Koniakowsky Ocean Art
Wade Koniakowsky, one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists, began painting at the age of six and started surfing before he was 12. By blending these two passions, he has gained worldwide recognition for his oil paintings of tropical interpretations. Wade’s work is currently showcased internationally as well as in 17 galleries extending from the East Coast to Hawaii.
The artist’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Graphis, Art Direction, Communication Arts, and Print. He has created art for the Rabbit Kekai World Long board Contest, Duke’s Oceanfest, the Women’s World Long board contest and the Molokai to Oahu World Paddleboard Championships.
Wade’s signature paintings can be seen in movies, television shows and international surf competitions such as The North Shore Vans Triple Crown. Wade has been a regular contributor of art for ROXY sponsored events. Additionally, his designs currently adorn the custom surfboards that decorate Billabong stores nationwide.