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


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Surf Girl by Kaua'i Surf Artist Heather Brown

I'm often asked about the first piece of art that I sold. While I honestly can't remember (wish I could) it was so many years ago before I ever thought of pursuing art full time that I never really thought about remembering those details at the time.
While this piece, Surf Girl, was probably after the first 50-75 paintings I sold (sold a ton of my art when I was in Art school on Ebay and to friends) Surf Girl to me will always be the piece that I really think of as one of my first "real" pieces that set me on a track of working as a full time artist. I painted about 10 studies of this piece and it originally started out as an Intaglio print when I was still in school, but this was the final "Surf Girl" that I released as a limited edition giclee and now as a matter print on sugar cane paper as well as a wooden print.
It is always fun and sometimes difficult to look back on my older art as I see so much room for refinement, but then I love the nostalgia and the more cubist feel of them. Not many of my older images remain in my current catalog of available art, but the ones that do, like Surf Girl, have a strong tie to my heart.
Aloha and Mahalo for the years of support and friendship around the world!

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Kauai Artist Heather Brown's iconic surf art piece "Surf Girl"

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Original Surf Art by Heather Brown for August 12 Wyland Gallery Haleiwa Show

Here is one of the originals I created for my show this Saturday August 12 at The Wyland Gallery in Haleiwa! Show runs from 1-4pm at the Wyland Gallery in the North Shore Marketplace in Historic Haleiwa Town on the North Shore of Oahu! Hope you can make it! If you can't make it but are interested in originals from the show, please contact the Wyland Gallery in Haleiwa directly and they can help you out getting some original art!
Mahalo nui loa for your continued support!

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Heather Brown Original Surf Art for Wyland Gallery Haleiwa show August 12, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kaua'i Surf Artist Heather Brown releases new Limited Edition Print!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Just released a new Limited Edition (only 25 in edition!!) giclee print on deckled edged paper that is float mounted and framed called Sliding into the Weekend.
I LOVE the way these pieces are coming out and they are a fun way to get a fun piece of art that is ready to hang and has a neat unique quality to it.

Sliding into the Weekend by Hawaii Surf Artist Heather Brown

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Heather Brown's surf girl art "Sliding into the Weekend"

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Surf Art by Heather Brown "Sliding into the Weekend"
Find this piece and many more surf art and tropical Hawai'i inspired art at

Monday, July 24, 2017

Surf Monkeys Surf Art by Heather Brown

Aloha and Happy Monday!
Here is another new Limited Edition (only 25!!) Giclee on deckled edged paper, float mounted and framed, that was just released! This is my favorite one, Surf Monkey's. A few years back Chris, his daughters and myself took a 2 week RV trip in California and on a few rainy and cold coastal days up north we spent the days watercoloring and sketching together. This piece was inspired by one of the sketches I did of us as Monkeys. I had not seen the sketch in years and then we were doing some studio cleaning and found the book full of all of our art from the trip. I painted a new original of it for my last tour this Spring and am stoked to release it as a fine art print. Hope you enjoy! Mahalo nui loa for your continued support and Aloha!

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Surf Art by Heather Brown, Surf Monkeys 
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Heather Brown Surf Art "Surf Monkeys"

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Heather Brown Gallery Pop Up at Isetan Shinjuku

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Heather Brown Surf Art Display at Isetan Shinjuku in Japan

Aloha Friends in Japan! The Heather Brown Gallery ヘザーブラウンギャラリー has a fun pop up gallery located at the Isetan Shinjuku Store! If you are in the area, you should go and check it out!
伊勢丹新宿店 本館2階にてヘザーブラウンギャラリーPOP UP STOREがスタートしました♫

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hawai"i Artist Heather Brown creates main visual for 2017 Odaiba Hawai'i Festival

Aloha Everyone!

Stoked to announce that one of my projects in the studio the winter has finally become public! I created a new piece called Hula Girl for the 2017 Odaiba Hawai'i Festival held just outside Tokyo each year. This is the largest Hawaiian festival in Japan each year showcasing the beauty of Hula, Hawaiian music, art, and of course, great food!
This was my first ever attempt at painting a hula girl. For years i have been concentrating my creative efforts on the beauty of Hawaii art, tropical art, surf art but have always shied away from trying to depict a hula girl I was hesitant because of my fear of doing it wrong. To me, the art of hula, has always had me in absolute awe. From the beauty of the preparation that these beautiful artists go through, the years and years of training, not only on the actual movements but of the history and reasoning, to the storytelling through their movements on stage! This to me was what Hawai'i was when I was a little girl and to me, it still speaks HAWAI'I so loudly to me. I am happy that I finally made the attempt, and I am happy with the piece, I hope you enjoy it as well.

Here is the main visual for the 2017 Odaiba Hawai'i festival.

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Odaiba Hawai'i Festival Art by Heather Brown 
Hula Girl is now also available as a limited edition giclee on canvas, an open edition matted print on paper as well as a fun UV print on wood panel.
Here is my Hula Girl piece as it is available:
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Hawai'i tropical surf artist Heather Brown releases Hula Girl

Hawaii tropical artist Heather Brown releases Love and Sakura

Aloha Everyone!

Been a very busy spring so far with one trip to Japan done and 2 more between now and June on the way!
I had a very busy "off season" from shows in my studio working on some really great projects and some new published originals.

The first published piece from my last Japan tour is called Love and Sakura. My first gallery in Japan, the Heather Brown Surf Art Gallery in Daikanyama, Tokyo, opened on my birthday March 27, 2009. During that trip to Japan, I was first introduced the beauty of Sakura. I lucked out on that trip and the day after I landed, the Sakura were in full bloom in the Tokyo! For those of you who do not know much about Sakura (cherry blossoms) and the importance of them in Japan, I encourage you to do some research on it, as the history of it is beautiful. The full blossom days do not last long, so it is hard to really schedule a trip to see them, so in the past 8 years, I have never been able to see them like that again, and I go out each year for the Heather Brown Gallery anniversary, but usually miss them by a few days or more.
This year, we had planned a short tour in Osaka and were very hopeful to get to see the beauty of the Sakura right outside of The Heather Brown Hawaii Art Gallery in Osaka. And you know what?? We got to see them! It is so nice when the blooms happen, it is almost like the entire Country knows and people all congregate in the parks and it becomes an impromptu festival. So much fun and so absolutely beautiful!
For this tour, I was asked to paint a new piece depicting the beauty of the Sakura. In the past I have painted a few sakura pieces. One with Sakura trees along a beautiful west side beach. One with the sakura fronting the ever majestic Mt Fuji. And now Love and Sakura. there is nothing in life more beautiful than LOVE, except a day with your love under the sakura blooms in a peaceful rowboat meandering the day away.

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Hawaii tropical artist Heather Brown brilliantly depicts the beauty of sakura season in her latest release, Love and Sakura
Love and Sakura has been released as a limited edition giclee on canvas (signed and numbered), an open edition matted print on sugarcane paper and a UV print on a wood panel that gives each piece its own uniqueness.

Mahalo as always for all of your support and encouragement for my art over the years! You all make me smile bigger each day! Aloha nui loa!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Women's Day 2017!

Hooray for all the strong Women of the world, the ladies that show that we can do whatever we set our minds to and the girls who are blazing new trails each generation for increased gender equality!
Happy International Women's day!

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Surf Sisters tropical surf art by Heather Brown

Monday, February 6, 2017

Beach Cruise surf art from Heather Brown is now available as a matted print

Aloha and Happy Monday!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend filled with fun and Aloha...... maybe some great surf too if you were here in the islands!

I am happy to announce that we have just released one of my favorite pieces, Beach Cruise, as a new matted print on 100% post consumer recycled sugar cane paper!!! Beach cruise shows a surf girl riding her bike on the North Shore bike path near Sunset Beach and checking the waves. Definitely part of our daily schedule.

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Hawai'i Surf Artist Heather Brown releases Beach Cruise a open edition print
Also, check out the great new frames we have been working on! We just released 4 new rustic wood frames in multiple sizes. I love the feel of this print and frame together as it just feels like the North Shore to me!

Between now and February 14, 2017 we have FREE domestic shipping and 1/2 price Intl Shipping on your full orders at !

Aloha and enjoy your day!