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WHATEVER IT TAKES – web gallery

Oliver Dorman took an ad of a professional skateboarder as the starting point for his oil painting.

We’re just drawing up plans for our Whatever It Takes skateboards, created in 2012 as part of a competition for a Cornish skateboard design. The competition was backed by Nick Jensen (whose board is still on display at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro). Nick Jensen believes that art and skating are closely linked.  As well as painting a board for the exhibition himself, he invited fellow professionals, illustrators and artists to create work, too, including – Fos (Mark Foster) – Rob Mathieson – Oliver Dorman – Soy Panday – Vaughan Baker – Frances Costelloe. Here’s a quick snapshot of a few of them…. (and to view Nick’s board – spotted on a recent visit – click here)