Three amazing artists provided their artwork to be featured on the Surfrider
Foundation Series bags to help raise money for the Rise Above Plastics Campaign,
which aims to reduce single-use plastics in the marine environment through
education and advocacy. Envirosax will donate 50 cents to the Surfrider Foundation’s
Rise Above Plastics campaign for each bag sold.
Below you can learn more about the artists and inspirations behind their work.
Born in Burbank, California, Ned spent his entire life in or near the water. Now living
in Venice, California, Ned’s surf-inspired paintings tend to be emotive rather than
Ned’s art is evocative of the ocean, but aren’t depictions so much as a collective
of physical and sensory reinterpretations of the surf – from the beach’s sand to
aerial overviews, from absolute immersion to riding the wave and sitting on a
board looking back to the land's horizon. Derived from dream and memory and the
ephemeral experience the ocean can give to those who love it. After nearly five
decades of surfing and painting, a natural symbiosis seems to evolve between the two.
For the past decade California artist Robb Havassy has been one of the leading
creative voices within the surf culture, having created art and collaborated with
many of the surf industry’s biggest brands, most prominent collectors and most
impactful environmental and socially conscious non-profit organizations.
Robb’s art is a reflection of his lifestyle, passions and inspirations, which like himself
are varied and multilayered. Robb’s art takes many forms: Drawing, painting,
sculpture, food and drink, books, apparel, music, film. To Robb, being an “artist”
means that you are a creator of many things that inspire others, which is how his life
Melinda grew up near the ocean, on Kauai, and though she has lived far and wide,
she continues to draw from it as from a well, from her spiritual, mental and physical
Growing up in Kauai is a source of inspiration for her work, as a metaphor and
a medium. Melinda’s method she uses for painting now is all about fluidity and
chance, a sort of controlled experiment. When the process works, it gives her the
same feeling of awe that watching the ocean does.