This year’s winning artist is Henry Lund, a Cocoa Beach resident. Lund was born in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1951 and attended DeLaura Middle School and Satellite High. He enrolled in art classes at Brevard Community College and later studied under famed artist Peter Max.
An artist with many talents, Lund has designed sets and promotional materials for several celebrities including the comic Carrot Top, the comedian Jon Lovitz and the band Rehab. He was the first artist to air-brush surfboards on the East Coast and became a much sought after celebrity surf board artist. If you look closely, Lund’s surf board art can frequently be found in the photographs of Art Brewer and other renowned surfing photographers.
When asked for his inspiration for this year’s poster design, Lund jokingly replied that he was “nagged into it” by one of his friends. “Seriously” he added “I just wanted to do something that would reflect our area – our wonderful space coast and the great place where we live.”
Look for Lund at this year’s art festival. He is frequently seen with his dog Rebel, a long-haired chihuahua.