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The Sketchie Beast LOVES retro. Especially Polynesian Pop and swinging Mid-Century Modern. Especially the two combined. Not a highly original genre for art, but a classic style the artist strives to make her own with modern edge and texture. Here's where we raise our martinis and say 'cheers' to all things kitschy-cool. 


Mid-Mod flare combined with funky patterns and textures, this piece is a little brighter than the artist's usual heavily saturated fare. The inspiration for this piece was found at an antiques store in San Dimas, California, in the form of a wooden sculpture tagged  'Crazy Fish'.


This piece was created as a nod to the artist's love of 'Tiki Culture' using the exotic colors and distressed textures featured in much of her artwork. And what can be more fun than a mermaid smoking a cigar while a volcano erupts in the background? Not much, she imagines. 


Susie Sputnik was inspired by an album cover for lovers of jet-set jazz. Acid green, rust and orange is not a color combination many fall in love with but it depends on the subject matter. For Miss Sputnik, the colors are out of this world.  Put her in a clean white frame. You'll love her to the moon and back.


Surf City in Retrograde was inspired by the artist's love of surf guitar and an unrequited love for vintage VW buses. This 'beachy' piece has found favor with boomers, bohos and hipsters alike and is available in different filter finishes  including some dramatic monochromatics, just ask!


Created especially for fans of puff, this artist has a special affinity for tiki culture and retro Polynesian pop (on the pakalolo, she's mum). Pakaloha will take you back to Paradise lost with lush color and all the retro tropical feels. ALOHA.

© 2019 by Victoria Caro Johnson / The Sketchie Beast

 Ecclesiastes 3:11