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OG Betty “Retro Betty” Artist – Susan Burton
Susan Burton was born 1984 in Wellington, New Zealand. Susan has been an artist her whole life and now currently resides in a busy tattoo shop in Melbourne, Australia. Primarily known as an illustrator, Susan has followed her love for art through a variety of mediums. Having strong influences by retro and art deco styles, bright sharp imagery has always played a big part in shaping Susan’s finished pieces. Artists such as Jim Philips, Sean Cliver and Jeremy Klein have been a few of Susan’s many inspirations.
It is the art in skateboard culture is where Susan’s interest now lies. For the past three years painting skateboards is the medium Susan prefers. Whether it is restoring a old vintage decks or giving a face to a new board, her passion can been seen through each individual piece. A few of her works have popped up in exhibitions in Melbourne, Los Angeles and currently has a piece touring America with Art Deck Co.
The Original Betty Retro Betty deck is now available for purchase here: http://www.pinkwidowdistribution.com/
Original Betty Skate Co. is pleased to announce that we will be honoring Jean Rusen’s (AKA Calamity Jean) skateboard career by releasing a master’s model skateboard in her honor on Saturday February 28th 2015. Festivities will begin with a 9am skateboarding session at Tempe skate park (8401 S. Hardy Dr., Tempe AZ), followed by an official product release and BBQ at Sidewalk Surfer skate shop at 1pm (2602 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85257). As a bonus, Jean Rusen’s band, Kevin Daly’s Chicken and Waffles, will be playing a set at Sidewalk Surfer around 3pm.
On the behalf of The Rusen-Keyser family, The Original Betty Skate Co., Pink Widow Distribution and along with the staff of Sidewalk Surfer, they would like to invite you to celebrate this a special day in honor of Jean Rusen and the progression of women within skateboarding.
UPDATE: The Jean Rusen Master’s Model is now available for purchase at Pink Widow Distribution
Hailey Villa, Patti McGee and the OG Betty team are proud and excited to release the 4th board, the Skate Mag Betty! Thanks goes to artist, Will Correa for creating this awesome graphic, which was inspired by Patti McGee’s cover on Skateboard Magazine’s 4th issue.
About the Artist:
Will Correa was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. At the age of 10, he began drawing and skateboarding and was influenced by the mid to late 80