Greg “Pnut” Galinsky was born in Los Angeles on July 22, 1971 and is a descendant of the L.A. skate, surf, and music scene of his childhood growing up on the beaches of Santa Monica. The diverse influences of his family and childhood in southern California fostered his self-expression and are the foundation upon which his creativity grew. From an early age, Galinsky was influenced by skateboarding, surfing, and living near the ocean. In his formative years, he was inspired by the cutting edge innovations of funk, soul, reggae, jazz, hip hop, and punk rock. Galinsky’s work depicts elements of nature or images of music culture through mixed techniques and media and on scales ranging from very small to large murals. Galinsky strives to capture the spirit of all that he loves in his work. Through his 1971 Gallery in San Francisco and lifesyle brand “gg”™ Galinsky recently designed eight different shoes for VANS Spring 2007 Vault Series. Other collaborations for Galinsky both past and present include Barney’s, Collette FR, Charles & Ray Eames Office, Quicksilver, Levi’s, Volcom and Kia cars.