Welzie creates unique whimsical pieces of art inspired by his beach lifestyle and bright Hawaii surroundings. His paintings are shown throughout Hawaii’s fine art galleries and large scale murals in California and Mexico. Welzie has been a featured artist for the Greenroom Festival in Japan and the Pow Wow Hawaii mural event along with various publications. His uplifting use of color and imagery has gained international attention.
As a teenager immersed in the surfing culture, Welzie landed a job at a local surfboard manufacturer. His passion for art followed, using paint pens to draw images on the surfboards he created. Surfboards and art collided when he and surfboard shaper Carl Olsen started Two Crows Surfboards, a collaboration that allowed for complete artistic freedom which brought the inspiring surf art from the waves to the gallery walls.
Welzie works out of his studio near the Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s Famous North Shore, and the Andaz Resort Hotel in Wailea, Maui.