing about 45 yards from the break. Once they left, the winds changed unfavorably and a crowd filled the water. Steven and his surf partner for the session turned out to be life long friends. This painting has been made into a print and is available for purchase, personally signed.