Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Ke11y Slater - Portrait of a champion
Here is my latest painting as a tribute to the greatest surfer in history, Kelly Slater.
When he won his 8th world title, Quicksilver branded him as 'SL8TER'. I thought that he would retire, so that he could keep the cool '8' in his name. I could not foresee what seemed impossible, that he would win another 3 world titles, and become 'Ke11y'.
This painting is based on an instagram that Kelly took, after he had won his latest crown during the Rip Curl Search event at San Francisco. It may have even been taken on 11.11.11.
Thankyou Kelly for the inspiration !