Surf Artists

Surf Artists : Todd Cooper

by Robb on June 13, 2008

Artist Todd Cooper was born in San Diego and grew up surfing the many reefs and beaches providing the strong inspiration to create images that reflect his oceanic lifestyle. This pattern continued in Santa Barbara where Todd learned about long point breaks and the studio arts. After travels to the hotspots Todd has returned and is currently located in Ocean Beach finishing up a new series of images with varying subjects and styles while researching for his next set. Still working in oils and airbrushing acrylics, Todd also creates murals, fine wall decorations, sculpture, and event staging. Todd also teaches art and architecture at Creative Academy of Performing Arts. To find out more information about prints, commisions or to just say hello, you can reach Todd at Todd@ToddCoopersArt.com

Surf Artists: John Coopwood

by Robb on June 13, 2008

John Coopwood
A tropical paradise, a surreal vision, an inviting surf spot with not a soul around. These are Coopwood’s favorite subjects. Using rich colors with various techniques, John Coopwood blends onto the canvas and computer not only acrylic paint and light but his entire world of personal experiences and dreams.

Growing up in San Diego, Ca., John started his lifestyle of surfing, music and painting at an early age. His Costa Rican mother introduced him to the intensely saturated beauty of its land and ocean. From then on he was inspired to Live the “Pura Vida”.

He now lives in Playa Negra, Costa Rica with his wife and daughter. There he creates his fine art paintings, Illustrates commercial designs for such clients as Quiksilver, O’Neill, Ernieball/Music Man, Mesa/Boogie, Scorpion Bay,Corona Beer, Local Motion and many more.

John also travels to paint murals for clients all over the globe.

Check out John’s website at coopwoodart.com