Artist Alex Weinstein

31 03 2011

Recently I spent part of the day hanging out in the studio with artist Alex Weinstein. Alex is a painter and sculptor residing in Manhattan Beach, California whose work has shown in galleries worldwide.  His work has also been featured in publications such as the LA Times, Surfer’s Journal, and Elle Decor. Alex’s work could best be described as atmospheric and ethereal. It seems to hover and float in this mysterious “space”  between the concrete and the abstract. However, there is one thing that is clear, Alex and his work are deeply infused with the ocean.

alex

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vague

bunny

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Kid Creature editorial in this month’s Stab Magazine

2 12 2010

Here’s a portrait from a shoot with Cal, AKA Kid Creature, featured in Australia’s Stab magazine.

Kid Creature





Dripbook portfolio

29 11 2010

Kevin Roche Photography now on Dripbook.com! Portraits of legends such as Renny Yater, Gerry Lopez, Rusty Preisendorfer and young guns such as Cyrus Sutton, Kid Creature, and Chris Del Moro. Other portfolios include lifestyle, street photography, and iphone captures. The collection also features images from Brazil, Hawaii, and Southern California. Check it out!

portrait book





Los Angeles Artist David Lloyd

11 10 2010

David Lloyd is a Los Angeles based artist who creates mixed media paintings and collages influenced by the ocean, surfing, and travel. Along with realism, superstition, and mysticism, David’s work juxtapozes these elements with a playful sense of escapism where he examines the intersection between the worlds of fantasy and reality. By bringing order to chaos, David’s visual aesthetic yields a harmonious sensibility from distressed and imperfect materials. You can see more of David’s art at the Pacific Surf Gallery in Cardiff or at the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo!

 

David and his sidekick, Kerby

 

 

Mancave

 

 

works on paper with distressed polaroid

 

 

Somewhere

 

 

No Where

 

 

There

 

 

test

detail from collage

 

 

castaway or feral surfer?

 

 

David Lloyd, Artist

 





Artist Susan Wickstrand and Art Brewer collaboration

8 06 2010

Documenting a few moments with artist Susan Wickstrand and legendary photographer Art Brewer. For their collaborative project, Art provided the primary images which Susan then collages with additional images, layers of paint, and finally an encaustic wax treatment. Featured subjects include Indonesia, Hawaii, and surfers such as Gerry Lopez and Dave Rastovich. The images, although iconic in and of themselves, are transformed as the pieces become complex visual narratives. These shots were taken in Art’s studio as he and Susan both “initial” each piece with their thumbprint and signature on verso.

Art initials "Pipe Dreams" featuring his photo of Gerry Lopez

Art's "initials"

signed verso

Susan and Art... stoked!

two thumbs up

"Soliloquy , Rasta in Indo" finished piece © Susan Wickstrand, Rasta and shadow puppets photo © Art Brewer

"Hynson in Hollister" © Susan Wickstrand... dragonfly and photograph of Ron Stoner image hanging in frame © Art Brewer





Blue Realm Art Show

5 06 2010

Here’s a few from the Blue Realm Art Show held in Cardiff by the Sea on Saturday, May 15th. The group show featured the work of five local artists inspired by the Ocean. The show opened to a packed house on Saturday night and was a huge success! San Diego Coastkeeper was the charity and sponsors included Primo Beer, CK Mondavi Winery, Yapo’s Home Catering, and Adrianne Smith Floral Designs. The Artists on display included Ash Francomb, Kris DeGrazio, Kevin Roche, Skye Walker, and Susan Wickstrand.

Blue Realm Art Show, Cardiff by the Sea

West wall, salon style

the show featured mixed media, photography, and oil paintings

woodblock by Ash Francomb

l-r works by Kevin Roche, Skye Walker, and Susan Wickstrand

the crew l-r Skye Walker, Ash Francomb, Susan Wickstrand, Kris De Grazio, and Kevin Roche





Sacred Craft Surfboard Show Ventura, California 2010

21 04 2010

A little photo essay from the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo in Ventura, California honoring master surfboard shaper Renny Yater. In attendance were such legends as Gerry Lopez, Shaun Tomson, Jeff Ho, John Peck, Jeff Clark and many more. Scott Bass and crew produced a great show and it was a perfect weekend full of surfboards and surf culture! A special congrats to Wayne Rich for winning the shape-off and taking top honors!

Ventura Fairgrounds April 2010

Renny Yater master craftsman

Rincon Designs shaper Matt Moore

around the show

Mr Pipeline... Gerry Lopez

30 years of boards at rincon

Shaun Tomson, former world champ and one of his models from the 1980's

matt moore

William "Stretch" Riedel

Renny and John with photos of them both surfing Rincon in the background... rad!

the enigmatic John Peck

Michel Junod working his blank

portraits from clockwise: Michel Junod, Jeff Clark, Sam George, Jeff Ho

duck tape...

Renny choosing the winner...

Congrats Wayne!