Larry Moore Behind the Art of "Surfology"

an interview with Larry Moore Larry Moore from Scott Hull Associates Surfology: Painting a life on Coca Beach

What inspired you to illustrate a series on surfing? It was actually a show about growing up in Cocoa Beach. I called it "Surfology" because beach culture was the bulk of my youth.

So you surf. Where is your favorite spot to catch a wave? I surf where I grew up, Cocoa Beach Florida. It's so great to be in the water on a fun day. Nothing like it.

How did you come up with the idea for each painting? All of the paintings were based on the memories of growing up in a coastal town, the surf vehicles (hitchhiking south for waves), the surf girls, space program (my Dad was with NASA) and memories of surfing. Each one tells a little story of my life.

Sounds like these are inspired by a passion close to your heart. They are s a piece of me. I did a closing art talk for the show and explained the story behind each and sold 14 paintings.

Final question. These paintings seem to be inspiring some great illustration work. Who’s your top dream clients? One that chooses me for what I do and allows me to play and solve. Trust is key. We want to succeed for them as much as they do.

Larry Moore from Scott Hull Associates Surfology of girl on beach and VW van big wave

Larry Moore from Scott Hull Associates Surfology of VM Beetle on beach

Larry Moore from Scott Hull Associates Surfology VW van and the big wave surfer

Larry Moore from Scott Hull Associates Surfology tropical surfer