I don't consider myself a skateboard artist, more so as an artist who ended up somehow painting skateboards.
Several years ago a skater friend asked me to paint his as a decor piece since he no longer rode it. Since then I have made tons, sold many, and done quite a few on commission. Eventually, I started making ridable boards with my works too. But the hand painted decks (while only useful for taking up wall space) will always be my fav.
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