I don't think there is an artist whose aesthetic appeals to me more completely than Andy Davis's does. He's a local, based right up the 5 in Leucadia. He draws his inspiration from cartoons like Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, and Dr. Seuss. And of course, surfing.
I love the colors and whimsy in every piece. It totally captures the laid back attitude and happy outlook that I love to see in art.
If I could afford to put Andy Davis artwork all over my house, I would. It's hard for me to pick a favorite, but "Summer Love Special" and "Hand Jive" are definitely the two prints that I am one lottery win away from buying right now.
In several interviews, he's talked about how he and his family want to move to New Zealand and how it's what he envisions California was like in the 60s. Just another excuse to add NZ to my travel wishlist. Maybe after our friend Ann moves there? ;)
On what inspires him: "I admire anybody who has the passion to do things that make them happier and that challenge them to help them grow and learn, so that they can evolve and be the best they can be, whether it is someone who is a gardener or someone who’s a mechanic or even a chef."