"Atom Tin Toy 153" by Dwight Touchberry, Mixed Media on Recycled Surfboard
73” x 19.5”
Mixed Media on Recycled Surfboard
Original Art Work
Ready to Hang
This surfboard painting is of a 1950’s Japanese tin toy race car (sans wheels). The natural rocket shape of the toy made it a perfect fit for a surfbard. This painting is a mixture of spray paint, paint pens, airbrush and all hand-painted.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Dwight has been creating pieces of art from an early age and these days are no exception. He loves working with his hands to create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork on a multitude of surfaces and with various mediums. From watercolor and acrylic on canvas to objects made with wood and other found materials including surfboards, he is always thinking about his next piece of art.
Dwight spent most of his youth in North Carolina. He went to East Carolina University, getting a BFA degree in Communication Arts and a minor in illustration and painting.
After college, Dwight moved to the Washington D.C. area for work at several advertising/marketing agencies. While there, he met his future wife Laurie. Dwight and his family with two grown children now reside in South Orange County, California where he continues to hone his skills as a designer and artist.
Formerly a surfer himself, Dwight began his foray into painting surfboards after being diagnosed with cancer in 2016. At that time there was no definite prognosis so he began creating art furiously, not wanting to waste any time, even while going through chemotherapy. Today he is considered Cancer free and his passion and drive to create his unique surfboards is still strong.