Throw Back Thursday! #TBT As I finish up the new art for the 2015 John Kelly Awards for the Surfrider Foundation - Oahu Chapter Surfrider Foundation I looked back on this piece I did for the awards back in 2012. This was the first portrait painting I had done since I was in school, so I was really intimidated to do it, and with such a special subject like the man himself, John Kelly it made it even tougher. Lots of work later and I was happy with how it came out and flattered when John Kelly's daughter told me how much she loved it and how special it was. I am honored to be asked to create art for such a special occasion each year and so thankful! In a few weeks we will unveil the 2015 art which is dedicated to special places on the Island that we would like to see preserved for generations to come. Aloha!