2015 Published: May 26, 2015 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Hula Paints Hyper-Realistic Portraits from His Surfboard

Portraits by Hula like you have never seen before.


Hawaiian-native Sean Yoro, aka Hula, brings portrait art to a whole new level. Hula started off his creative endeavour by painting on wood panels but has transitioned to painting walls by combining his surfing skills and creativity. The walls he paints on are not just any walls, they are walls of abandoned buildings only accessible by water. His recent set of work involves the painting of portraits of women half submerged in water, appearing so realistic, they seem to be floating. All of this is done with buckets of paint on his surfboard.

Check out Hula’s work here, which go on sale from June 1st.