Here’s a couple paintings I’ve made in my spare time while down south.
Bliss 101 Featured Artist - July 13, 7-9 p.m.
687 South Coast Hwy., Encinitas, California
On Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. I’ll be displaying artwork at Bliss 101, a beautifully eclectic boutique in Encinitas, CA. This shop is amazing, you should stop by even if you can’t make it on Saturday.
Vans U.S. Open of Surfing – July 20th-28th
Main Street and Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach
If you’re into big events, this one is for you. There will be surfing, skating, bmx-ing, music-ing, and last but not least, visual art-ing. I’ll have my humble little art booth set up at this massive event.
Please come out and support my art!
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a new website that has most of the functionality I’ve longed for. It’s now up and going! The address is still the same: www.artandsurf.com. There’s a lot of new art, so it’s worth a visit. I’ve also begun setting up a Facebook page for my artwork. Here’s the address: www.facebook.com/artandsurf.
I’ll have new artwork on display for one day at the Vista Pub in Brookings, Oregon on saturday. We’ll also be unveiling a commissioned piece of Natural Bridges that they hired me to paint. If you’re in the area, please come out and support my art. 15% of profits will be donated to the Friends of the Brookings-Harbor Aquatic Center.
Here’s a link to a quick interview with A. Ell Atelier on Kauai. My artwork has been on display and for sale there since they opened. I’m so happy to see the success that my friends business has had. It’s also exciting to see the saturday art walk she started is now a big deal on Kauai. She had me show at one of the first art walks.
This is a little 3×3″ sketch for an upcoming mural project for the Vista Pub in Brookings. This is one of three images I’ll be recreating at 4×4′. The purpose of these small sketches is to map out composition, and to get a general sense of value. The sketch is based off of a photo I took of a spot north of town. A place so scenic that it almost feels made up in a sketch.
2012 was a year of a lot of change and growth for me, both in my artwork and life. I was tiring of always painting waves; so I headed in some different directions. Many of the pieces I created during this time were meant to be viewed in person, including this one. It’s called Irregular Frequency. It’s an oil painting on different layers of wood and epoxy resin. To my surprise, these pieces were a hit, and sold at the first show I had them in.
The artwork I’m creating this year is more representational. It also possesses many similar elements to the mostly free-form experiments I created last year. I’m in the midst of lining up some shows. Please be patient with me, because my plan is to not unveil them on the internet until after the shows occur. More info to come.