“I create artwork on old retired surfboards, giving them a new life,” Dower explained.
Sadly none of his collection is for sale as Dower hasn’t the time to turn it into a full business just yet (he’s still in school, you see). But if that ever changes, he can rest assured he has a hungry fanbase ready to buy his work.
In the meantime Dower does have a Facebook page for his art.
“I’ve always spent time down at the beach. I’ve always had a love for the beach and the surrounding areas, and to apply it to a surfboard is combining two of my favourite things,” Mr Dower said.
“I used to make little surfboards out of offcuts of wood and decorate them. They would be 10cm long and I thought it would be a good idea to find old, thrown out surfboards and chuck some artwork on them.
“Some boards I can work on them and complete in five days, but others can take up to a month. It’s a delicate process.”
Mr Dower works in hour-long sessions and finds the time-consuming works satisfying and calming.
“Most of my skills are self-taught, but I have studied graphic designing to enhance those skills,” he said.
“I’ve only just started working with surfboards this year.
“Drawing’s been a passion for much of my life.”
Old Retired Surfboards New Life as Art by Jarryn Dower: