|Honored to meet and paint the original Gidget Kathy Zuckerman for my Face of Malibu Series.|
She helped put surfing on the map in the 50's when her father wrote his famous book seeing Kathy's life on the beach. The book went on to become the Gidget phenomena in a film of the same name starring Sally Field.
Kathy, a wonderful spirit, is the 30th sitter to be painted for my second public portrait project The Face of Malibu with The Malibu Times, the project now in its' third year. The Face of Ventura came before with The Ventura Breeze newspaper, that collection now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Ventura County.
Read Kathy's life story here