Born in 1980 and raised in Guaruja, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hilton Alves’ passion for the sheer beauty of ocean life is expressed through his paintings and murals of surf, marine life, perfect waves, and seascapes. The self-taught artist uses acrylic, airbrush, and oil to bring life to his playful imagination. In 2013, he painted the largest wave mural in the world, located in Kalihi, Honolulu, Hawaii — marking the start of his mission to paint ‘101 Perfect Wave’ murals all around the world. His aim in painting huge murals and planning activities with local communities and kids is to inspire people to have a greater relationship with the ocean and art, and to take part in environmental preservation. Hilton and his gallery are based in the beautiful town of Kahuku on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.