Artists

Pablo Ugartetxea is a Spanish artist/surfer living in the Basque region. Inspired by surf culture, his paintings are complex compositions of mixed media that feature photographs, drawing, and paint. We caught up with Pablo to find out more. [click to continue]

Joe Hodnicki

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 25, 2010 · 0 comments

Joe Hodnicki is an East Coast surfer/artist who works in all mediums from painting to shaping his own boards. He has been successful in being able to turn his passion for art and surfing into a life of stoke. We spoke with Joe to learn more. [click to continue]

Ron Croci

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 18, 2010 · 1 comment

Ron Croci is a talented California surfer/artist who creates colorful and fluid paintings which express the surfing lifestyle. A surfer for over 49 years, Ron shares with us his life of creating art. [click to continue]

Miles Thompson

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 9, 2010 · 4 comments

Miles Thompson is a talented California surfer/artist whose paintings are a mixture of pop culture, island tiki, and surrealism. His work is like an endless stream of consciousness that flows from his mind to his brush. We spoke with Miles to find out what makes him tick. [click to continue]

Wade Koniakowsky is a talented California surfer/painter who is known for his vivid depictions of the ocean lifestyle. His work is shown in galleries all over the world and he recently collaborated with Dick Brewer on a series of board paintings. We recently spoke with Wade to learn more. [click to continue]

Susan Wickstrand is a talented surfer/artist who creates colorful ocean-focused collages that combine photography, artifacts, and painting. Her work is exhibited internationally and has recently collaborated with photographer Art Brewer on a series of paintings. We spoke with Susan to find out more. [click to continue]

Matt Beard

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 29, 2010 · 8 comments

Matt Beard is a California surfer/artist who paints the state’s rugged coastline in dreamy colors and fluid shapes. Matt’s work has recently been published in both Surfer Magazine and the Surfer’s Journal. We talked with Matt about life of surf and painting. [click to continue]

Bill Ogden

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 26, 2010 · 16 comments

Bill Ogden is a California surfer/artist who made a mark in the industry with paintings that depicted the beauty of the ocean with swirling colors and fanciful lines. 35 years later, Ogden’s work has found a whole new audience. We spoke with Bill to learn more. [click to continue]