Greg Stanley : Featured Artist

Greg Stanley: Hemp Surf Art

Greg Stanley - Sustainable Wave

Greg Stanley – Sustainable Wave

In Greg Stanley’s words “I’ve always enjoyed art and fell in love with Santa Cruz the first time I came here in 1981, when I was 19. The first time I ever surfed was in 1985 off Pleasure Point. It was like magic. I discovered a composite board made from Hemp 6 years ago and began using it as my canvas. I loved how the material reacted with my oil bar and watercolor.”

Greg came to Santa Cruz at age 19 from Chico, Ca to work as a camp counselor at Kennolyn Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He then lived and worked here full time as a builder and a graphic designer doing work for local clients like the Dream Inn, Joe’s Falafel and Sandwich and Sport About.

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2 Responses to Greg Stanley : Featured Artist

  1. Kendall March 19, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    Wow, stunning artwork. It’s great to see someone come in to Santa Cruz and fall so much in love with the culture and surfing that it inspired this artwork. This is a really great feature 🙂

  2. Yasmina Porter November 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    These pieces are deeply calming and grounding. Let me know if you do a local show, or would like to do one.

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