Dave Warshaw

a.k.a. Warshaw's Provisions

Dave Warshaw is a multi-faceted artist.

He has been creating distinctive tattoo art for over two decades, thirteen of those and counting at one of the best known tattoo shops in Southern California, Avalon Tattoo II.

Dave also creates fantastical imagery on wooden surfaces. From the poetic and surreal intertwining of live thorny vines to nectar-oozing flowers surrounding his detailed creations which he calls “Urbantaxidermy,” the artist’s compositions flow like a virtuoso playing his chosen instrument. Warshaw’s mediums are ballpoint pen and wood – all types of wood, from balsa to skate deck. At one time Warshaw carved wood and painted with watercolors and acrylic, but now strictly creates his art with ballpoint.

Warshaw's art is heavily inspired by Southern California car-surf-skate-comic-Tiki and punk rock culture.

Additionally, with his Warshaw's Provisions label, he has been doing commercial work-for-hire for businesses and brands, including Cutwater Spirits.

Warshaw is also known as "The Creepture" -- a singer/guitarist for the band, The Creepy Creeps, who mix punk and garage rock with surf music.

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