The Original Surf Art

Even before he founded Surfer Magazine in 1960, John Severson was a professional surfer, talented filmmaker and well respected artist. In fact, his paintings and sketches of Hawaii-California surf culture are regarded as the original surf art. After launching his artistic career in the late 50s, he eventually went on to be inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame and published several books. Talk about the ultimate surf culture artist – what a legend and talent.

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Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

Surfer Art | HonestlyWTF

(original watercolor paintings available $300 and up)

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8 Comments

  1. Rena wrote:

    This art is amazing: so wonderful colourful and full of life!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. Madeliene Rose wrote:

    These paintings remind me of the summery and colourful art of Raoul Dufy. I don’t know if you have ever seen his work but it is very vibrant.

    http://madelienerose.com

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  3. glamdevils wrote:

    Wow amazing paintings. Would love to have one too 😀

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

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  4. Stacy wrote:

    I like that these pictures are united by one idea. It looks beautiful!

    Stacy from http://www.stacyco.com

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  5. Love these old water colors! Reminds me of my surfer Dad :).

    xx
    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanart.com
    50% OFF w/code HAPPYLD

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  6. Zen wrote:

    Surfing is on my bucket list!! Already prepared the blog post for when i finally manage to try it! 🙂

    9.6.15
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  7. Namrata wrote:

    Love these watercolours. They come alive

    Namrata
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in

    9.6.15
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