The pending Switchfoot release has prompted me to blog about one of my favourite artists. Harry Daily, otherwise known as Harry the Hat, featured prominently throughout the last book and I believe will do so in the second installment. I first stumbled across his work a number of years ago when I was living in Australia, in a tiny little art gallery called Sheoak, on a quiet road in Fingal. I felt his washed out, floaty slightly nostalgic images really conveyed what a day at the beach or on the water is all about. He really captures the essence of escapism. Ooh I almost got a bit deep there.
Unfortunately I missed his exhibition at the Driftwood Gallery when he was touring with the first Switchfoot release but I was lucky enough to see a few small paintings at the Happening last summer.
The image above is a print on canvass that takes pride of place in my house, maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to have a real one.
I hate to be repetitive but.....roll on summer, not that bikinis feature widely in British surf sessions!