Artist John Holm Paints Portraits of Surfers at the Beach

By: Misel Saban - May 13, 2014
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Artist John Holm takes portrait painting to the next level with these ironically faceless paintings of surfers hanging out at the beach. The warm color tones, crashing waves and bikini-clad bodies make these beachy paintings perfect for the summertime.

These surfer paintings beautifully mix beach culture with the tranquility of the ocean waves. Holms uses thick oil paint and a block-like style to envision the bodies of surfers. While none of the surfers have detailed faces, their bodies are expertly shaded using different hues to create a realistic vibe. The paintings showcase both male and female surfers riding the waves, lounging on the beach or hanging out in front of blood orange sunsets. This collection of surfer paintings will definitely get you in the mood for warm weather and ocean waves.