The Muralist of the Perfect Waves
Artist and waterman Hilton Alves has long been a lover of the sea and water sports. Born 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 and big murals.
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 street art. The self-taught artist uses acrylic, spray and other mediums to bring life to his playful imagination and inspiring dreams.
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, Maui, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Sentosa Island, in Singapore and Ashkelon, in Israel. Total of 38 murals painted by date.
In 2016, after painting murals in a street art festival in Houston and the Miami Art Basel, in Wynwood, Hilton created a collection of original paintings called Surf Street Art, inspired by the graffiti culture. The collection is based on similarities that connects surfing and street art, like camaraderie, creativity, freedom, among others. These paintings are the result of Hilton's experience in both worlds.
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 action sports be an inspirational source for guiding paint onto canvas and murals.