Andy Davis is quite possibly my favorite artist ever and the man behind some of today’s most recognizable surf-inspired artwork. He has been called one of the best surf artists of our generation. Using bright colors and organic, curvy shapes, Andy’s artwork gives you the feeling of being near the water and exudes a pure, simple joy and aloha spirit. You’ve seen his work in films by Thomas Campbell, from brands like Billabong, Roxy, and his own brand Free, on huge murals, in big stores. Now he’s even landing on the panels of Igloo coolers.
Here, Andy talks about how he forged his own path, passing on traditional education for real work experience, surrounding himself with friends, and continuing to create what he wanted along the way. He has a great sense of humor and a bold outlook on life.