LOGO ART WORK
2010 POSTER CONTEST WINNER:
I was born in Rochester NY in 1977. I've lived on the Central Coast of California since I was about 5 year old. I've always had a creative bent. I found photography in High School and continued with it through college. I have a BS in Art and Design with a Concentration in Photography and Digital Imagemaking from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I started my own photography and design business in 2oo3, and I love it! I've been blessed to be able to live here on the beautiful Central Coast with my wife and kids. Robert also enjoys surfing, playing in worship bands, and hanging out with his family. He has been living on the Central Coast for almost 30 years. Robert created the image for our first annual WW&B event, and he is back with another awesome design. Keeping with the theme he created.
Personal website: www.voorheisphoto.com
Forever officially started in 1999, but I would argue that it was actually founded in 1988. That’s the year that founders Charlie
Clingman and Chris Pedersen met for the first time on a small dusty island off the coast of Baja California. They were there to surf,
but the 16 year olds soon learned that they had something else in common. After returning from a morning surf, the two were relaxing
in their bunks, when someone started adding to the existing drawings on the walls. This would become an obsession, and the walls
were soon covered from floor to ceiling with all kinds of wacky stuff. Surfing, laughing with good friends, and art – the
fires were lit. Leaving the island, Charlie and Chris had no idea their passion for surfing and art would take
on a life of its own. Around 1997 Charlie received a Holiday card from Chris. It was handmade and featured a Surfin’ Santa on the front, with the words “Cancel Christmas – Santa’s Surfing!” The following year’s card
was a perfect surf spot with a Christmas tree and presents on the beach. Charlie like the cards so much, he recommended that Chris reproduce them and sell them. They were both actively pursuing their art careers at the time and the card idea sounded good. The two became business partners and got started. Their
company needed a name and Forever Stoked was born. What started as a simple greeting card company has now grown into a full fledged art company. People seem to embrace the name and really enjoy the art. Over the years Charlie and Chris have brought on other artists, mostly good friends, to join the Forever Stoked crew, and are looking forward to including more. They now offer a wide variety of products ranging from stickers and t-shirts to museum quality limited edition prints and of course original paintings. So from a spark ignited over twenty years ago, these artists continue to create with passion and stoke the fires of creativity.
Bio from Forever Stoked website www.ForeverStoked.com
"Wine Barrels"30"x40" Oil on Canvas
"I have always been amazed by the symmetry of vineyards, and have been looking forward to adding perfect waves to the scene. This collaboration with "Wine waves and Beyond" was a great opportunity to realize that vision. Im very pleased with the results and am looking forward to celebrating this event in June!" Forever Stoked artist Chris Pedersen