I have many artist friends and some amazing artists I really just admire & look up to listed below (just to name a few). I’d love for you to check out their work as well :
Thad Matson (AKA: Fulltimehuman):
Born and raised in Southern California, I have a passion for all things art, music, lifestyle and family. Thad…
Thad, My Big Brother has pretty much taught me everything I know about art to this day. Big inspiration! ~ Seth
Ricky Blake Art:
Rick Blake is a Huntington Beach resident. Rick has been involved in art education and is teaching in the city of Orange.
Ricky is an awesome surf artist (one of the best) and a great all around guy. ~ Seth
Mark Youngsma (AKA: Marcos):
….. thirsting for adventure and the lure of the unknown…. i once set off on a quest to discover the magic, madness, and beauty of far off lands, diverse cultures, and exotic peoples ………….. not knowing that my journey would evolve into a pilgrimage; a life of outward exploration and inner renewal, of endless roads, vast seas, drifting horizons, and liquid borders …..
Marcos is an amazing photographer and artist. Luv seeing his creativity through the lens… ~ Seth
“My art is my love, my frustration, my lifeline. I am inspired by my friends, the ocean, women, whales and dolphins, wilderness, human goodness and divine futures.” Co-Founder of Surfers for Cetaceans
Howie is an inspiration to life itself. Saving cetaceans worldwide and painting whale murals left and right. True legend! ~ Seth
“The ocean is my inspiration. My art is a reflection of this great
force that has shaped my life .” Wade Koniakowsky has spent his entire
life involved with the ocean and art. He is thought by many to be on the
cutting edge of the new-school of marine art.
Wade is possibly my favorite “Surf” artist in the world. His work is amazing and unforgettable. Great guy too! ~ Seth
If Matisse or Picasso had grown up surfing, golfing and living in Southern California, they may likely have turned out like Robb Havassy.
Robb is one of the most successful surf artists in So. Cal and does amazing work. His work inspired me to start painting surf themed stuff way back when but it always came out abstract. Finally getting a grip on it and still inspired by Robb all the time. ~ Seth
Roberto Chuy Madrigal:
Chuy is a legendary Surfer/Skateboarder/Artist. He does amazing wave-scapes featuring locations he visits while traveling the world. ~ Seth
I grew up on doses of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings (original), and Dungeons and Dragons in OC, CA. Never got into comic book stories but liked the art in them. Art, punk, hardcore and skateboarding were my all-time-highs growing up in Orange County, CA, USA. I had a few art stints (whats a stint?) during my younger years and created art for skateboard companies New Deal, Television and CH1.
I was lucky enough to teach next door to Matt a few years back and see what a talented artist and teacher his is. Luv his Monster art!!! ~ Seth
As a self-taught artist, I have developed my style through problem solving and experimentation. Always searching for new and different ways of expressing my love for the sea, I am constantly trying different mediums and techniques.
I did an artshow with Nathan recently and his work blew me away. Totally inspired me to start working with wood. He is here to stay… Amazing technique! ~ Seth
Jose is a legendary Skater/Artist with a grass roots vibe in HB. ~ Seth
I grew up where the ocean is cold, rough, and the skies are often cloudy. This coast is mysterious and majestic; in my opinion one of the most beautiful places on the planet. My hometown was a modest blue-collar area full of loggers and fishermen located at the tail end of Southern Oregon where the land pushes against the mighty Pacific.
I don’t know Spencer but when I saw his art I fell in luv with his style… ~ Seth
did I forget someone? please let me know… yo! 🙂