San Diego, California is home base for Lynne Ruttkay where she found her niche as an independent artist in the action sports industry. Since 1983, she has worked with Quiksilver, Oneill, Rusty, Channel Islands, Ripcurl, G&S and many more surf and skate brands.



There are so many great people to work with in the surf industry. Here is a list of companies, people, and friends who have been so great to work with in developing surf t-shirt art.


Thank you to: Gordon and Smith: Larry Gordon, Gail Gordon, Eric Gordon, Debbie Gordon, Sharon Turner, Mike Gallagher, Henry Hester, Sam Cody, Steve Kealing, Barb Kealing, Julie Hunt, Cindy MacDonald, Scorpion Bay: Ron, Rusty, Hurley, Quiksilver: Alec White, Matt Lorentz, Erica Ruttkay, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Tavarua, Reef, Planet Earth: Franny, Katin, Hot Buttered, Bessell, Op: Nat Norfleet, Hang Ten, Local Motion, Hawaii Pacific: Katrina Cain, Lighting Bolt, Sideout, Red Sand, MCD, Nectar, Spy, Solitude: Shaun Tompson, Channel Islands, T&C, Sex Wax, Vaqueros, West Surfing: Jim Watson.


Special thank you to Thom Hill, owner of Coastal Classics, for the opportunity to work with many surf brands, local shops, and the Coastal Classics Team of Surf Artists. To Glenn Gravett, Sarah Lubeck, Wade Koniakowski, Troy White, Kirk McBride, Jackson Chandler, Jen Gagen, Hillary Amborn, Bill Bringhurst, Randy Swan, Matson: Lynn Blocker-Krantz, Robert Farmer, Billy Dreibelbis, Mark Harrell, Jenna Villlani.


Special thank you to Mike Hill of Alien Workshop for his help getting me started in my own small business.


Special thank you to Justin Ruttkay for the photography in the "Art of the Surf T-Shirt" book, for all the constant inspiration, and for being the best creative director I know.