Monday, January 23, 2012

Envirosax and art

Have you seen the video of a dolphin playing with a plastic bag as it floats in the ocean, subsequently getting trapped by it (don't worry, he eventually escapes)? Whales, seals, dolphins, and turtles ingest these bags and less than one percent of the one million plastic bags used per minute are recycled. If you haven't already done so, it's time to make a conscious change. Get reusable cloth bags and stop using plastic. Even better, get an Envirosax bag and you can have one of my paintings on it.

That's right. While this is not my usual thing, when Envirosax contacted me by way of the Surfrider Foundation, interested in using one of my paintings on their bags, I checked out their back story and mission and couldn't refuse. Theirs is a great company with a conscience: We believe in environmental sustainability. Plastic bags clog drains and cause flooding. They pollute rivers and streams, killing animals and destroying plantlife. They take years to photodegrade and have a very short life span. Envirosax provide a compelling alternative to the plastic bags which are doing so much damage to our planet.

(Mine is the one on the far left! The original painting is called Cambay.)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fun + surf-y group show + Mexico revisited

We went back to San Juanico at the beginning of last month. It was, as expected, dusty, dry, hot, and windy. In between tacos and surf, I painted in my makeshift Mexico studio while Rebecca read and wrote. This vantage point of the Pacific is quite captivating and even when the surf wasn't kicking, it was great to be near this side of the sea.
Also,  if you're in the Southern California area next week, please check out the Surf's Up group show in Palos Verdes, opening on Friday, July 22nd. Curated by Jacqueline Dreager and likely going to be a really fun time. Read about it here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

scorpion bay travels, green/flash surf, and good causes

I've been traveling a bit lately, taking advantage of some good surf and getting laughs and inspiration from the company I'm keeping and the colors I'm encountering.The Marshall brothers and I (shown below with friends during our recent Scorpion Bay trip) brought heaps of free sneakers down to Baja. The kids and adults went bananas, even the smallest ones.

Speaking of good karma and passing it on, I'm donating a small abstract work to Project Angel Food, an inspiring organization located in downtown L.A. that provides free and nutritious meals to men, women, and children with cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases. My piece will be part of the GetArt4 fund raising event, with over 200 pieces of art donated and 100% of the profits going to Project Angel Food. A seriously good cause - art and humanity combined.

I've got some surfy pieces at greenflashartshop in Cardiff and the opening reception for "New Wave" is this weekend - Saturday, the 14th, if you're in the area from 5-9 pm. Ash Francomb and Kris Boline DeGrazio, co-owners of Greenflash, heavily into art and yoga, have been a complete breeze to work with. Check out their blog for info on past and future shows, as well as more scoop on "New Wave."

Friday, February 18, 2011

huffington post shout-out

Many thanks to Peter Clothier, great writer, thinker, and generally great person, for the kind words on my William Turner show on the huffington post. I just recently discovered his TED talk, which focuses on the "calling" each of us has and the importance of following it, as well as the paths we create to get there (or to clumsily attempt avoiding it). Good stuff, Peter.

Find out more about Peter by visiting his site and reading about his newest book, which I'm definitely going to be reading soon.

Monday, January 31, 2011

william turner opening follow-up

a great crowd showed up for saturday night's opening. thanks to all who were in attendance, SWELL peeps included, of course. it was a good is up until march 12th. check it out here.
a rapt and lovely viewer


the crowd

me and jacqueline, the Everywoman of NYC

Friday, January 14, 2011

east coast show - 11 in 11

while my west coast show is soon to be hung in the next couple of weeks, i've got a few works on paper in this group show at nahcotta, a great gallery-cum-boutique run by deb thompson in bucolic portsmouth, nh. deb knows what she's doing with nahcotta and it's worth checking out, in person or online.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

snubasaurus, jogu, hawaiian waves

i'm currently absorbed with pulling together the work for my upcoming show at the william turner gallery, opening on saturday, january 29th. introducing jogu (78" x 94"):
went to the northshore with my buddy olson, visiting with our pal scotty (golden-globe nominated!) in order to get my hawaii five-o fix. one evening, at dusk, i got this shot. pink sky and blue sea. most excellent. and the ping-pong games were epic, to boot.
upon my return, i designed a new board along with the help of shaper scott anderson. i wanted to make a fun, super functional board i've dubbed the "snubasaurus" (a 7'0"). test rides have proven it be a truly successful endeavor.
mele kalikimaka from the studio.