Ben Firestone

 

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently

 

I I was born in South Bend Indiana. I live in Portland Or.

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures

 

My grandmother was an artist and really influenced me at a young age.

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding

 

John Cardiel, Mike Carroll, Eric Koston. I have skated for 25 plus years and own a skate shop in Portland Or called Smart Collective. 

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

Willem De Kooning

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When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing

 

Skateboarding, playing music, and spending time with family.

 

Who are your biggest influences

 

  Jim Phillips, , Ed Tempelton, Robert Crumb

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Acrylic spray paint, Acrylic and Oil based paint pens. Ink.