My buddy John is an insanely talented guy. Architect by day, painter by night. More design sense in his pinky than most in their entire body. I really do envy and celebrate the guy.
I first met John six or seven years ago when his then girlfriend (and now wife) whom I worked with introduced us. I loved his style so I asked him to do a piece for my parents 15th anniversary celebrating our family. I then saw three pieces he did for a small show in OC that I had to have.
It took me a few years, but finally I took these off his hands, and now they’re home on my main wall. I would consider myself a fan for life.
Anyway, John threw out the invite to check out some of his newer surf inspired works at Nikau Kai, a fresh surf shop offering by Manhattan Beacher Jason Shanks, a surfing veteran with the shaggiest of locks. No really, look…
John was there to do a live painting and hopefully sell some of his work. He had some great new pieces I hadn’t seen before. Check them out and let me know what you think:
Before scrolling down you can check out more of John’s work here: