How Oscar’s surf shack ended up in the Mike Williams Collection

It was just starting to pour down rain as we were running down a dirt street in Dominical, Costa Rica. I stopped in front of a shack hidden in a forest of palms and banana trees. This would make the perfect piece for a future drawing I told myself. I had to get a photo of it. The next morning as my wife was horseback riding in the mountains, I drove back to get some photos.

Oscar's surf shack in real life

Oscar’s surf shack in real life

As I was taking shots a tico popped his head out, telling me to come in and take some photos of his collection of boards he lined up inside.

He was proud to tell me he built the structure himself, using reclaimed wood and anything else he could find to nail together. I told him I was an artist from Florida, and would be creating a drawing of his surf shack.

Rent a surfboard and hit the waves in Dominical, Costa Rica.

We exchanged emails, then he posed for a quick pic, and was off to catch a good break with his friend, Kevin. I thought it would only be fitting for the title to be Oscar’s Surf Shack.

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