Gary Birdsall Surf Art - Sandon Point Sunset - 11x14" Mattered Print
In this painting Garry has featured a one of Sandon Points spectacular sunsets. Sandon Point is one of Australia's best known surfing Mecca's. For more than half a century, thousands of surfers have spent endless days enjoying the brilliant wases that form off this rocky point. Sandon point is uniquely exposed to large southerly formed swells, which produce clean shaped wave walls of up to 7 meters when its pumping, and running in along the north facing shoreline.
Garry was born in Sydney where surfing is a national pastime (in his words). He spent all his leisure time as a youth on the beaches surfing. He was one of the pioneers of Malibu surfboard riding. Garry’s surfing ability was so good that he competed in numerous Australian and world surfing events. He was the first artist in Australia to do airbrushed paintings on surfboards. Most of his life he’s worked in the surfing industry form board building to wholesale & retail sales.
Today, Garry paints in his Sydney based studio. He uses a variety of mixed media but mostly favours the technique he used in “Cronulla Point Going Off” which is a combination of opaque and translucent watercolours. He’s still out actively surfing and many of his painting are inspired by the magic of the ocean and his love of riding waves.