Meeks on Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine!
I was featured in the November issue of Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine.
In the Board Room
“Making surfboards originally stemmed out of curiosity,” explains the multi-talented Ron Meeks, who began to surf and shape boards during his teens on the Texas coastline. A few initial orders eventually grew into a career in the surf industry, leading to a stint in Hawaii in the early ’90s. But in the midst of a surf scene then dominated by vivid fluorescents, Meeks developed an interest in painting that plunged straight into black and white abstraction. Back in Dallas, over the following decade, Meeks would tackle massive canvases that dominated his field of vision. “I tried to purge everything in my paintings so there would be no ties to anything concrete,” the self-taught artist reflects. Hawaii, though, was never out of the picture. In 2010, Meeks returned to the islands and set up his surfboard studio, quickly garnering a roster of local surfers including Dave Wassel, Kawai Lindo and Tom Dosland.
”— Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine