Welcome to the Team Thomas Burkett

August 23, 2012 1 min read

Thomas Burkett new artist Slyde Art Syndikit

I met Thomas at the Encinitas Surf Fair a few weekends back. We both had booths at the event.  I loved his work and asked if he would do some art on one of our boards. We also invited him to join our Art Syndikit. We love Thomas' ocean-inspired art.  It really speaks to us!  Check out more of his art here. 

New artist Slyde Art Syndikit Thomas BurkettBorn and raised in South New Jersey, I moved to San Diego after completing university in 2008.  As a surfer, I love to paint anything involving the ocean and waves, but have painted a variety of subjects. I do a lot of custom oil paintings on canvas from photos, ideas or combinations of the two.  Painting boards is a different style for sure, and I try to bring in the sort of style I use in my oil paintings into the boards I paint as well.

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left