Po’i Nã Nalu “where the waves break”. Aloha, it’s finally finished. 24″x30″ oil on 12k white gold and 23k yellow gold on a 30 layer hand cut bas-relief on wood. This style of art is Troy Carney’s own creation that he has been perfecting and fine tuning for the past 7 years.
On the 5th of March, Vans contacted Troy Carney and confirmed they wanted to feature his art for the 2011 Van Triple Crown of Surf . The next day Troy flew to Oahu’s North Shore to sketch and to get a feel for the surf capital of the world. After three days of sketching on the beach and visiting the gallery scene in Haleiwa he returned to the Garden Island to start the painting. The location depicted in this piece is not intended to be of a specific surf spot, but rather the whole North Shore in theme, without the homes and people. On March 16th Surf Photographer Daniel Russo and Pro Surfer Anastasia Ashley flew over to Kauai to take the images and video needed for the Vans event.