The swirling lines and circular movement drew me in deeper to the blue sea. I was physically and emotionally drawn to the small piece of artwork that sat at the checkout counter of the Blend Café. I paid for a delectable looking almond croissant and coffee. Then I headed out for a stroll on the beach.
As the wind blew and the waves crashed I couldn’t stop thinking about the flowing blue lines in the seemly wood cut image. At that moment I knew I had to go back.
Yes, that little gem was still at the Blend Cafe, a small piece of artwork by surf artist Alex Krastev of Huntington Beach, California. After further exploration I noticed Alex’s artwork was dotted throughout the newly opened Paséa Hotel and Spa. The room keys were even designed by him. After a little research I discovered that Alex Krastev was indeed a surfer, as well as a senior graphic designer for Rip Curl. His focus is in mixed media, which is one of my favorite artist mediums. Alex Krastev’s artist expression extends across T-shirts, paintings, and even guitars. Alex’s energy and passion for surfing permeates his artwork and calls to its new owner just as the sea calls to those that surf the waves in Huntington Beach.