• ARTIST INTERVIEW: VINCENT DARMOHUSODO

    WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

    Growing up in Indonesia, I was always in love with the ocean and nature. Now, living in Encinitas, my passion continues through surfing and photography. I want to share my vision of the ocean and surf in a unique and different approach and with the hope to inspire others.

     

    HOW DO YOU WORK?

    While most print their photos on different mediums, I am taking an entirely different approach. Instead of printing, I specialize in transferring my photography work on reclaimed wood. I literally transfer the ink from paper print to the wood surface. The process is entirely handmade and gives a unique and one of a kind piece. The use of reclaimed wood as my medium really adds another layer of character to the finished product. In the end, it is more than just photography. It’s photography art.

     

    WHAT DOES YOUR WORK AIM TO SAY (if anything)

    The photography world is saturated with countless talented people. I aim to create my own lane to differentiate my work from others.

     

    WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND (How did you start making art?/Why do you make art?)

    I graduat...

  • ARTIST INTERVIEW: CYN VALENTINI

    WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

    I hadn't painted for a long time and when I returned after 15 years without painting I did it on a surfboard. I liked the result so much that all I could think about was to do it again and again and better and better. I believe that a white board like any other is impersonal and we deserve something special, something that represents us ...just like our tattoos !

     

    HOW DO YOU WORK?

    I work on the terrace of my house, looking at the sea. I look for a comfortable place, I put good music and some aromatic candles.

     

    WHAT DOES YOUR WORK AIM TO SAY? (if anything)

    I believe that life is the colour we choose. I like to paint a world in which everything is possible, colours are for me freedom, liberation .... breaking structures, "thinking out of the box".

     

    WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? (How did you start making art?/Why do you make art?)

    I went for 5 years to the academy of fine arts in Argentina, as it was not a sustainable job I studied oenology. More than ten years later when I painted my first surfboard I did watercolour painting courses and the one tha...

  • ARTIST INTERVIEW: TASHA ROTH

    WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

    I am an artist because I believe that images have power. When something I create brings a feeling, memory, joy or inspiration to someone, it means the world to me. Nothing means more to me as an artist than knowing that I have made some sort of positive impact in someone’s or a community’s life.

     

    WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND?

    I’ve been doing art my whole life. I was always the kid who carried a sketch book with me whether it was for traveling or I just knew I’d have some down time. I never really thought of art as anything other than a hobby up until recently so I am self taught with a few basic courses from high school. what got me into painting was I actually got sick for a little bit about a year ago and I couldn’t go surfing or do much physical activity and I was going bonkers with boredom. I had some paints lying around and I decided since I couldn’t be in the waves I would try and paint one. I later posted it and I had such positive feedback and I realized how happy my art made people so I decided to keep trying and paint more things I enjoyed and eventually it became a profession.  The world really does work in mysterious ways.

  • ARTIST INTERVIEW: COLLEEN WILCOX

    Why do you do what you do?/ What’s your background? 

    (How did you start making art?/Why do you make art?)

    I initially decided to pursue art as a career because I wanted to follow a path that I felt was meaningful and fulfilling. I was a few years out of college and already knew I didn’t enjoy office jobs and didn’t want to waitress forever. Since drawing and painting had always come naturally to me since I was a kid, I decided to work on developing my style and see if I could make a living with art.

    Now that it’s been ten years it is hard to imagine doing anything else besides art. It is intertwined with every aspect of my life. I find it satisfying to see the progression of my business as well as my artistic style that I have put so much into over the years.

     

    How do you work?/ What inspires you?

    I gather inspiration all day everyday from my environment and island lifestyle (such as swimming, surfing, observing flowers and plants). I am very inspired by nature and happy “Hawaii moments”. Later when I go back to work on a painting I use a combination of photo references and my imagination. I like to have some realistic elements (such as flowers, people, landmark...

  • ARTIST INTERVIEW: CHELSEY FOSKETT

    WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

    I paint fluid art because I find it to be a very therapeutic release, almost meditative. When I get stuck into a painting I’m in a trance, pouring everything I have onto the canvas. It’s also a challenge, I’m constantly progressing and trying new recipes, techniques, seeing what works and understanding the process. I’m always moving forward and trying to be better, if I get stuck doing one thing too much I get bored easily, that’s why my art isn’t just one style.

     

    HOW DO YOU WORK?

    Well I’m lucky enough to have a large sun lit living room attached to my bedroom which I have converted into an art studio. Which I spend a better part of the day in. It’s filled with an abundance of plants and has all the art supplies I could ever need with a very large table my partner built especially for me to paint on.

     

    WHAT DOES YOUR WORK AIM TO SAY? (IF ANYTHING)

    I attempt to capture earthy elements inspired by geodes and aerial shots of natural landscapes. I try and create a sense of boldness but also have a component of flow. I love creating pieces that each individual person can have their own experience with.<...

  • ARTIST INTERVIEW: OLHA TRACH

    WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

    Love. It is both source and the reason.

     

    HOW DO YOU WORK?

    Depends on whether you mean a commissioned work or a random work I create out of own impulse. End goal of both for me is – inspire enable support in other words SERVE others by reflecting, multiplying , aspiring love and beauty of the world even in sad situations some people may find themselves, or challenging situations – love is everywhere I believe, so is beauty.

    When it is a custom work. Maybe it will sound weird, but i prepare materials and before starting i sit in front of canvas and ask to transmit to the canvas of custom artwork – whatever will serve heart of the client, the space Painting will live in. Hope it makes sense.

    What is humbling, my education and professional background is in business science, so I never got art education and this ability to serve people through art came from above. It is a gift, to me it feels like a precious energy I am merely a vessel for.  And it makes me feel happy, honored even.

    You have no idea how strong of reaction some people have to these, how many times strangely these paintings made people cry of joy. No expl...

  • ARTIST INTERVIEW: BRIT KINGHORN

    WHAT DOES YOUR WORK AIM TO SAY? (IF ANYTHING)

    I hope that people can find something special to them in my artwork. I hope that I can bring them a glimpse of my soul. I hope that they can see it better than I can lol.

     

    WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND?
    (HOW DID YOU START MAKING ART?/WHY DO YOU MAKE ART?)

    I was born 5 months premature, my retinas were 96% detached. I received a blessing from the people at my church, The Church of Jesus Christ – Latter Day Saints. And Because of that, I believe I was given my sight for a reason. Now, I have a low vision eye disease called keratoconus. But I’ve always been addicted to drawing and creating. I feel like I’m winning against my poor eyesight by creating art. It’s very liberating and motivating for me to keep going. It’s like, I CAN do it… and then I try my best to. I’ve never had any formal training but I picked up painting a couple years ago and it’s been the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I hope I can do it forever.

     

    WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES?

    God, because He created Art. He created beautiful people with amazing hearts. He created this stunning world. And I simply try my...

  • ARTIST INTERVIEW: CHERILYN RAMSEY

  • LIGHT BLUE

    Blue fold-overs are a combination of shape, color, and form that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

    Take the moment and make it perfect. It’s already there; you just have to see it. God designed us to be all we can be, and it is our job to do it.

  • DARK TUBES OF THE N.W.

    Clearly, not everyone is inspired by a simple wave drawing. That’s OK. Actually, that’s good. For some of us, it is those simple things that no matter how many times you see them, it still means something. You don’t have to analyze and critique it; you simply need to know if you like it. It’s not complicated. No beard scratching needed. Walah!!
  • LAST LIGHT

    Pulling in the last possible set is not for everyone. For some, it’s a lot. Surf -or- snow.

    La bellezza è una cosa raramente visto. Si svolge da tutti all’interno della stessa anima si trova, in attesa di uscire in superficie, ma si può trovare se qualcuno condivide la loro anima con te solo.

  • DOTTED WATERSCAPE

    Part of a larger concept covering an eco-canvas for a tented event. Quick clips are better than nothing.

    Il paese dang intero. Fatto.

    Un grande misura più ampia di loro divieto bottiglie di plastica dalla famosa regione delle Cinque Terre mondo lo scorso autunno, questo divieto è contro monouso sacchetti di plastica e copre l’intero paese. Speriamo che questo significa qualcosa senza l’ordine del giorno nascosto creato da sindacati e negozi di alimentari catene come in California.

    Essa ha effetto immediato – come, NOW!

    Ottimo lavoro.

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This page highlights some artists we like, things we are thinking about, and other random happenings. Killer artists, killer designs, wave art, board art, surf art, you name it. These are also some of the people we support. We hope you are supporting these people as well. These bloggish peeps don’t have to just be from California, Florida, Hawaii, or British Columbia.

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