Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five,four, three, two, one… Happy New Year! 2019 is here which means new resolutions, new memories and new stories. For the first article of the year I decided to talk about some of the artists I have had the pleasure of meeting, including Art Stephens, Ozzie Wright and Ryan Burch!
Imagine sitting in the sun all day with only a piece of wood and a magnifying glass making art. That’s what Art Stephens does! He uses the sun and a magnifying glass and burns his art into a piece of wood instead of using a paintbrush. I love how different his style of art is!
Ozzie Wright is a pro surfer, skater, musician and artist sponsored by Volcom. His art is vibrant, bright and really different. He includes aliens, waves, rainbows and portraits of himself in his artwork. Ozzie’s artwork, to me personally, is really spiritual and has a beauty to it. I love how he draws in a cartoonish way! He gives vibes through his work and when you see it you want to smile.
Some artists shine in other ways. Some draw, some paint, and some shape boards! Ryan Burch is a board shaper and owns his own company. Why is he different from every other board shaper? Well, he experiments with all different shapes and sizes. He makes everything from asymmetrical boards to long boards from blocks of foam! However, Ryan does also know his way around a marker. I got to watch him and Ozzie draw a piece at a Volcom concert and even help out a bit!
These artists are really unique and inspire me! I wish all of them the best of luck for 2019 – here’s to a great year.
Shakka Shakka Brahda!
~ Marley Scott
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