THE MAN OF TANMAN

Tan Man graphic redesign on a classic Powell Peralta 83’ beauty. All of the original rails, wheels and guards are riding strong. Stay Tan… 
Red figure Gladiator Tondo, 2104. Collection of Dr. P.

Tan Man graphic redesign on a classic Powell Peralta 83’ beauty. All of the original rails, wheels and guards are riding strong. Stay Tan…

Red figure Gladiator Tondo, 2104. Collection of Dr. P.


Here is a small, small, small selection of the decks created by Tan Man over since it all began in 2010. Sorry, all of these have great homes already. View Larger

Here is a small, small, small selection of the decks created by Tan Man over since it all began in 2010. Sorry, all of these have great homes already.


I have been painting some sick skateboards. A dope 1983 deck and a Tan Man 35”. Stay tuned to see them this week!


"X-ray Visionary"
Acrylic Paint on Canvas 36 in x 36 in
Ryan Runcie
Recently my convictions of the past have merged with the prospects of my future. I am a human of multiple races. I am white, hispanic, Caribbean indian, and black. Because of this, I have never had any easy time placing myself mentally, into a group I felt I belonged to. Of course I had friends of different races yet they still had to face me through their perspective. I had white friends that called me Black Ryan and black friends that called me White Ryan. I ended up feeling bad for hispanics because it wasn’t so easy for them to decide what to call me. (hint of sarcasm) 
I have always felt there need to group me and limit who I was allowed to be was disrespectful and ultimately narrow minded. I have wanted to form a Socratic circle where people who felt these pressures and tensions could open up freely and know they werent alone.
As that moved to the back of my mind, my first 2 nephews were born and have a wider range of ethnicity than I do, so I fear the struggles they may encounter. I want to combat these ideologies and stereotypes that are pronounced by mainstream media so that they may grow up loved, not persecuted.
This is what the use of color represents. It allows the viewer no chance to place him into a group of their own choosing but to accept him as he is and the chance that they don’t know everything even though that feels safest. Please enjoy and stay Tan… View Larger

"X-ray Visionary"

Acrylic Paint on Canvas 36 in x 36 in

Ryan Runcie

Recently my convictions of the past have merged with the prospects of my future. I am a human of multiple races. I am white, hispanic, Caribbean indian, and black. Because of this, I have never had any easy time placing myself mentally, into a group I felt I belonged to. Of course I had friends of different races yet they still had to face me through their perspective. I had white friends that called me Black Ryan and black friends that called me White Ryan. I ended up feeling bad for hispanics because it wasn’t so easy for them to decide what to call me. (hint of sarcasm)

I have always felt there need to group me and limit who I was allowed to be was disrespectful and ultimately narrow minded. I have wanted to form a Socratic circle where people who felt these pressures and tensions could open up freely and know they werent alone.

As that moved to the back of my mind, my first 2 nephews were born and have a wider range of ethnicity than I do, so I fear the struggles they may encounter. I want to combat these ideologies and stereotypes that are pronounced by mainstream media so that they may grow up loved, not persecuted.

This is what the use of color represents. It allows the viewer no chance to place him into a group of their own choosing but to accept him as he is and the chance that they don’t know everything even though that feels safest. Please enjoy and stay Tan…


"We Are Ourselves, Collectively"
Acrylic Paint on canvas, 48 in x 48 in
Ryan Runcie

As everyone knows, I, Ryan Runcie, have ran Tan Man Longboards for the last 4 years of my life. After I lost access to my workshop and couldn’t relocate quickly, my passion turned heavily to acrylic painting. For the past 2 years I have been painting and drawing my ass of with no regrets. I loved my longboard work, so I paint longboards to keep it all connected. Anyway, I have been hidden from the world for to long so please enjoy my most recent self portrait. 
There are many underlying reasons to why I have made the work in this manner. Some I will mention now, others will arise as I post more work.
As you spiral inward you follow me looking back at my past selves. In this way, I learn more about myself through reflection. Understanding where I have been and how that strengthens the man I am becoming. The patterns represent my mindsets at the time and remind me to stay open minded; never to settle for too long. Growth is a beautiful thing that comes in all forms. Change is inevitable and I am here, right now. Please enjoy and stay Tan…. View Larger

"We Are Ourselves, Collectively"

Acrylic Paint on canvas, 48 in x 48 in

Ryan Runcie

As everyone knows, I, Ryan Runcie, have ran Tan Man Longboards for the last 4 years of my life. After I lost access to my workshop and couldn’t relocate quickly, my passion turned heavily to acrylic painting. For the past 2 years I have been painting and drawing my ass of with no regrets. I loved my longboard work, so I paint longboards to keep it all connected. Anyway, I have been hidden from the world for to long so please enjoy my most recent self portrait.

There are many underlying reasons to why I have made the work in this manner. Some I will mention now, others will arise as I post more work.

As you spiral inward you follow me looking back at my past selves. In this way, I learn more about myself through reflection. Understanding where I have been and how that strengthens the man I am becoming. The patterns represent my mindsets at the time and remind me to stay open minded; never to settle for too long. Growth is a beautiful thing that comes in all forms. Change is inevitable and I am here, right now. Please enjoy and stay Tan….


Plans for Tan Man

I have a lot of work ahead of me to relaunch Tan Man Longboards, my love and my passion in life. Right now I am working on some stellar concave designs. Pushing these designs based on personal riding experiences; not what Landyachtz is doing. Keep your eyes on me, this next year is gonna be wicked. Stay Tan!


Ryan Runcie of Tan Man Longboards shredding at a local hill in ATX. Photos by Chris Cleghorn. Stay Tan…Ryan Runcie of Tan Man Longboards shredding at a local hill in ATX. Photos by Chris Cleghorn. Stay Tan…Ryan Runcie of Tan Man Longboards shredding at a local hill in ATX. Photos by Chris Cleghorn. Stay Tan…

Ryan Runcie of Tan Man Longboards shredding at a local hill in ATX. Photos by Chris Cleghorn. Stay Tan…