Wade Koniakowsky

Primal Energy
Oil on Canvas
30 x 36 in

Wade Koniakowsky

Wade Koniakowsky

“Wade Koniakowsky’s focus is capturing Polynesian dreamscapes and the related emotional tie we have with far away lands. His vibe intersects with those same emotions–unspoiled, nirvana-esque landscapes, islander portraits, and ephemeral visions that make you want to sell it all and travel.”


“I’ve been blessed to live near the ocean all my life. It‘s my constant source of inspiration. My paintings reflect the many moods, colors and energy of the ocean.”

Wade Koniakowsky, one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists, began painting at the age of six and started surfing before he was 12. By blending these two passions, he has gained worldwide recognition for his oil paintings of the ocean. Wade’s work is currently showcased in galleries in Europe and the U.S., particularly Hawaii. 

With a formal background in advertising, Wade has served as Creative Director on campaigns for numerous Fortune 500 brands. His 25-year advertising career earned him over 300 awards in national and global creative competitions.

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