Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight: Ventana Surfboards

Martijn Stiphout and David Dennis of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies in Santa Cruz incorporate Western Flyer wood into their beautiful surfboards and other ocean-centric products. They’ve also collaborated with other artists and artisans on amazing projects in homage to Steinbeck, Ricketts, and the Western Flyer.

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Artist Spotlight: Andrea Dingeldein

Andrea Dingeldein (aka “The Local Naturalist”) specializes in visual depictions of the maritime environment. She illustrates everything from the flora and fauna of the ocean realm, to the vessels that have guided generations of humans toward scientific discovery. You will recognize some of Andrea’s work in our T-shirts and other designs.

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Artist Spotlight: Jennifer DiArenzo

Jennifer DiArenzo is a pyrography artist from outside of Philadelphia, focusing her work on wildlife and nature, as well as pet portraiture. This mini surfboard collaboration project with Ventana Surfboards of Santa Cruz, CA, is made with wood from the Western Flyer and has been a big passion project for Jennifer.

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