Behind the Scenes…

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”  E.O. Wilson

The Singing Schrooms is painted on a 36″x24″ canvas, using mixed media.

Scroll down in this post to see a live video of me painting this art piece.

Singing Schrooms is one of three illustrations I created for a concert tour poster for Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads, sponsored by Magical Butter Machine.  

The idea for this painting was inspired by my fascination for nature.  

Sometimes I look at mushrooms and they look so happy and I was imagining a bunch of them singing.

Then, somehow as I painted, the singing mushrooms took on a life of their own and wound up looking like the three band members of Sublime with Rome; Rome Rarmirez, Josh Freeze and Eric Wilson.  It’s probably because I was listening to their new album, Sirens, while painting.

Would love to see this painting go to a good home.  It was recently exhibited at The Edibles Awards in Los Angeles and is now released to the public.

While it lasts:  you can buy it here: http://store.drewbrophy.com/singing-shrooms-24×36-original-painting-on-canvas-by-drew-brophy/  – Sign up for my newsletters to get 10% off.

If you want to talk to me or my manager, Maria, before deciding to add this one to your collection, call or text the studio
at 949-678-8133.

 

joniephoto-Drew Brophy sacred-Geometry Let There be Light Abstract Painting Vesica Pisces Art RS 6182WELCOME TO MY STUDIO!

Every November we transform my working studio into a gallery, showroom and store.  This is the time of year that my collectors come to meet my family and me in person.  We have great conversations and it’s an opportunity to get to know the community much better.

Also, this is the time of year I give excellent deals on my originals and prints.  

This month, I have something extra special; twenty newly released art prints on canvas!  

And, FREE posters for everyone who pre-registers here.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday and Sunday November 19 & 20, 2016,  From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  208 Calle de Los Molinos Suite D, San Clemente, CA 92672  

CONTACT:  Phone 949-678-8133 (text or call w/questions) or email mariab@drewbrophy.com

RSVP:  When you RSVP, I’ll have a free poster set aside for you.  RSVP here, at Eventbrite.

If you ever wanted to get one of my original paintings, now is the time to do it.  The prices of my surf-inspired originals rose by 20% this year.  The new modern / abstract art I’ve been painting has increased in value and price by double since 2015.   I offer special discounts to current collectors and so be sure to ask me for your discount if you already own a piece of my art.

What to expect at my Studio Open House:

1 – For the first time ever – Twenty newly released, limited edition art print reproductions on stretched canvas.   I’m offering amazing deals for these prints, as I have stocked up just for Christmas.

2 – New original paintings that haven’t yet been made available to the public.

3 – Great conversation and a “tour” of my studio.  I’ll be glad to get to know you.

4 – View my recent series, inspired by nature and physics, called”Exploring Sacred Geometry.”  It is a series of paintings that articulate a Universal Language of nature, mathematics, and vibration.

Please know that I appreciate your business – it’s our fans and friends that help keep us in business.  My family and I are forever grateful to you.

Sign up for your RSVP and I’ll see you there!

If you have any questions at all, please text or call 949-678-8133 or email mariab@drewbrophy.com.

drew-brophy-painting-surfboard-for-ibm-at-vm-world-las-vegas-2016CASE STUDY: Live Surfboard Painting in IBM booth at VM World

WHEN: September 2016

CLIENT: Delve Texas (on behalf of IBM)

MISSION: Generate interest and attract people to the IBM booth at VM World, in a unique manner.

SCOPE OF WORK:  Create artwork in a tropical theme that illustrates IBM’s cloud products and then paint it, LIVE,  in one day on a surfboard during VM World in Las Vegas.  The live painting was one part of a surfboard “exhibit” at the VM World booth, as decoration to enhance their tropical theme.

MEDIUM:  The entire painting was done using water-based paint pens, which are non-messy, have no smell and take up very little space.

LIVE:  One great advantage to a live painting event is that I can get the crowd involved.  I encouraged many of the attendees tdrew-brophy-curse-mackey-raleigh-melancon-at-vm-world-ibm-booth-surfboardso try out the paint pens on the surfboard.  It’s fun for them and creates a fun, relaxing atmosphere, which helps IBM people to connect with them as well.  It was a memorable day for many people there.  IBM was incredibly pleased, as was Delve Texas.

 

deep into paradise cell phone coverANNOUNCING NEW CELL PHONE CASES:

As an artist, you always want to see your best work printed on things.

Unfortunately, most of the retailers these days are ultra conservative and are reluctant to print some of my best images, because they are too “edgy.”

But not this time – I’m happy to announce that I have teamed up with Head Case to print some of my best and favorite images on cell phone cases and wallets.

Their cases are priced really well – you can see all of my designs here:

http://www.goheadcase.com/en-US/Drew-Brophy-Surf-Art

If you do order your Brophy Head Case, let me know in the comments below.  It will make me happy to know that some of you like it enough to put on your phone!

Life is good – Drew

 

drew brophy cell phone cases

If I’m not on tour , I’m in nature somewhere, usually some kind of ocean.  It’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to spend your life being surrounded by nature.”   Eddie Vedder

As huge Pearl Jam fans, Drew and I were so excited when Eddie Vedder’s people called to have Drew create the artwork for Eddie’s new live event, the Ohana Festival in Dana Point (happening this weekend).

Eddie liked the work that Drew did years ago on the Pipemasters’ surfing contest poster, and so he wanted Drew to be the guy to create his Ohana Festival art.

The Ohana Festival is probably the biggest thing to happen to this little area in a long time – it’s a two day event with a great musical lineup, including Eddie Vedder himself, Lana Del Rey, Mudhoney, Elvis Costello, and so much more!

The artwork was designed to capture the essence of being at the beach with your family, in its simplest form.  The beaches in this area are beautiful and special, and we need to treasure it.  

Proceeds from this event will benefit the San Onofre Foundation, a small group of people who work hard to preserve the San Clemente state beaches and parks;  San Onofre State Beach, all of Trestles, and miles and miles of natural trails, which hosts thousands of surfers and nature lovers every day.  The San Mateo Creek watershed, located at Trestles, is the last intact water shed in Southern California.  It connects Trestles to the Cleveland National Forest; basically connecting the beach to the mountains!  These are areas that need to be preserved and treasured; a natural link from the ocean to the mountains.  It’s only fitting that Eddie Vedder cares about these surfing beaches; he’s a surfer and a nature lover himself.

Ohana Festival includes an exclusive Luau and auction Friday night, presented by Eddie Vedder and Kelly Slater, with proceeds going to the San Onofre Foundation.  Drew will have several art pieces in the auction, including the original artwork painted for the Ohana Festival.  Drew and I both will be there.

OHANA FEST IS THIS WEEKEND!  It’s not too late to get your tickets – we will be there with our kids.  Hope to see you there!

OHANA ARTWORK CAN BE YOURS – NEW RELEASE AS A LIMITED EDITION

Drew has released this artwork as a limited edition print on canvas in two different sizes (see here).

If you opt for embellishment, Drew will hand-paint your family name in the sand on the bottom of the art piece.  (See this video on Facebookof Drew embellishing a print with a family name on it.)

Each one is numbered and hand-signed by Drew.

You can ORDER ONLINE here.

Are you going to Ohana Festival this weekend?  Leave a comment on the blog and let us know, we’ll look for you there!

Maria (for Drew)*If you have any questions, feel free to call me 949-678-8133.

 

THE MEANING OF ‘OHANA:  The word ʻohana means “family” in the Hawaiian language, but in a much wider sense, to include not only one’s closer relatives, but also one’s cousins, in-laws, friends, race, and other neighbors.

But a quote from the cartoon movie, Lilo and Stich, has an even better definition of Ohana that helps you to feel what the word really conveys:  “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind… or forgotten.”