The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 31, 2015 03:00 PM PST


Art Board by Dylan Zinn

Item Number
$500 USD to al5fcfa3a
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

Dylan is a talented and energetic 16-year-old artist with Autism. He has an amazing memory, a remarkable attention to detail and an innate eye for color. His talent for art and drawing was evident at a young age when he produced a daily myriad of cartoons. Art quickly became an unobstructed means of communication for Dylan. His passion is painting and his favored subjects are water, landscapes and wildlife. As many with Autism are, Dylan has a strong affinity with water and water is more often than not an integral part of his art. He finds water in all forms calming and inspiring. Rivers, oceans, mud, ice and snow, it all draws him in. He has an enduring interest in sea creatures and fish of all varieties. He loves to kayak, swim, ski, and to observe and learn about water creatures. Dylan has a broad knowledge about marine life and hopes to get a degree in marine biology. 

This summer Dylan volunteered at the New Mexico Biopark. He continues to volunteer at the zoo, aquarium and botanic gardens during school breaks. Dylan has discovered the joy of teaching painting and arts and crafts to special needs children. He gave instruction to groups of grade school aged children with Autism at a summer camp and recently has been the lead instructor in art class and on a large mural project at his school. Charitable donation of his work is essential for Dylan. It has always been Dylan’s intention to have this piece of work benefit Surfer’s Healing to contribute to their special work of spreading the healing, calming and limitless joy of water to those with Autism.

To see more of Dylan’s work and his complete Curriculum Vitae see

The board is 6'6".

Item Special Note

Shipping and handling not included. Item can be picked up at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel or purchaser can arrange for shipping. Boards will be available for pick up or shipping on or after Monday, January 4, 2016.