Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New logo for Chuck Trunks' Precision Abstracts!

Camarillo, CA — March 28, 2012 — When I think back to my working days in corporate America, I can remember shuffling into a conference room with the rest of the newly formed project team only to hear that our first order of business was to create a logo. What the...?! A logo?! I've never understood that since a logo is supposed to represent not only the goal of the initiative but the philosophy behind the method of execution. Well, I'm no longer trolling meeting rooms anymore so I can follow my own logic. After almost 8 years of art, NOW I can make a logo because NOW I understand the purpose of my work - and it only took 8 years! My art is based on happy, So-Cal beach themes through the use of brilliant, attractive colors.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Lovers Beach" is the latest creation in the TRUNKS ART series, "This End Up!"

Camarillo, CA — March 18, 2012 — When I look at my newly completed art piece, “Lovers Beach,” I can’t help but think of it as a composition I should’ve done years ago. For reasons still not fully understood, I’ve managed to make footprints on about a dozen of these ‘same name’ beaches. Between trips to Hawaii, a few excursions to Mexico and a two-year work assignment in the Caribbean, a ‘lovers beach’ could always be stumbled upon. Although exotic and dreamy, these former destinations provided none of the inspiration behind this art work. Like most of my work, it was inspired by the beauty and tranquility of the beaches in Ventura County.

"Lovers Beach" is part of my "This End Up" Series. It's available in various sizes on paper or canvas as limited edition prints (75). Licensing of this image is available as well. To see more of my work, please visit my website at

Monday, March 5, 2012

TRUNKS ART delivers "Beach Breakers" to M.d.s. Surfboards of Newbury Park, CA!

Camarillo, CA — March 5, 2012 — On Saturday, I had the pleasure of delivering one of my surfboard skins to Matt Sparks, owner and chief shaper for M.d.s. Surfboards of Newbury Park, CA. While Matt was on a break from watching one of his team riders compete at the Ventura Fairgrounds, he got his first look at "Beach Breakers" which I applied to one of his original board shapes known as 'The Funky.'
Since a lot of my art work is based on the surf culture here in Southern California, it was only a matter of time before I started putting my iconic, colorful pop images on actual surfboards. The idea came to me while biking around Ventura last year. Yes, I saw loads of surfers lining up for the morning sets but it was all the old, used surfboards I saw wasting away in garages, leaning up behind sheds or pulling signage duty for antique stores that made me think, “there had to be a better way – a more honorable way for these boards to find a new purpose.”
“Beach Breakers” is my latest surfboard skin and was inspired by the generosity of Matt Sparks. Local surf shop owners, like Matt, have helped move my brand of art into the very ocean that motivates my work. And after more than a year of making surfboard art, I now create custom works for both new and used surfboards as well as for boards that are happy to brighten up the walls of homes, offices and businesses.

*Sales of all boards are shared with the Surfrider Foundation of Ventura County. All photos courtesy of Claudia Pardo.

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