Race Art

Official Artwork Unveiled for 18th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Features, News, race art | Comments Off

Official Artwork Unveiled for 18th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

With numerous channel crossings under his sailing canoe and outrigger paddling, Hawai’i native MField (Mike Field) truly knows the Ka’iwi Channel. His passion for art and love of life is reflected in everything he creates. His inspiration reveals the Polynesian Lifestyle through illustrations of the ocean and floral colors that canvas the islands. That is the reason the Big Island artist was selected to create the official artwork for...

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Renowned Ocean Artist Unveils Official Artwork for 2013 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in News, race art | Comments Off

Renowned Ocean Artist Unveils Official Artwork for 2013 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Like the athletes in this year’s Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, the ocean drives and inspires the work this year’s race artist. For that reason, renowned artist Wade Koniakowsky was asked to create the official artwork for the 2013 event. Koniakowsky is thought by many to be on the cutting edge of the new-school of ocean lifestyle art. Surfer magazine describes his artistic mastery as being inspired by “dreamlike point breaks in Polynesian paradise.” For Koniakowsky, his passion is to visually express his thoughts and...

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Get a Sneak Peek at this Year’s Poster Art

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in race art | Comments Off

Get a Sneak Peek at this Year’s Poster Art

Matt Beard is a Northern California artist whose work has become recognized throughout the world, having been published in the Surfer’s Journal, Surfer, Surfing, Longboard Magazine and others.  Despite the attention he’s received for his art, he is no stranger to struggling though each month , somehow, managing to get by and feed his kids through his tireless pursuit of making art. Beard’s recent endeavors are driven by a humanitarian desire to make a difference in the lives of those with greater needs. He recently created a...

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2011 Race Artist – Terry Lopez

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in race art | Comments Off

2011 Race Artist – Terry Lopez

“The Crossing”, encaustic and oil on 16”x20” wood panel, March, 2011, by Terry Lopez I created this piece with the 32 mile Molokai paddleboard crossing solely in mind.  My husband Victor Lopez and my son Shaun Lopez along with many friends here in Hawaii and the mainland have completed this race across the Ka’iwi Channel between Molokai and Oahu many times.  Hearing them talk about their experiences was inspiring to me to try and capture the essence of that race in my work.  Talk of the roles the pertinent currents, winds, tides,...

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