I’m a wave artist based in Hamilton, ironically one of New Zealand’s few large cities without a beach… don’t get me started. While my works are created here, you’ll find me in or around the ocean most of the time. Whale Bay, Waihi Beach and the Taranaki coast are popular haunts. I take photos and interpret my favourites with soft pastel.

I love the ocean for as many reasons as are there are waves themselves. Each wave has its own personality, some are feisty as the pirate Redbeard, some are smooth as glass – all are gone too soon. Each picture is a portrait of their short-lived expression in nature, and I find myself excited wondering which personality I’ll be painting next.

Wave art is meditative for me, and I enjoy losing myself in the creative process with music playing a big role as well.

Thanks for checking out my work.

Dave Borgioli-Jones artist
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