Monday, March 18, 2013

What Happens in Cocoa Beach...

probably involves some leathery locals and amazing alligator souvenirs

I’m back home from 8 days in Cocoa Beach, Florida with a buncha cool new tanlines and some serious inspiration. I flew out to set up a Hurley art wall at the Ron Jon Beach and Boards Fest, (an amateur surf competition) and had the pleasure of painting with some truly incredible artists.

While I was there, I got to paint with Stink from Costa Mesa—who taught me about a million apps I need to get on my phone if I ever hope to keep up with the kids. (above: Stink/Jennie/Shaun collaboration inspired by aggressive wind at the beach)

Shaun Thurston from Jacksonville, FL (above: Shaun is crazy with a can…and I am regular with a brush. GO TEAM!)

and INOPE, based out of Savannah, GA, pictured below as the grand master of spray cans. Shaun and Inope were some of the fastest, bravest painters I have ever seen. It was a serious treat meeting them and working with them on this project!

I hope to find good and lucrative excuses to get both of them out to California to share their art!

Friday, March 1, 2013


Kind of? I'm heading out to Cocoa Beach, Florida on Monday to paint at the Hurley Art Wall for the Ron Jon Beach & Boards Fest! I'll be out there painting on the beach from the 6th-10th. If you're in Florida...come say hi!

Joining me on the wall are some killer artists you may already be in love with (if not, go check 'em out!) the adorable and prolific STINK will be painting on the 6th and 7th. Florida's very own Shaun Thurston will be killing it on the 7th and 8th, and INOPE is closing it out on the 9th and 10th.

Lastly: do get down to Laguna Beach on Saturday to peep This Wilde Abyss. There's some fantastic work from some super cool ladies on display!