Powell Peralta Artist Bio


As an artist I’ve dug into my past to find out more about my influences. One of them was the illustrator for Powell Peralta, V. Courtlandt Johnson or VCJ. I have been able to find information and even books on other skateboard artists but even with the internet, I was able to find very little about him. Occasionally I would find a reference to him being a hermit or that he had withdrawn from society. I just came across this article… HERE IS THE ARTICLE, and I was not disappointed. The article was short but this quote:

“Drawing a thousand scales all in proportion to each other taught me to stop time and experience eternity.”

Some artists I research turn out to be disappointments but that quote alone brings me such joy that I can hardly express it. Sometimes reality can live up to your expectations.
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