Surf art Arthur and Olive is one of the prints in my Vintage Surf range of illustrations.
Inspired by my family’s history of surfing in Perranporth in Cornwall, by family photos of my grandparents on the beach when they were young, and by the annual World Belly Boarding Championships which take place in Chapel Porth in Cornwall.
This print is sold Unframed. If you would like a framed print, follow this link for more info:
Personalise this Print:
These prints can be customised with small details and names of your own beloved surfer in your family or friends. All you need to do is message me with your requirements when you place the order.
A giclee fine art print high quality etching paper 310gsm, each print is signed and dated.
The print is unframed and packaged in cellophane with a backing board.
Size : A4 size paper, which is 210 × 297 millimeters or 8.27 × 11.69 inches
Perfect wedding or anniversary gift idea – this print can be personalised with your message.
My illustrations are inspired by my family’s wooden board surfing heritage. My grandparents (Arthur Roy and Olive Augusta) both grew up in Perranporth in Cornwall, and my grandmother’s family started surfing and making wooden boards after the First World War. I remember my great Uncle (also called Arthur) taking his wooden belly board down to the beach at Perranporth when he was well into his 70s! His son told me recently that Uncle Arthur had made his own Malibu surf board in the 1950s.
The World Bellyboard Championships are organised by the National Trust and take place in Cornwall each year in September. No wetsuits are allowed and prizes are won for the best outfits, which involve a lot of flowery hats, fifties swimsuits and all in one knitted stripey costumes for the men which sag upon contact with water.