New 8×10 Print “Northern Sol”

Erik Abel Jan 2016 Art Print

As part of my new year resolution, I’ve cleared out the web store and discontinued all my best selling prints.  My bank account is currently showing me the stupidity of that decision, but all good things must come to an end.  So this year I’m going to be focused on releasing something new each month that’s only available for a short period of time.

This is the January print “Northern Sol”, it’s 8×10 inches in size, hand-signed and comes shipped to your doorstep with a matte board backer in a crystal clear sleeve.  Oh, and if you happen to live in ‘Merica, I’ll ship it off to you for FREE!  Free is good.

“Northern Sol” will only be available until January 31st at midnight. Get the print HERE.

Erik Abel "Northern Sol" 8x10 Print

A little bit about this print:

The Pacific Northwest has a unique feeling about it…  the way it smells, the way it rains, the way the trees drip with moss.  And the coastline is fucking spectacular to put it simply.  So much energy and rawness but also so much serenity.  Sometimes there isn’t a cloud in the sky and the wind is just a lazy offshore breeze.  “Northern Sol” is one of those mystical days when the orange Sun hangs low in the sky and you never want get out of the water.

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” -Henry Beston

World Surfing Reserve Prints for Save the

World Surfing Reserve Prints by Erik Abel


Artist Erik Abel has designed a series of prints featuring famed global surf breaks to benefit coastal conservation nonprofit Save The Waves.

Abel, who is an Artist Ambassador for Save The Waves, designed a series of prints commemorating the four most recent World Surf Reserves that Save The Waves has protected through their programs. Each print features an iconic symbol of the location, honoring both the break and local culture.

The World Reserves Program (WSR) is designed to identify, designate, and preserve outstanding waves, surf zones, and surrounding environments throughout the world. Save The Waves has partnered with local communities to implement seven WSRs to date. By creating these WSRs, Save The Waves is able to support the protection of key environmental, cultural, economic, and community attributes of surfing areas.

The vibrant 12”x18” prints are printed on premium 80# stock paper that is FSC-Certified and acid-free. They are available for sale at for $20 each or $70 for the set, with sales benefitting Save The Waves’ ongoing conservation work.

“Save The Waves is one of the most effective organizations out there, “says Abel of his nonprofit partner. “The work they do towards conserving these legendary spots is critical and long lasting. I’m honored my art can raise funds for such a great cause.”

In addition to designing these prints, Abel is the artist behind Save The Waves’ 2015 Life Is A Wave artwork, their Lobos Por Siempre campaign swag, and 2013 Patagonia Cause T-shirt.

World Surfing Reserve Prints by Erik Abel

New Limited Edition Prints on Wood Panels

Erik Abel Limited Edition Print

Along with our publisher, we are proud to offer these 6 awesome and vibrant Limited Edition prints on wood panels.  These are the same cradled wood panels Abel creates his original paintings on.  They are made right here in Oregon from sustainably managed forests and are the best quality we could find. The panels are hand-primed and hand-sanded prior to printing and an additional UV coating is applied for protection.  Each print is numbered and hand-signed by Erik Abel and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

These prints are sold exclusively through our publisher and galleries.

See all the prints and get more info HERE.  Check out our gallery list HERE.

Erik Abel Limited Edition Print on Wood

10th Annual Surf Art Show

Wyland Gallery Surf Art Show

I’ll have a bunch of new original paintings as well as my new Limited Edition prints on wood at this years Annual Surf Art Show at Wyland Gallery, Haleiwa, HI. on the North Shore of Oahu.  Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it in person this year. Sad face.  Check it out if you happen to be there… and drink a Mai Tai for me.


10th Annual Surf Art Show


Wyland Gallery
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712


Sat. Nov. 28, 2015 5-9pm
Sun. Nov. 29, 2015 2-6pm

Archimedes Gallery: Stormy Weather Show


We’d like to welcome our newest gallery, Archimedes in Cannon Beach, Oregon.  They will be displaying the first of our new Limited Edition prints on wood that have not been officially released yet.  We also dropped off a ton of matted prints… a few one-of-a-kinds in the mix too.  This weekend is the Stormy Weather Show for a group of Cannon Beach galleries.  Hop on down there if you are in the area and check out some great art.

Save The Waves Artist Ambassador


Awesome news… Save The Waves has made me their first “Artist Ambassador!”  Super honored to be among some of the legends in our sport and be able to represent such a great org.

From Save the Waves:

Save The Waves is excited to announce a new partnership with Erik Abel as our first “Artist Ambassador.” A long time artist and surfer from Ventura, CA, you may recognize his work for Save The Waves from this past June’s Life Is A Wave event art, the Lobos Por Siempre campaign t-shirts, or his Patagonia Cause T from 2013. His focus on fundraising for ocean-related nonprofits allows him to use his creative talents to support causes he believes in and Save The Waves is proud to have his support and engagement…


Blue Moon Brewing Co. Label

Erik Abel for Blue Moon Brewing Co.

I was lucky enough to be one of the 20 artists asked to create a beer label for Blue Moon Brewing Company‘s 20th Anniversary: Rising Moon Program. The winner gets a $20,000 grant… that’s huge! I’m asking my fans, fam and friends to support my art by giving my label a “LIKE” and sharing it.  >> Click HERE to go to Blue Moon’s Facebook page and like my image. <<  Voting will run through the end of August.  In the mean time, go find the special anniversary 12 or 24 packs of Blue Moon Beer and try to find my art on a bottle!

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