We are super stoked to be adding art to our custom crash pads!
The idea came from our friends at Sage to Summit down in Bishop, CA to put a local artist’s painting on our products. We immediately fell in love with the idea and started working to bring it to life! To start we needed a boulder pad to join the project with (see our other blog about the story of how the Drifter pad came to be).
The first image for this limited edition pad would come from our local climbing area, Squamish, BC. Longtime local and significant developer, Jack Fieldhouse, recommended a wonderful Artist to paint and encapsulate the area he loves the most, Natasha Louise. Originally from Prince George, Natasha now lives in the Sea to Sky corridor in Pemberton. You can find her sharing her painting skills at local workshops, teaching at the elementary school, and enjoying the beautiful Smoke Bluffs.
As soon as I mentioned the project to Natasha, she was stoked and keen to get involved. We looked through several images that meant the most to us and settled on the estuary view of the Chief.
The next task was to pick colors!! Flashed is digging deep into 2019 and coming out with 5 Pantone colors that will appear on all our new gear! Although the colors are quite diverse, Natasha did an amazing job! What do you think?