HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Born in France and raised in Tahiti, John Poileux now goes by the name of "Hell Ton John". He grew up surfing and skateboarding in the tropical paradise. He began to paint and sculpt his own surfboards and skateboards for fun. Then, he painted the boards of his friends and family. When he ran out, he started using reclaimed boards and scrap wood as his canvas.
John has a solo exhibition every year in Tahiti, but this is the first time he has had one in Hawaii. For one week, he'll be painting and sculpting at the Wyland Signatures Galleries in Waikiki from July 31 until August 5, 2016. On Friday, there will be a raffle to giveaway a piece of his surf art. For more information on his work, you can go to his website htjartworks.com.