About Surf Artist Drew Brophy

Drew’s mission is “to inspire generations of people to live the life of their dreams.”
He strives to be an example and show the world the good life through his artwork.

Drew’s mantra is “Life is Good,” and it is.

ABOUT ARTIST DREW BROPHY

SHORT VERSION:

Drew Brophy has been a professional artist for over 25 years.  He says of his profession, “It’s my job to make things look cool.”

A life-long surfer and world traveler, Drew’s career exploded in the late 1990’s when he began painting his edgy artwork onto surfboards.  Now his artwork is collected worldwide and his images are printed on hundreds of items.

An early adopter of standup paddle surfing,  Drew helped spread the sport through his adventure travels.  He and whitewater expert Seth Warren were the first to standup paddle the entire 225 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Drew’s love of surfing has led him down a path of studying weather, its effect on waves, and how the sun influences earth.  This has all led to a deep interest in physics and how it all interconnects.

Drew has studied physics extensively and it has influenced his artwork.  As such, his distinctive art style has evolved to include sacred geometry in an effort to decode the knowledge that ancient civilizations left for us.

Drew wants to share with the world the message that everything is energy and we are all connected.  He strives to create art images that help people understand the true meaning of life; that life is meant to be enjoyed.

Visit Brophy’s online gallery at http://store.drewbrophy.com/

joniephoto-Drew Brophy sacred geometry art in studio March 2016

LONG VERSION:

In high school Drew Brophy’s guidance counselor pulled him aside and sternly warned,

“Drew, you can’t just surf and paint your whole life.”

He was determined to prove her wrong. And he did; Drew Brophy has been a professional surf lifestyle artist for over 25 years.

Against all odds, Drew has carved an unlikely profession out of creating surf inspired paintings, murals and products; all while traveling the world, chasing big waves and adventure, with his wife and children.

If you ask Drew what he does for a living, he’ll say “It’s my job to make things look cool.”

Drew has chosen to focus his entire life on creating a dream LIFESTYLE: of art, surf and travel. In living this way, he has inspired tens of thousands of others to do the same.

Surf Artist Drew Brophy, Sup Surfing Big Waves in Puerto Escondido June 2013

Surf Artist Drew Brophy, Sup Surfing Big Waves in Puerto Escondido June 2013

LIFESTYLE

Drew Brophy’s passion for surfing began at a young age; all of his life he’s been chasing big swells around the globe. Surfing big waves eventually evolved into standup paddle surfing big waves; SUP was a new challenge that tested his abilities.

An early adopter of standup paddle surfing, Drew helped spread the sport through his travels in the U.S. and abroad. Standup paddling then led to adventures inland. Drew and whitewater expert Seth Warren were the first ever to successfully standup paddle the entire 225 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 2010.

THE ART

Every image of Drew’s art begins life as a painting, created in his studio in San Clemente, California, or on the road during one of his traveling adventures.  Drew’s original paintings are available to collectors through art exhibits, art brokers and consultants, and online sales.  The digital images are then added to his licensing program or made available as print reproductions.

Drew’s love of surfing has led him down a path of studying weather, its effect on waves, and how the sun influences earth.  This has all led to a deep interest in physics and how it all interconnects.

Drew has studied physics extensively and it has influenced his artwork.  As such, his distinctive art style has evolved within his abstract works to include Sacred Geometry in an effort to decode the knowledge that ancient civilizations left for us.

Drew wants to share with the world the message that everything is energy and we are all connected.  He strives to paint images that will help people understand the true meaning of life; that life is meant to be enjoyed.

Drew’s inspiration comes from the adventure of traveling and surfing the globe with his wife and children.  He paints the lifestyle they live, one filled with peeling waves, sun-swept beaches and the simple joys that life has to offer.

ART; THE BEGINNING

As a young surfer, Drew’s career took off when he started painting his edgy artwork onto surfboards. He became known worldwide for painting surfboards using techniques that he developed with water-based paint pens. He traveled the globe painting for some of the best surfboard shapers in the world, and teaching others his techniques along the way. Today, Drew is credited as the artist who changed the way that surfboards were painted forever, around the globe.

In the late 1990s, Drew expanded his surf artwork for use on many different things; skateboards, t-shirts, wakeboards and other useful items. Having the opportunity to experiment with many different surfaces and products allowed Drew to grow tremendously as an artist.

Drew has created thousands of paintings over the years, which has led him to develop a distinct style of bright colors and energy that has become well recognized, and often imitated.

INFLUENCE

Due to his painting videos, books, TV show and generosity of sharing his techniques, Drew’s style has led to an explosion of creativity for other artists. His strong influence is evident as his style is emulated by thousands of artists around the world today.

SUCCESS

Drew partners with many large companies to create art such as Western Digital, Google, Verizon, Converse, Sigg and Wham O.

Collectors of Drew’s original paintings include Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Eddie Vedder, Kid Rock, The Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas, Vince Neil of Motley Crue and Sheryl Crow, to name a few.

With help from his business partner and wife, Maria, Drew has made his paintings available for licensing and currently is partnered with many great companies to create quality products with his art.  Together, they help other artists find success, as well, through workshops and blog articles.

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*Photo Credit:  Photo (c) Jonie Millhouse

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