The Art of Hilton Alves

Hilton Alves, a true artist and waterman.

Artist and waterman Hilton Alves has long been a lover of the sea and water sports. Born in 1980 and raised in Guaruja, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hilton began painting professionally in June, 2000. His passion leads him to express the magnificent beauty of the aquatic world in paintings, big murals and drawings.

Hilton has a passion for the sheer beauty of ocean life. This beauty is expressed through series of paintings about surf, marine life, perfect waves, and seascapes. The self-taught artist uses acrylic, airbrush and oil to bring life to his playful imagination and inspiring dreams. His uniquely colorful paintings can be found at HILTON - Art "BOX" Gallery in the beautiful Kahuku town, on Oahu's North Shore.

Artist Hilton Alves with one of his creations.
The artist brought his art to a higher realm in 2004 when he began painting murals. His murals convey the awe of the ocean and bring viewers closer to the earth's perfect waves and precious marine life.
In 2013 Hilton created the 101 Perfect Waves - International Mural Project by painting the largest wave mural of the world, located in Kalihi, Honolulu. With this project he is sharing the inspiration that comes from the sea and waves with cities and countries around the world. His aim in painting huge murals and planning activities with local communities is to inspire people to have a greater relationship with the ocean and art and to take part in environmental preservation. This series of murals can be admired on Oahu and Maui, in Hawaii, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Sentosa Island, in Singapore and Ashkelon, in Israel.

Hilton shares his gifts through another mural project called Surf Art Kids, designed to expose children and youth to environmental awareness and foster in them a respect and love for the ocean through art. The initiative aims to bring marine art into the lives of the youth through social activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, murals in schools, community art projects, teaching painting techniques, teaching airbrush techniques, live art exhibitions and interactive community displays. Recently, in 2015, the artist completed Surf Art Kids SEVEN, painting seven murals in seven schools in seven weeks on Oahu. Working with and inspiring over 5000 students through this ambitious project was a feat that the artist hopes to continue and even surpass in the years to come.

Working out of his art studio in the beautiful Kahuku town, on Oahu's North Shore, Hilton is constantly driven to create new and beautiful paintings. When he isn't painting, he lets the love of sports, such as surfing, stand up paddle surf, bodysurfing, bodyboarding, swimming, soccer and mountain biking be an inspirational source for guiding paint onto canvas and murals.

As a surfer I am in the ocean every day, seeing perfect waves, movement, light, sunsets and marine life. In 2000, when I painted my first oil on canvas, I decided to continue painting as a way to follow my dreams. My art has taken me to many places that I would never see otherwise. It has shown me new worlds and I have met many interesting people because of it. Now I would like to show people my dreams about the ocean and what I envision in the liquid world.

For more information you can visit . If you are interested in having one of the 101 Perfect Wave Murals in your community, if you have any questions or would like to get involved please feel free to contact Hilton Alves at 382-2098, or

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