Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One with the Wave art show @ the Mattison Gallery in Asbury Park...

The Mattison Gallery 
of Asbury Park, NJ 
Presents... "ONE WITH THE WAVE"
From the Arts Colition of Asbury Park...
Mattison Gallery (701 Mattison) ONE WITH THE WAVE: For the month of January Mattison Gallery will be featuring a preview of Steve Mullen's upcoming book, "SURFING JERSEYLAND" in a photojournalistic presentation of the beach culture that enwraps the surfing mystique. Joining Steve will be sculptor Jamie Kelly who will be presenting a complementary offering of works in wood and metal. Music to be performed by Colie Brice and friends. 

OPENING NIGHT: 1/3/09 from 6-10 @ the Mattison Galley, 701 Mattison Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ 

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Vanessa's Bday present

I was commissioned to make my friend Vanessa a sculpture for her birthday. After quite a lot of thought and finding just the right pieces to put together I came up w/ this.
Happy birthday Vanessa.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Single Fin Egg"

Single fin egg is a small sculpture on a piece of mahogany attached to a cool piece of worm eaten driftwood I found on the beach years ago. The board is made from ash w/ mahogany stringers. Contact me @ if interested.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Sale.......

I'm running an Xmas sale on my small framed Gauche paintings and my Giclee prints. Small Gauches originally priced @ $200 are 1/2 off until the end of 2008. Giclee prints (unframed) usually $95 are $50 till the end of 2008.

Anyone looking to get a custom sculpture or dashboard rider please contact me now b/f it's too late. These are time consuming little projects and I tend to get bogged down w/ them around the holidays. 

email me if interested...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

DBR for Monk's buddy in Cali...

I told Monk I would make this for him about a month ago. I finally finished it.
The board is american cherry w/ a maple stringer. The base is black walnut, yellow heart, blood wood, and ash.

"Backside Five"


"Backside Five" is a large wall sculpture made from exotic hand glued woods, wire and found objects.
The board is mahogany, red oak and purple heart. The found objects are from the beach after a storm and are a piece of pier and a slice of a old tire.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Off the lip

This is an older sculpture that I thought everyone might like to see. The board is mahogany w/ a maple stringer and has a laminated fin of maple and mahogany. The surfer is riding a driftwood wave. 
I will make custom orders of this sculpture. The price for a custom sculpture starts at $150. Contact me by email if interested...

The Joker Dashboard Rider

This dashboard rider has a bump hip like a Jacobs 422, square nose of the G&S Stretch, and the huge concave of the Bing Nuuhiwa Noserider. The board is red oak and bloodwood w/ a mahogany base. The concave is carved super deep, but I can't seem to get a good picture of it.
This is a model making light of the never ending barrage of square nose models I keep seeing in shops form different shapers, ie- the Tyler Riddler, Bing Is Is, The Channin Square, P Arrow Olsen Square.
Not that all of the boards don't work well. But just give me an old G&S Stretch and I'll be happy.

Rocky Point mini sculpture

"Rocky Point" is a small wire sculpture on a jetty rock that I finished today. The board is American Cherry w/ a Maple stringer & yellow heart fin. It measures approx 5"H x 4"W x 6"Deep.


Garden State Surf Mag article

I am featured in an article in the new issue of Garden State Surf Magazine.

here's the link... Garden State Surf Mag


The OLC fights hunger

During this holiday the Offshore Longboard Club is running a canned & nonperishable food drive. Drop off boxes will be available @ all the Ocean City, NJ area surf shops. All of the donations go to help the Food Bank of South Jersey. 

Please drop off donations between 12/1 & 12/21 @
  • Surfers Supplies
  • Heritage Surf & Sport, Ocean City
  • 7th St Surf Shop
  • Offshore Surf Shop, Marmora
  • Rojo's Tacos 6th St, OC
  • Heritage Surf & Sport, Margate

Thank you for your support

Friday, October 31, 2008

J. Instone's Custom Sculpture

John asked me to make a custom sculpture for his game room wall last month after seeing my work @ the OCFAL. The idea was to have a wall sculpture w/ a standing man overlooking the room. The board is made from figured red birch, mahogany, and ipae, with a yellow heart & bloodwood nose block & a brazilian cherry & ash fin. The base is made from mahogany w/ maple stringers running through it. Thanks John.

SORRY, THIS SCULPTURE IS SOLD / But the coffee table is still available

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here's a great shot from P.Diddy Craw Daddy Snoop Diddy Dog aka. Crowl Dog. He took it @ the OLC's Surf for a Cure in Aug. Thanks Craw Daddy.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pacific 10

"Pacific 10" SOLD
Here's a new sculpture on a piece of driftwood w/ pieces of driftwood surrounding a surfer on the nose.
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Painting on surfboards

I did some paintings on surfboards this summer for clients, and since I just found my camera which has been lost since July, I figured I would post one for everyone.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Artist of the month...

I am the "Artist of the Month" @ the Ocean City Fine Arts League for September. The opening reception will be on Friday Sept 5th from 7pm-9pm. Stop by for food and beverages and purchace some art. The newest Pirahana drawlings are up as well as new self portraits, so there are definatley things none of you have seen yet.
The OCFAL is located @ 608 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City, NJ. Next to Best Tire. Please come out, I'd love to see you. The show will be up all month long, so if you can't make it to the opening, stop by and check out the artwork anytime 10-6.
OCFAL website...


Yes, I know I've been slacking on updates.
The summer has been super busy w/ art shows, surf contests, and baby.
I'll post some interesting new work soon.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The OLC's Surf 4 A Cure 8/30/08

Although registration is already full, we would love to see everyone @ 59th St beach in Ocean City, NJ on Aug 30th. The contest format has been changed this year to a team format. It should be fun. Check out for all the fun goings on. As always w/ our OLC contests,the proceeds will go to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Additional questions can be emailed to

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Brendan Borek Artists and Friends Art Show

Where- The Avalon Yact Club
When- Tuesday August 12, 2008 from 6-10pm
Why- To benefit children in our community that have cancer

This art show is a great time for a great cause. Swing by and see me and a ton of other area artists. Entry is $15 and all proceeds go to area children suffering from cancer. Check out the link below for more info about the art show, contest, and everything else this great cast of people put together.

Monday, July 28, 2008


The 2008 Art Of Surfing Festival will open Thurs July 31 and run through Sat Aug 2nd on the music pier in Ocean City, NJ. Swing by and see your favorite artists newest works.
Sagemore Surf Gallery and Surfing Artists International presents it’s 8th annual“Art of Surfing Festival”, which has quickly become the premiere east coast surfing event of the summer. The festival is an expression of the local surfing culture and it’s influences from Hawaii and California. This show is for anyone that is drawn to the ocean and enjoys the beach culture lifestyle.
The Music Pier is located on the Ocean City boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace & extends out over the beach & ocean. Every August over 6,000 families converge on the Music Pier to take part in what has become the largest event of its kind on the East Coast.
This year will also feature a children’s activity tent sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier & a visit from Malibu’s original Gidget. Gidget will be available for a book signing and autograph sessions throughout the event.
The 3 day event (July 31st – August 2nd) will feature a surf art exhibit, live music, surf movies, painting demonstrations, surf memorabilia and much more. Artists will be on hand throughout the show to meet the public and answer questions.
Many of SAI’s internationally acclaimed artists will be on hand to meet the public for signings & demonstrations of their unique talents. Artists attending the show include BOGY, Phil DeAngelo, Kim Weiland, Jon Baker, Jamie Kelly, Wade Koniakowsky, Steve Mullen, Rick Romano, Anthony Fiore, and many more. For more information call: (609)398-8887 or visit
8th Annual Art of Surfing FestivalSchedule of EventsThursday - July 31st7PM to 11PM: Opening Night (meet the artists)7PM to 11PM: Surf Art Exhibit Open7PM to 10PM: Live Music by Glenn TaylorFriday - August 1st12PM to 11PM: Surf Art Exhibit OpenPainting Demos Throughout the Day6PM to 8PM: Book Signing - GIDGET7PM to 9PM: Artist Signing7PM to 10PM: Live Music by The SilenceSaturday - August 2nd12PM to 11PM: Surf Art Exhibit OpenPainting Demos Throughout the Day7PM to 9PM: Artist Signing7PM to 10PM: Live Music by The Sharkskins

Friday, July 11, 2008

The TV-Book shelf ...

I've been working on this "Entertainment center" since this winter and am finally done. After Chi Chi's passing and Keegan's birth this was the 3rd most important thing I had going this past winter(-:spring,summer:-). She is finally finished. An approx 7' x 5' mahogany, yellow heart, brazilian cherry, black walnut, maple, ash, and blood wood "entertainment center" for a wall mounted flatscreen TV. The side boards are mahogany and y heart w/ maple figure 8 stringers inspired for an old Greg Noll I have. The fin on the top of the book shelf is ash, black walnut, & blood wood inspired by my friend Pat's old Weber pig fin. This has been one of my favorite jobs so far, and I look forward to designing & making more exotic wood sculptures like this in the future. Here are some pics of it in progress and finished...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

the Steve and Cookie's Art Show

Thanks to everyone that attended the show @ Steve & Cookies by the bay in Margate the other evening.
The show went well for what I could tell and we rased a bunch of money for Atlantic County Social Services.
I personally sold 2 pieces and had alot of good feed back and comments. Special thanks to Cookie and John Baker for the venue and all the hard work. I can't wait till next year.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Steve & Cookies Art Show Wed, June 18

Wed, June 18th Starting @ 5pm. The 5th annual Steve and Cookies Art Show will be a blast, $25 entrance fee @ the door. I'll have a wall of new work (most can be viewed on theis blog) and be joined by other artists like my friend & Margate's own John Baker. Swing by and support the arts.
show postcard...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Noel's skate deck for Jessie and Kyna

Noel called the surf shop the other day and wanted a skate deck panted for a wedding present for her friends. It's pretty self explanatory, here's a shot of it.

The Dream rice paper lam on board

Here is another rice paper lam this time on maple. The knot is filled w/ colored resins. "The Dream" was drawn in ink and laminated to the maple board using polyester resin and fiberglass cloth and has a mahogany frame.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rice paper lam on board

I did this custom rice paper lam for my friends Heather and Johns' wedding present. It's a hand drawn in ink on oriental rice paper then glassed onto a board w/ polyester resin and fiberglass. Framed out in American Cherry to finish. I'm working on a few more of these for an upcoming show this month.

Outrigger Canoe Sculpture for Surfrider Foundation

South Jersey Surfrider Foundation asked me to build a sculpture/trophy for Margo who paddled an outrigger canoe from Maine to Florida and will be attending International Surfing Day here in S. Jersey. The canoe is made from mahogany w/ maple connections, the paddle from ash and mahogany, and the base is figured red birch.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oooooops, seems like my web site is down

This is one of those things you don't think about until the domain name has expired. Kenny and I should have the website up and kickin in a day or so. Be patient and I should have some updates for the blog asap too.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Bar top/Counter top for D. Mayo

Here are some b/f pics of D. Mayo's Bar top. A 7'6 board made from Maple and Black Walnut finished in oil based poly. The fin is Red&White Oak and 2 species of Mahogany, the tailblock is Black Walnut, Bloodwood, & Maple. The board is 24" wide & 3/4" thick, and will be mounted on 3/4" birch finish ply.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Don Jose's ROJO'S TACOS has a new interior paint job. I finished it up while Joe was away in the Dominican. Lots of clean crisp colors and lots of compliments. Here is a before and after shot.

Absolutly classic!!!!

I was @ Home Depot the other day and rolled up on these artistic visionaries and just had to share.

Wall hanging surfboard painting

A client came into the surf shop a few weeks back looking for a board to hang on her daughters wall. Not being one to turn down money, I did a painting on a cheep used board for them. Caleen wanted hibiscus flowers w/ a aqua and purple background, so this is how it came out.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's a Boy!

Keegan Tosh was born 4/14/08 by emergency C-section. An 8lb 9oz, 20"long healthy baby boy. Cheers to mom and baby. I love you honey, you too Keeg.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Idling Flyer for Surfrider Foundation

KD asked lately if I wouldn't mind helping on small project for South Jersey Surfrider Foundation. It was for a business card sized flyer to ask people to turn off their cars when checking the surf. I (of course) agreed, and this is what I came up with.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Larry Maynard's Dashboard Riders

Larry has wated patiently for his dozen dashboard riders. They are finally finished. The 9 stringer hang 10 in the front left is yours Larry. It's a cool mahogany and ash glueup that will look sweet in your car.
Thanks brother.
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Richard Tator's wall sculpture

I've finally finished a wall sculpture for Jim Hyde (aka- Richard Tator). Jimmy has been a great inspiration to me throughout the years. We made the first dashboard riders together in 2000, and I have been working w/ him and feeding off him for inspiration ever since. Jim helped me out huge when I bought my new house, so this is my thank you to him.
This is a 2' wire man on a board made from Zebra Wood, Black Walnut, and Yellow Heart, mounted on driftwood.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

To my best buddy Chi Chi/I'll miss you Buddy

You were always there for me, and always crazy enough for me to deny you were mine. You were the best dog a guy could ask for, even though you were an absolute freak. Me and your mom will always love you and consider you our very first baby. You were the best ball dog ever. You will be missed greatly.

For those of you that don't know, our dog of 10 years passed today and he will be very missed.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Dashboard Riders For Larry M.

I didn't forget about you Larry. I have a special Dashboard Rider made for you already, a 9 stringer model made from mahogany and ash. Your dozen guys are in the works and will be done soon. Thanks for your patients.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Surf Check"

I've been slacking on the updates lately, I know. Here is Mathew Beyel's custom surf sculpture. It is titled "Surf Check". Contact me @ if you are interested in a custom sculpture. These are some of my favorite things to do. "Surf Check" has a mahogany and ash surfboard w/ driftwood, and coal on the base, and pine and bamboo dune fence. The size is approx. 12"L x 6"W x 7"H.

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