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.
So far some beautiful boards have been created. Here's mine...both sides have now been painted...one 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.
Lazarides Gallery and The Outsiders are exhibiting work at this years Art14
Stand J7, Olympia Grand, London, Thursday 27th of February 2014 to Sunday 2nd of March 2014
Featuring a selection of new original works and unique studies.
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.
If you're in London my current work 'Hey You' is on show in the print room at Lazarides/The Outsiders Gallery, Greek St.
If you can't mkae it here's a pretty poor photo of it above.
'Hey You' Acrylic on found wood. 100 x 70cm. 2013