A former international fashion model, Robb Havassy began his formal painting career in 1996 after receiving a beginner's art kit as a 26th birthday present. Entirely self-taught, his first "traditional" painting was a small surfing portrait of Duke Kahanamoku for a friend. Eleven years and more than 1000 paintings later, the success that followed Robb's first little watercolor has been manifold, garnering him both national and international acclaim. Highly regarded for his brilliant use of color as well as his eclectic mix of style, motion and inspirational subject matter. His work has been commissioned and collected by many stalwarts of the surf and action sports industry, music and fashion moguls, publishing giants, and art lovers world-wide. “I'm truly very lucky to be able to do something that I love so much for a living,” says Robb.