Wade Koniakowsky, one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists, began painting at the age of 6 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 at numerous high-end galleries extending from the United States to Hawaii. Some of Wade’s signature paintings can be seen in movies, television shows and international surf competitions such as the 2018 Triple Crown of Surfing. Wade has been a regular contributor of art for Roxy events, and his designs adorn custom surfboards in Billabong stores nationwide. With a formal background in advertising, Wade has served as Creative Director on campaigns for Fortune 500 brands, leading to more than 300 creative awards. Wade is the owner of the Ocean Art gallery in the Solana Beach Cedros Design District.