In honor of the anniversary of the passing of Jeff Grosso, Vans’ beloved larger than life champion of all things skateboarding, Steve Van Doren commissioned artist Paul Kobriger to create a very special ball point pen hyper realism rendition of photographer Joe Brook’s timeless portrait to hang prominently in The Jeff Grosso Room at Vans HQ. Paul is primarily a portrait artist living in Escondido, CA.. He grew up skateboarding and drawing in a small town in Wisconsin before moving to San Diego. At age 39 after 20 years of not creating a single art piece, Paul rediscovered his talent and love of drawing.
Watch as Kobriger takes us through the process of bringing portraits to life in his own unique style.
For more Jeff check out our JEFF GROSSO’S LOVELETTERS TO SKATEBOARDING playlist or visit Vans.com/SKATE
For more of Paul’s art visit paulkobriger.com
Directed by Six Stair Productions
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