Mark "Occy" Occhilupo - Original Pyrographic Artwork
629 x 823mm
Pyrography on pine
Charcoal pine frame
Mark Occhilupo, referred to as the “Raging Bull” but widely known
to the surf community as Occy, was a child star by sixteen, ranking
3rd best in the world by seventeen. After a rocket launch into his
career so young while based at Cronulla, Occy took a hiatus in the
early 90s before making a comeback with a vengeance on the Gold
Coast from 1995 into professional surfing, to win the coveted ASP
World title in 1999 aged 33. Occy continues to be an active
member of the surf community, running the 'Occ-cast' podcast
interviews with significant surfing figures, popping into the 2019 Sri
Lanka world tour among other events, while also raising the next
generation of professional surfing talent - his children.
This original artwork can be viewed at Emily's Burleigh Heads studio by appointment.