Club of the Waves

Lee Clark


Artist — Kauai, Hawaii (via California)

Big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton at Teahupo’o

Lee Clark is a renowned artist in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego, California where he grew up. He moved to Kauai, Hawaii in the mid 90s, attracted by the aloha spirit and the beauty that surrounds the Hawaiian Islands. He is a self taught artist and his love of surfing and painting come together as an expression of his inner self. Surfing is homework for Clark, “I’m usually on the inside of a wave pushing through, so I can get a good look at the way the waves break. When I look at them breaking, I can see the brush strokes”. One of the most unique aspects of Clark’s art are the hidden words he hides within his seascapes, obscured inside cumulus clouds, bubbling in the seafoam, or arching at the crest of a perfect right. Look closely and you may find the world “mahalo”, “love”, or even “sex”.


Hawaii surf scene
Perfect wave with a palm tree in the foreground
Island surf scene
Wave seen through palm trees
Island paradise surf scene at night
Sunset wave
Island waves
Hawaii ocean wave scene
Wave glistening in the sun
Painting of a wave
Island wave and mountain
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