One of the artists I have long admired is Keith Haring. Before he died of AIDS in his early 30's, he was known as a street artist, a young man who was energized by the New York street and subway scene. He painted on street walls with his brush and spray can, and his work was always bold, his characters without much detail. Haring's work has pop influences, with the bold colors he used and the black outlining he often did to give his work a distinct cartoon-like appearance. My skateboard painting is a nod to Haring, and I'm really liking the bright colors and movement of my piece -- something a little different for me!