Channeling my Southern Californian roots and deep admiration for the ocean, this body of work combines the usage of acrylic, texture, color, and fine detail on full size short boards, bringing to life a decorative mixed media art series. 

Over the years I've collected a variety of unique shells from my travels around the globe and incorporated those special treasures onto each of these boards. I chose a non-traditional color for the surfboard base and went with matte black. Since I wanted to paint the sea creatures in black and white, I could utilize the negative space with the white overlay. The black also creates a flattering contrast against the bright colors of the coral and sea life.

All boards are available for purchase. Contact in bio for details. 

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