On my journeys from the past week, I had the opportunity to meet the Tsunami. David Wise is an artist in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Tsunami grew up through the “hippie era”. Tsunami’s self-taught style of “idealistic surrealism” has been perfected.
He has actually worked on 1000’s of pieces of art. From commercial buildings, to body painting models for illusions, surfboards, motorcycles, and such. Tsunami is a fine artist that uses paint brushes and incorporates many layers in his work. He is also an accomplished graphic artist, working on logo's and T Shirt designs; as long as he is creating; he is happy.
We rode down to Dare County beaches to view some of his work. David has painted Island Dyes, Clam Bake and Hurricane Mo's on the beaches of North Carolina, and many other projects as if he is painting the entire island building by building. The surf culture and the colors incorporated are refreshing, he is adding elegance to the island.
This is a picture of Island Dyes as painted by David Wise.
Hurricane Mo's got water logged during Hurricane Sandy and they are currently renovating. David Wise paints murals and assisted with this project.
David is currently painting a mural in a house; it's very impressive. David is a self-taught artist; he does all kinds of designs. He does cards, poems, wall murals, t-shirts, surfboards, mail boxes, and ink drawings on cloth. Some of his work is copyrighted.
A partial list of completed jobs includes:
Art’s Place, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Entire Exterior and Surf Shack (Full Makeover)
Barney Residence, Ocracoke, North Carolina, 700 Square Feet Main Interior Wall
Try My Nuts, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 375 Square Feet Interior Wall
Flippers, Grandy, North Carolina, 1800 Square Feet, Interior Nautical
Island Dyes, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 1200 Square Feet, Entire Exterior
Sal’s Pizza, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 400 Square Feet, Interior Walls
Hurricane Mo’s, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Entire Interior and Ceiling
Mango’s, Duck, North Carolina, 200 Square Feet, Interior Walls
Sooey’s, Nags Head, North Carolina, Entire Exterior of Building (Full Makeover)
Clam Bake, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Hitchcock Residence, Point Harbor, North Carolina-Current Project-Over 1000 Square Feet of Walls and Ceilings
The above jobs were completed between August of 2010 and January of 2013. Tsunami visualizes his work in a 3D eye, and he uses no sketches, or grids. In the beginning, clients would ask for sketches, Tsunami would refer to his body of work for reference. He asks the client to list the things they would like, and then he puts the creation together. He does sketch, but there are additional charges.
Should you like to commission Tsunami for murals or other items of art, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.