Californian artist Erik Abel has partnered with Heal the Bay, an environmental non-profit in Santa Monica, California as a featured artist for 2013. The campaign includes the release of three original paintings and matching prints, artist series products including a new iPhone case made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and a recycled aluminum bottle featuring Erik’s first Heal the Bay design, "Kelpafornia." Erik is donating 15% of sales of these products to Heal the Bay along with event artwork for their annual fundraising gala and an original painting to their Silent Auction.
As a native Californian and surfer, I’ve grown up in the water… it’s my sanctuary. It’s my favorite place to be. As an artist the ocean is a major source of inspiration. So I’m stoked that I’m working with Heal the Bay, a non-profit that’s made a huge impact in keeping our beaches clean.
For more information visit Erik’s website: http://www.abelarts.com/healthebay
Heal the Bay
Heal the Bay is an environmental group based in Santa Monica that’s been working to keep Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean for almost 30 years. They host beach cleanups, advocate for the environment, and raise awareness of how pollution, waste, climate change and other issues effect the health of our coastlines.
Erik says: "We’ve got a few nifty things in the works to raise money for Heal the Bay. Throughout the year I’ll be releasing a collector’s series of three prints on sustainably sourced fine art bamboo paper. This paper has an amazing warm, natural tone and feel to it. Each of these 18×24 inch prints will be hand signed reproductions of original paintings I’m creating for Heal the Bay. Each painting in the series will feature abstract elements from the beaches and ocean of Southern California and will all be tied together through a similar color palette and vibe."