inspired by sun & surf
I'm an everyday surfer living by the sea in Florida, with a love for the ocean and a fascination with nature. I've been working as an artist & illustrator for almost 20 years, almost always on a freelance basis. My art is inspired by happy days spent in the waves & the feeling of joy we have from being close to nature. I hope that through my work I can share that feeling with everyone.
Besides drawing & painting, I also create handcrafted surfboard bags. My grandmother taught me to sew & to appreciate well made things. Sometime in the middle of 2012 the idea to make surfboard bags came along. I needed some for myself and nothing offered locally really fit my style, so I made my own, at the dining room table, in a tiny apartment in Delray Beach, FL. A vintage army bag that belonged to my grandfather was the inspiration. Classic canvas and traditional sewing techniques came together to create a good looking, utilitarian bag, that's made to last. Making the bags carefully & by hand turned out to be really satisfying & they went over well, so I kept on making them.
I've always found it difficult to limit myself to one kind of creative endeavor anyway, so now I make both: surf art & board bags. Let me make something for you!