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


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.