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312 S. Cedros Ave., #130
Solana Beach, CA 92075
San Diego



WADE KONIAKOWSKY - The Art of the Ocean

"The ocean is my inspiration. My art is a reflection of this great
force that has shaped my life ." Wade Koniakowsky has spent his entire
life involved with the ocean and art. He is thought by many to be on the
cutting edge of the new-school of marine art.


News and Events


Wade will take you through the fundamentals of landscape painting from photos of popular North San Diego scenes.

Thurs. July 7,  6-9 pm
Thurs. July 21 , 6-9pm
Wed.  Aug 17, 6 -9pm

Cost:  $55 per person

Materials: Bring your own oil or acrylic paints, brushes and canvas. Easels will be supplied.
Full supply list available on request.

Location: 2658 State Street, Carlsbad, 92008

Reserve your spot


Wade will take you through the fundamentals of painting a North San Diego scene on location, outdoors.

Dates: (Weather permitting) August 2, 3-6:30 PM

Cost:  $55 per person

Materials: Bring your own oil or acrylic paints, brushes and canvas and easel.
Full supply list available on request. 

Location: TBD

Reserve your spot

Wade Koniakowsky at the Boardroom International Surfboard Show

Surf & Art Experience

Join Ocean Artist Wade Koniakowsky for week - long painting and surfing adventure at Popoyo Surf Lodge, Nicaragua, October 29- Nov 4, 2016.

Wade will go in depth to teach you techniques to hone your painting skills in the lush color of the tropics. Paint beautiful beaches and perfect waves everyday - all art supplies are included.

Download the PDF, complete details, and then secure your spot with a $275 refundable deposit. Email Popoyo Surf Lodge at for info.

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Passing Through

Featuring Matt Beard
Saturday, May 16th 6-9PM
Ocean Art Gallery in Solana Beach

We're stoked to be hosting a show of his latest original paintings and limited edition canvas prints. Refreshments provided by: Kona Brewing Co

Bethany Hamilton & Wade Koniakowsky
Unveil New ARt 

Huntington Surf & Sport Shop
April 4th, 2015


Limited Edition Giclees of the new Bethany Hamilton poster will be available through Big thanks to Cobian for creating this collaboration with Wade and Bethany. Contact the gallery if you have any questions about how you can get your own Limited Edition Giclee.

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Wade will be painting live at the Cobian booth.

January 8-10, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
WEST HALL, Orlando, Florida

More info at  




Holiday Party at Bliss 101


December 14th 12-5PM
Bliss 101 on PCH in Encinitas

Live painting by Wade at Bliss's new location. Lots of fun events for families. Stop by and say hello!

Meet the Ocean Art Staff


Visit our gallery in the Cedros Design District of Solana Beach, CA and you’ll be welcomed by one of these super helpful ladies.



Surfboards on Parade Live Auction
Night of a Million Waves Gala

October 11th
Huntington Beach, CA

 Surfboards on Parade raised over $100,000 for Hoag Hospital Cancer Research. This disease effects many surfers and Wade is proud to contribute his art to such a great cause. Shown here is the collaboration board by Wade and Bill Stewart. 


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White Horses Issue 

Another great issue of WHITE HORSES (Australia) from Gra Murdoch and his team. Thanks Gra for including my painting "Prehistoric Point".




 Ocean Art partners with Cobian Sandals


Look for both women and mens designs in the collaboration between Wade and Cobian to hit shelves Spring 2015. 

Iron Mike Paddle to honor Mike McKay

September 20th 
Fletcher Cove

Wade painted this board as a donation for this weekend's Iron Mike Paddle. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Mike McKay Memorial Foundation

Live Painting Demo in Waikoloa


September 10th, 11th & 12th 
Genesis Gallery at Queens Marketplace, Hawaii 



Live Painting Demo in Kauai 


September 5th 6-9PM
The Brightside Gallery in Hanapepe

Hanapepe has a great art walk - please stop by if you're in the area! 

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UCSD Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational 


August 16th & 17th 
Scripps Pier, La Jolla, CA

Wade's donated art, at this great event, raised approximately 13K towards finding cures for cancer. 

Leucadia Art Walk

Leucadia Art Walk

Sunday August 24th 10-5PM
Leucadia Blvd and the 101 Highway 

Stop by for great deals on beautiful art and to meet the artist! We will have prints, giclee's and originals. 

Tommy Bahama Interview

Tommy Bahama held a surf art inspired interview with Wade.  To see the entire interview click here.  

"When did you realize your passion for art?"
"By five or six years old my fascination with doodling was causing me to burn through every scrap of paper I could get my hands on."

Mexico Surf, Art, Yoga Retreat


Mexico Yoga, Surf & Art Retreat

Wade will be teaching art in a special Mexico retreat which takes place this coming October. He has teamed up with Shanti Tilling, a top-notch fitness coach who has led dozens of retreats. Nothing is greater than spending five days surfing (or SUPing), painting and yoga in a beautiful tropical setting. Feel free to contact us if you have questions. The maximum no. of guests will be only 10 people.

To sign up or for more information visit

Tommy Bahama Surfboard

Tommy Bahama 

Tommy Bahama has commissioned Wade to do original art on a surfboard as part of the grand prize in their largest sweepstakes/promotion of the year,
Father's Day 2014. 

Endless Summer

The Endless Summer 50th Anniversary

Saturday Night, May 3rd in Huntington Beach, CA

Wade will be painting live at this event 

Surfboards on Parade

Surfboards on Parade 

 Huntington Beach Art Center
Saturday May 3rd

Surfboards on Parade is an unprecedented community participatory event where acclaimed artists are invited to create art on surfboards shaped by invited acclaimed shapers. 


Waves and Palms

Waves and Palms Acrylic and Oil Painting Workshop Saturday April 26th 10-4PM $85 
Moseley Studio - 300 Carlsbad Village


Marketing Your Art Seminar
Wednesday April 22 6-9PM

Ocean Art Gallery 312 S. Cedros Ave. Suite 130,
 Solana Beach, CA 92075 $30

Artist Appreciation

Artist Appreciation Dinner
Saturday April 11,  6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

Texas Surf Museum, 309A N. Water St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401