Surfrider Artist Interview - Robb Havassy
Our final Surfrider artist interview is the wonderful Robb Havassy.
1. Tell us about yourself and your art.
My art is a reflection of my lifestyle, passions and inspirations, which like myself are varied and multilayered. My art takes many forms: Drawing, painting, sculpture, food and drink, books, apparel, music, film. To me being an “artist” means that you are a creator of many things that inspire others, which is how my life has evolved.
2. How did you get involved with Surfrider?
My association with Surfrider began early on in 90’s before I began creating art. Around 1996 when I first started painting, I was asked to donate art for a benefit for Surfrider …Of course I did and from there is seemed a great organization to support with the art I was creating. When I began making my Surf Art calendar in 2003 I partnered with SRF to benefit them primarily. Since then my donations and collaborations with them have raised close to $50,000.
3. Can you tell us about your art featured on the bag? What were your inspirations behind the piece?
As I mentioned my art comes in many forms and styles. I have always love painting expressionistic abstract paintings. Many of them have been on surfboards. The piece of art for this bag was done on a RUSTY surfboard(one of six) that I did for a collaboration between myself, SRF and Bloomingdales in 2010. This is a detail from that board’s art.
4. Why did you decide to become involved with the Surfrider Series by Envirosax supporting the Rise Above Plastics Campaign?
Because every little step toward limiting the use of plastics helps…I’m proud to help give people an environmentally friendly choice.