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New Surf City – canvas series

Folks, I’ve always imagined well known cities with surf in them. Of course most don’t have and we hardly ever see images of any except for the very occasional image of Honolulu or Rio. I set out to see what some of these places would look like with surf so with the help of Photoshop, […]


A swirling color palette of greens, aquas, golds and blues

This one frame managed to capture a really swirling effect on an amazing color pallette of greens, aquas, yellows, golds, and blues, which created an image quite unlike any of my others.


Tiger Nautilus – triptych canvas

This art piece is titled Tiger Nautilus This picture is available as a custom print or canvas to pretty much any size or arrangement that you desire, up to a maximum of 38 x 90 inches on single pieces or much larger again as a triptych canvas (in 3 pieces) I print and sign my […]


Gone surfing – Newport Sunrise

Continuing on with my California‘n road-trip, I shot this cool image at Newport Beach this morning. I had intended to photograph the surfing into the sunrise and hopefully capture a few surfer silhouettes, however all the surfers were all on the north side of the pier so I opted instead for this simple portrait of […]


Liberty Surf in New York City.

I produced an image a few years ago which as my tribute to New York City. I entitled this picture: Liberty Surf which pretty much visually sums up the image up as well as the general spirit of the image. Canvas enlargements of this picture can be ordered directly by sending an email to fineart@seandavey.com […]


Shadowland – The Collection

Folks, I’ve been working on a new collection for quite some time now, called Shadowland. Some of these images are in fact years old, but the collection only just came together recently. I’ve always loved the interplay of light in strong contrasting light situations which often result in silhouettes. I’ve always been drawn to these […]


Equinox moment – Walk On Water

I’ve been photographing for magazines all over the world now for more than 25 years and there’s one in particular that has not only got my attention, but also captured my imagination. Not concerned with the usual fare of professional surfing and the industry fed fodder, White Horses magazine relies on a veritable army of […]


2013 north shore winter season is under way

It’s been a funky old week with a lot of speculation about wave heights which have mainly not be panning out so much, but the ocean swell has steadily risen throughout the week. I observed Jamie Sterling and one of his friends; Katie Weeks stand up paddle surfing respectable sized Waimea. OK, so it’s not […]


The Flynnstone Flip finally captured

I first photographed Flynn Novak doing his signature maneuver The Flynnstone Flip way back in 2004 and despite him not quite riding out of the flip, Tracks magazine was stoked to run it as a double page spread. I finally broke that curse a couple of days ago and captured a full flip and he […]


The Lost Beach

It’s been the strangest surf season so far. All the storms that usually spin off the east coast of Japan and up north, before landing here in Hawaii, have all been going west into asia. Meanwhile, despite the lack of ocean energy, the beach between Rocky Point and Sunset beach has largely disappeared. I’ve lived […]


Mirror wrap Vs Gallery wrap

I sometimes have folks ask me to explain what a mirror wrap canvas is, so I’ll try to explain to you here how it works. Many places that print canvas, especially those cheaper ones like Costco, do not print on the sides of the canvas. They will typically leave it white, or black or grey. […]


Some cool new Hawaiian leis

I just had a request from a client for some nice eye catching pictures of Hawaiian leis at the beach or seaside kind of thing. I only had just a couple of images of leis up till this time which is amazing when you consider that I’ve lived here for 15 years already on the […]


Triptych canvas are all the rage

Folks, I’ve been printing my images as canvas and prints for quite some time now and there have been two big trends in buying. 1: People LOVE canvas! 2: People LOVE TRIPTYCH CANVAS’s EVEN MORE! There’s something about the triptychs that speak to people. I think it might be because they subliminally look like a […]


Boats and waves don’t always go together

I just saw this new video that someone posted on facebook and it’s pretty rad’. Obviously these guys have lost power in their engine and are drifting right into the surf zone at a rapid pace. I personally have witnessed 2 very serious incidents in 10 foot surf in Tahiti. Both resulted in draw dropping […]


New 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 mini canvas wraps for a limited time.

A lot of folks have expressed strong interest in purchasing a piece of my canvas art but so many just don’t have the coin that it takes to secure one of my bigger art pieces, so I decided to look after the cultured battler and give you guys a chance also to own a piece […]


Honolulu’s Ala Moana Bowls pumps!

I’ve lived here on the island of Oahu since late 1997 and the best I ever did see the waves look at Ala Moana was that very same year. That was till yesterday, June the 6th. Strong trades groomed the lineup and fanned the spray into clean plumes of water, off the back of the […]


Magnum gang get together at Turtle Bay

My neighbor Josh flies helicopters for a living and you’ll have to look hardd to find a more competent man behind the controls. he called me up this morning to let me know that they are bringing back the bad-ass rainbow helicopter from the original Magnum PI television series. Sure enough Josh powers over the […]


Photo of the day: Sacred Falls Overview

Today’s featured photograph is an incredible overview image of Sacred Falls on Oahu, photographed from high above in a helicopter. The lush green forest’s in this image give the picture a calming natural feel when hanging as a print or canvas in your home. You can order a print or canvas directly from the site […]


Surfers Path magazine features Davey Canvas Art

I was thumbing through the latest issue of one of my favorite surf magazines: The Surfer’s Path today when I chanced upon an editorial about my canvas art photographs, including this deluxe spread of two photos of my canvas’s hanging. This same issue features a truly amazing cover shot of Tasmanian, surfer; Marti Paradisis, photographed […]


Clear water heaven on the north shore.

It’s been a much longer than normal winter for pretty much everyone in the U.S.Even here in Hawaii too, it’s been much cooler than normal, but finally we have seen warm spring conditions arrive here. The past week had us beautiful sunny skies along with light winds to no wind which is really when I […]


Gili Lankanfushi, a truly awesome experience.

I’ve been touring the Maldive islands for the past 10 days and seen a few different places. I’ve spent the past 4 days at Gili Lankanfushi resort just a half hour’s boat ride from the airport in Male. Let me tell you that this place is a landscape photographer’s dream come true. I see all […]


ALO performing tonight at the Turtle Bay Surfer bay tonight only.

I first got to know about this cool 4 piece band called Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO for short) from the San Francisco area back in 2007 when I toured with them as well as Matt Costa, G Love and Donavon through Brazil for the Alma Surf movie, music and art festival. I’d never heard of […]


“Lucky, we live Hawaii”

As I’ve been transitioning away from the surf industry over the past couple of years, I’ve been wandering further afield from the north shore all the time, in my quest for new and different imagery. There’s been way less emphasis on surf and a lot more importance on photographing the beautiful nature of this place. […]


Californian gold on print and canvas

… and the weather just continues to deliver amazing conditions…