Project Description

Adam has been surfing and painting for 35 years, following both passions in an endless search of the perfect wave to surf and paint.

Adam’s love for adventure and surfing has taken him to many amazing beaches around the world which is where he draws most of his inspiration. Being fascinated by the way waves roll and reflect light fuels Adams passion to paint them.

His Surf Art paintings are done best after surfing, taking in the energy from the waves and transferring it to canvas.

Adam has recently learned the art of wood carving which has lead to surfboard carving and other 3D art. His wave paintings on corrugated iron have become a signature recognized in many places and can withstand the outdoors.

Adam always enjoys painting commissions for people, designing exactly what they want.  He is often invited to paint several commission artwork for the one house, setting the tone for each room, whilst providing continual flow throughout the house.

Adam paints at the Torquay Gallery, located at 12 Gilbert street,  open 10-3 weekends and school holidays.


2006 – Great Ocean Seascapes – Brougham Gallery
2007 – Wild West Sea – Post Modern Art Gallery
2008 – Byron Bay Waves – Bangalow Art Gallery
2009 – Im das Meer  – Bad Töls  Germany
2012 – Corrugated Waves – Labyrinth Gallery
2013 – Southwest Seascapes – Ngilgi Cave Gallery
2013 – Lifes a beach – Customs Wharf Gallery
2014 – Local Beaches – Ngilgi Cave Gallery
2016 – Wild West, Brooker Gallery
2016 – West Waves – Ngilgi Cave Gallery

Art Awards

1984 – 2nd Prize Australia wide Derwent drawing competiton
2013 – Winner of Victoria Surfcoast Art Competition – Peoples choice award
2014 – Vasse Art Prize – Student Choice Award
2016 – Winner of Victoria Surfcoast Art Competition.

Shop Adam’s Art

A selection of Adam’s work