Friday, 11 April 2008

Harry Daily's Sketch Holiday

Harry Daily - Adam & Eve

Harry Daily creates some of the most beautiful surf art I have come across. I happened upon his work by reading an old post from last summer on Beach Bum's excellent blog and I was kicking myself that I hadn’t been on the pulse enough to get down to The Driftwood Gallery the previous August and meet the man in person as well as hotfooting it to the till with one of his original paintings or more likely, considering the current state of my bank balance, a signed limited edition print.

Harry Daily is from San Diego and began to paint and draw before he could even remember. Straight out of high school, Harry started to work for some of the biggest brands in the surf industry including Volcom, Roxy, Surfers Journal, Surfing, Surfer Magazine and Free.

Following the success of his first solo show in 2002, Harry took off for a short surf trip to Australia and did not return for three years. It was during his experience there that the self-described optimistic drifter produced the "Art of Holiday" series.

Since then he has had shows in California and across Europe and this year Harry’s work will touring around the world as part of the The Happening Live exhibition. I can’t wait until the show gets to Cornwall in July to see some of his new artwork up close and in real size. The one I have posted here is from Harry’s Sketch Holiday series from a couple of years ago and I just love them all. You can see plenty more at

1 comment:

Beach Bum said...

We might be seeing more of Harry this Summer ... hush hush for now ;)