SurfPaints Interview Series
We hand-select individuals from our community to hear the stories behind their designs.
Hi Imogen, Welcome to the SurfPaints Interview Series!
1. Can you tell us a little bit about you? What skateboard club are you a part of, if any?
Hi! So, where should I start? I'm 47 years old and a caregiver for individuals with disabilities and the elderly. I have a passion for painting and enjoy exploring various creative activities in my spare time. While I'm not a member of a skate club, I've lived in the Northern Beaches all my life.
2. We'd love to know how you came across SurfPaints. What is your favorite thing about SurfPaints, and why did you choose our products for this project?
I hadn't used Surfpaints before, only P****, and I was pleased with the outcome. So, I ordered a few more and began experimenting. I discovered that Surfpaints are excellent for detailing and outlining. They flow smoothly, requiring only a single pass for good coverage. This not only saves me time but also results in a better finish.
3. Your painted skateboard has captured our attention. Could you share with us the story behind that and how you came up with the idea?
I love colour—cartoon art, pop art, graffiti art, and skate art on various surfaces. I'm particularly drawn to Scribe and Drew Brophy style art. When I saw Scribe's giraffe online, I fell in love with it and decided to try it myself. I ordered a skate art kit and extra boards because there are a few other designs I'd like to create.
4. Do you have any tips or advice for other artists who may be interested in working with SurfPaints or upcycling their own items?
Here's some advice: be creative, make mistakes, have fun, and enjoy the process. Surfpaints website offers a plethora of options—sets, kits, and individual colours—making the possibilities endless!
What message or piece of advice would you like to impart to other parents who have kids with a passion for arts?
As a mum of two and a former early education teacher, create a designated messy area where your kids can freely explore, create, and experiment. Drop sheets work well in the garage or backyard, making cleanup much easier.
This is a fun activity you can do with your kids. Today, I worked on a fish canvas with my daughter; she handled the base colors while I added details. It's wonderful to have that offline time together!
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