Surfing. So far removed from Birmingham. by Lucy

Whilst in L.A I tried to see if I could cling onto a moving surfboard.

Thanks to the encouragement from the incredibly talented & fellow appreciator of circles and lines - Kelsey Brookes, I managed to not just cling but actually stand up.

Unfortunately before I had learnt which way was up I'd painted the wrong side of a board for a charity fundraising event.


Chandran Gallery, Juxtapoz Magazine, UNIV and WavesForWater have teamed up for art benefit to help with aid to the Philippines.

So far some beautiful boards have been created. Here's mine...both sides have now been side before I stood on water, the other side after I achieved something you could perhaps call surfing.



"We are just now beginning to see the dramatic aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and know that months and years of effort and support are needed to bring communities back to normal and have infrastructures rebuilt.

Waves For Water, were on the ground early in the effected areas of the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative."


In order to continue efforts by Waves For Water's work in these areas, Chandran Gallery and Juxtapoz Magazine are working with UNIV

to curate andorganize a group of artists to create custom artwork on surfboards to be auctioned off at a later date in Winter 2014 to help raise money for the charity.



Keep A Breast, Los Angeles by Matthew J Watkins

Keep A Breast is a charity that focuses on raising awareness of breast cancer, particularly aimed towards younger adults.

I've been working with them for a decade now, although recently I spent some quality time in Dowtown L.A at their HQ.

Where I painted a mural, a breast cast of local artist Downtownmuse exhibited at the group show, Angel City Brewery

Massive thanks to Shaney and all at ACB for letting me turn their car park into a studio for the last month. Best studio ever.