Earlier this month I documented a new mural that Florida-based artist, Ty Williams, painted on the Banks Journal US HQ in Newport Beach, CA. This short film offers some insight into Ty's creative process and the new style of painting that he's been experimenting with over the last year. 

Banks Journal had an unveiling party for the mural last Friday at their inaugural "Casual Friday" event. Drinks were provided by Vacancy Coffee Bar Pabst Blue Ribbon. A special thanks goes out to Ty and the Banks Journal crew for supporting this rad project and event. 


Andy Davis, just opened his new solo show, EYE YI YI, at Trancas Country Market in Malibu, CA. The show features new, original paintings, limited edition prints, installations, and new products designed by Andy.

EYE YI YI will be running from May 26th - July 1st, 2017 (12pm–7pm) at Trancas Country Market ~ 30745 P.C.H BLDG. B Malibu, CA 90265.

For more about EYE YI YI and what Andy's up to visit:


Local artist, Andy Davis, is currently gearing up for the opening reception of his new solo show, Eye Yi Yi. The show features new, original paintings, limited edition prints, installations, and new products designed by Andy.

The opening reception is taking place at 6pm on May 25th, 2017 at Trancas Country Market in Malibu, CA (30745 P.C.H BLDG. B Malibu, CA 90265). There will be food, live music, and live screen printing with prints available for purchase. 

Eye Yi Yi will be on display from May 26th – July 1st, 2017.

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Callen Busch began building handplanes out of salvaged wood during a flat spell in San Diego. The lack of surfable waves pushed him to explore new methods of waveriding. Over the last five years he has refined his skills and created dozens of unique handplanes out of beautiful, exotic woods.

In this episode of Thumbnails, Callen discusses his creative process and the joys associated with creating a one of a kind piece of functional art.

To see more of Callen's handplanes visit: (

Music by: Jake Rosen & Brendan Sepe. 


Southern California based artist, Andy Davis, has been creating and sharing his surf inspired art throughout the country and internationally for the last two decades. His newest show entitled, Cooked Just Right, is his first ever solo show in his hometown of Encinitas. Cooked Just Right features new, free-flowing creations that abstract Andy's signature forms and aesthetics.

I was fortunate enough to document Andy's creative process leading up to the show, as well as the show's opening festivities. 

Cooked Just Right: New Works by Andy Davis Nov. 21st - 30th, 2015 at SAID Space (766 S. Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA 92024). 

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Dispatch: Use Your Words -- An Urban Typography Book.

My good friend, Shea Sjoberg, made a rad, mixed media book entitled, Use Your Words: An Urban Typography Book. It features Shea's photography and some of his paintings. Shea is a graphic designer based in San Francisco and he specializes in logo and website design. This is a short video that I put together to showcase Use Your Words. Enjoy. 

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Dispatch: Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co.

My good friend Suzy Lee owns a calligraphy business called, Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co. She specializes in unique, commissioned pieces like this wall mural for a baby nursery. She painted this piece in just under four days and it turned out amazing. 

"Words are only words, but the change they can affect, and the hope they can cultivate is powerful. Words have undoubtedly altered the course of many lives, and I can certainly testify of that in my own."
- Suzy Lee, founder of Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co. 

For more of Suzy's work visit: & follow her on Instagram at

Thumbnails: Episode Four // Kelsey Brookes.

Kelsey Brookes is a painter based in San Diego. After graduating college Kelsey began working for the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) conducting scientific research during the first outbreak of West Nile Virus in the United States. After two years at the CDC, he moved to San Diego to work for a local lab that was creating blood tests for HIV, HCV, and HCB. 

After four years of working in that lab, Kelsey left the scientific community to pursue a career as a painter. Kelsey’s artistic pursuit stemmed from a year and a half spent traveling and living in a van in Australia, where he refined his artistic abilities and began surfing. Today, Kelsey is a well respected painter whose art melds his two passions of science and art. His pieces center around hallucinogenic compounds and their molecular make-up. Through his brush work he articulates and showcases an array of psychoactive drugs in a unique and fascinating manner. 

Kelsey’s new exhibit, PLANTS OF THE GODS, is on display at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, NY from June 20th - July 7th. For more of Kelsey’s work visit: and follow him on Instagram at


I am currently working on a short film piece about local San Diego artist, Kelsey Brookes. Kelsey's scientific background is where he draws a great deal of his artwork's inspiration from. Later this month his work will be featured at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, NY. The show entitled, Plants of the Gods, consists of paintings based on hallucinogenic compounds used in indigenous ceremonies throughout the world. For more of Kelsey's work visit:

Stay tuned for an interview and glimpse into Kelsey's creative process in the coming weeks. 

Thumbnails: Episode Three // Shelby Ling.

Shelby Ling is an artist, illustrator, and designer from Leucadia, California. Having grown up in Southern California, Shelby's artwork features a great deal of animated, surf-inspired imagery along with unique, blue cactus collages inspired by her time spent in the desert.

Shelby's skill set is one of great variety and her artwork showcases her ability to work with all kinds of mediums including, wood, paint, and fabric. Currently she is studying furniture design at San Diego State University while continuing to work as a freelance artist and self-proclaimed "co-parent".

For more of Shelby's work visit: & follow her on Instagram at