Disney Themed Tiki Art and More – Gecko’z South Sea Arts Featured at Gallery Olani

Disney Tiki Art at Gallery Olani

In what continues to be another stellar year for South Sea Arts, we’re now proud to announce that our work is now on exhibit at Ko Olina’s famed Gallery Olani. Located right across the road (Ali’inui Drive) from Disney Aulani, Four Seasons Resort, and tucked between Ko Olina Golf Club and Ko Olina Resort, visitors and guests can take home a one of a kine masterpiece from Gecko without having to make the climb up to his Makakilo studio.

Given the proximity to the magical Aulani resort, it makes perfect sense to showcase Gecko’z Disney-inspired tiki art within the gallery. If you’ve been following South Sea Art’s Instagram lately, you’ll see that Gecko has been busier than ever with his reimagining of iconic characters that hold such dear places in the hearts of so many people across the world. A carefully curated selection from the Disney-themed series will be found at Gallery Olani, along with some of the other works and disciplines Gecko is so well known for, including ceramics and surfboard carvings. Below is a sneak peak at what you can currently find at the gallery:

Disney Tiki Art

And here is what’s been going on at the South Sea Arts studio:


Note: Pictured art may have already been sold. Contact Gecko for availability or for custom Disney-themed tiki art.

Click here for location and directions to Gallery Olani and feel free to contact them at 808.798.6984 to inquire about their current collection of Gecko’z work. Stay tuned for more exciting new updates from South Sea Arts


Four Seasons Ko olina Art Walk Exhibition to Showcase South Sea Arts Surfboards

Four Seasons Ko olina Art Walk Surfboards

The exciting news keeps coming as we make our way through 2018, and this time you’re welcome to become a part of it. Join Gecko of South Sea Arts as his repurposed surfboard carvings are put on display at the Four Seasons Ko olina Art Walk exhibition gallery and reception on May 12, 2018.

The affair features leading Hawaiian artisans, and showcases a myriad of unique works of art, ranging from paintings and photography to illustrations, carvings and custom surfboard designs. The event is complimentary and open to Four Seasons guests and the general public alike.

For those not yet familiar, Gecko’s surfboard carvings are fast becoming renowned around the island chain while exclusive collectors on the mainland and across the world are whispering oh-so sweet nothings about these South Sea Arts creations. His boards have graced the walls of Haleiwa’s Beach House, Wyland Galleries in Waikiki, and his work has been recently featured in Coastal Living Magazine. And now, you have the opportunity to soak up the mana of these intricate carvings. View more on Gecko of South Sea Arts’ surfboard art here or below, and we’ll see you at the Four Seasons Ko olina on Saturday, May 12.

Repurposed Surfboard Art Carvings

La Mariana Sailing Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary with South Sea Arts

La Mariana Sailing Club Tiki Mug It’s been six decades since the La Mariana Sailing Club opened its doors back in 1957.

Once again, South Sea Arts is honored to be called upon by the iconic tiki bar to deliver a special edition mug to recognize another important milestone. Those of you who have been to (or regularly frequent) La Mariana will recognize the design, lifted from the wood panels (see last photo below) of the establishment and expertly reimagined onto the unique flat-sided ceramic drinking vessel.

The mug is available within the La Mariana gift shop. Ask your server and they will get management to open the shop during the bar’s business hours. Alternatively, you can email management at [email protected] and they will be happy to accept your order and ship it to you worldwide (if available). Mahalo for your support!

La Mariana Tiki Mug

La Mariana Tiki Bar

Coastal Living Magazine and Wyland Galleries Feature South Sea Arts!

Coastal Living Magazine Hawaii Issue

It’s been a crazy month for South Sea Arts.
In case you haven’t picked up a December copy of Coastal Living magazine we suggest you do so before they fly off the shelves (the magazine has a 3.9 million readership!). What’s the fuss? Well, because inside of their Hawaii for the Holidays issue, you’ll find South Sea Arts’ very own Mike Souriolle (aka Gecko). In featuring local Hawaiian artists, Coastal Living paid a visit to Makakilo’s favorite son to talk tiki and snap a few pics in the process. Below is a sneak peak at the issue, but we won’t give it all away here so just stop by your local Barnes & Noble magazine section and have a look.

Coastal Living Magazine Hawaii Issue

Coastal Living Magazine Hawaii Issue

But the big news doesn’t stop there.
Soon after the magazine hit the shelves South Sea Arts work would find its way into world famous Wayland Galleries in Waikiki. Yes, that Wayland Galleries. In a special Thanksgiving weekend exhibition, Gecko’z surfboard carvings were placed up front and center for all on Lewers Street to see. From the moment the boards were hung with care in the window and gallery, onlookers popped in to admire the art and learn more. Anyone who happened to stop by on Saturday November 25th around 9 PM got to speak with Gecko in-person as he made a surprise visit to the gallery to talk shop and story. Below are a few pics from that late evening.

South Sea Arts Wayland Galleries Waikiki

South Sea Arts Wayland Galleries Waikiki

Gecko chopping it up with fellow tiki artist Trey Surtees

South Sea Arts Wayland Galleries Waikiki

South Sea Arts Wayland Galleries Waikiki

Stay tuned for more news and updates from South Sea Arts. For all media inquiries and questions regarding commission requests contact Gecko at (808) 277-3048 or email [email protected].



South Sea Arts Landscaping Featured in Honolulu Star Advertiser

South Sea Arts is already well-known for our work in authentic tiki mugs and Polynesian art and carvings. But not everyone knows that Gecko is versed in residential and commercial landscaping design too. He organically integrates woodcraft masterpieces into lush tropical settings to create a North and South Pacific oasis that rivals that of any 5-star resort on the island, yet with more authenticity. If you’ve visited the gallery in Makakilo, you know this. If you’ve visited Tiki’s Bar & Grill, Teddy’s in Haleiwa, or La Mariana (view portfolio) you can envision what South Sea Arts is capable of. But alas, this has gone unrecognized by those not in the know. Until today.

South Sea Arts is honored to receive a headline feature in today’s (April 30) Honolulu Star Advertiser. Big mahaloz to Nancy Arcayna and the Star Advertiser for sharing the aloha. Below are the images (courtesy of Dennis Oda) from the featured article:

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