© 2019 Derek Billings

PADDLES

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As a kid I loved

summer camp.

One of my favorite activities at Camp Mahackeno in Westport, CT. was canoeing; I loved our trips along the lazy Saugatuk river in a classic Grumman aluminum canoe.

 

My "CAMP CANOE" series of classic wooden canoe paddles showcase my love for bright, warm colors and geometric designs, referencing Native American designs, nautical flags and ornate bird feathers.

 

Each paddle is hand-painted in Manhattan Beach, CA.