Reef Cafe - Garry Birsall Surf Art 11"x14" Matted Print

Reef Cafe - Garry Birsall Surf Art 11"x14" Matted Print

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The Reef Cafe print is part of the Garry Birdsall series of "Surfing USA in the 60's Surf Art".

The Reef Cafe is typical of many diners and cafes that sprang up along the Californian coastline in the 1960's.

In this depiction Garry There are three popular surf wagons of the era parked out front. A Ford Econoline Panel Van, a Woody and a Pontiac Sedan. After an early morning surf the boys need to fill their empty stomachs at the nearest diner.

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.

Also try: Our Wooden Photo Frame 11x14", made of Victorian Ash Natural Oak wood, Perfectly sized to fit our "Surf Art Prints by Garry Birdsall". Elegant and contemporary