I’m honored to be asked to do this mural in Venice. I wanted to represent skaters from that area whose influence reached as far as Lancashire, England and beyond. I also got to draw the Gonzales pool, a famous skate able pool from the area. Its up in Venice for the next few months if you want to check it out, right near the skatepark.
I grew up in Lancashire, Northern England.
I started Skateboarding when I was 14 and went to various art colleges in Lancashire after I finished school.
I ended up going to Goldsmiths College in South London when I was 20 and completed a BA in Design Studies.
After college I immersed myself in the world of Skateboarding. I worked as a sales director at Slam City Skates in London. Whilst there I started my own brand, Heroin Skateboards.
I've done artwork for companies including Toy Machine, Real, Foundation, Zero, Black Label, Creature, Baker and Deathwish.
In 2003 I left Slam City and started Landscape Skateboards, in 2006 I helped to start and became the art director of Altamont Apparel. In 2011, I moved to Los Angeles and Heroin started being distributed by Baker Boys Distribution. I also started hosting a radio show called Fos FM.
I've designed five collaborative shoes with Emerica footwear.
I live and work in LA and am available for freelance projects.