Behind the Scenes…

In Episode 5 of The Paint Shop, my studio is hopping all week.

An art collector asked me to paint a 15′ wooden paddleboard with Japanese tattoo-style paintings.

Then I stoke out pro surfer Tanner Gudauskas by customizing his surfboard; and then,
I get commissioned to paint the strangest thing I’ve ever had to paint….watch the show to find out what it is!

The Paint Shop Episode 5 “Surf and Turf” Full Episode in HD from The Paint Shop on Vimeo.

Drew’s studio is hopping this week as he paints a 15′ wooden paddleboard, stokes out pro surfer Tanner Gudauskas by customizing his surfboard, and then Drew is commissioned to paint the strangest thing he’s ever painted.

Not worried about stroke marks...

Here’s an E-mail I got from an artist struggling with Paint Pen Strokes: I’m painting on a skimboard with your paint pens.  How can you avoid “stroke marks” ?  When painting on the board you can see each individual stroke line also making marks between colors.  It’s not noticeable from a distance but up close looks bad.  Thank you – Joe

Joe, the stroke marks are actually a good thing – I use the stroke marks to my advantage.  They help me create flow and depth and direction, as well as creating curve or flow in one direction or another.  You can work with the stroke marks to create a better painting, rather than try to avoid them.  It takes some practice and experimentation at first.  I go into great detail on this in my DVD – if you don’t already have it, check it out!

One other thought on stroke marks – just like pencil marks, I tend to like having my paintings look less than perfect.  When I went to the Rick Griffen exhibit in Laguna Beach a few years ago, I really enjoyed looking at his originals that had not only imperfect pencil marks, but also some of his sketches and paintings had areas that were whited out!  It made the art so much more real to me, and I keep that in mind when I’m painting my own pieces.

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I’m stoked to say my t.v. show THE PAINT SHOP is now airing to over 4.2 MILLION households in CA and AZ, and that number is growing because more and more networks are picking it up.

Upcoming episodes will be featuring other artists.  We just finished shooting episode 4, which featured famous Florida Tattoo Artist Mark Longnecker giving a tattoo to another surf artist, Jenn Holmberg, in my studio.  That same episode has me and Longnecker driving around LA checking out some of the great street art and artists.  We’re also painting vans for Escape Camper vans in LA.

Here’s a 30 second commercial that gives an idea of what the shows about.  I’m posting this for my friends and family that are far away and can’t yet tune in:

Want to stop people in their tracks?

Stand out in a Crowd?  

Create a memorable experience?

Drew Brophy has been creating magic by painting live at events since the mid 1990’s.

He has a reputation for entertaining with his fast painting skills and for holding the short attention span of passers-by.

Drew is a pro at inspiring through his warm personality and his ability to start and finish a painting in just hours.  The crowds love him!

Below are a few ways we can help your company or private event be even more amazing.

“It’s important to our clients that their guests have a memorable evening.  That’s why we hire Drew Brophy; he knows how to work a crowd.  When he paints at one of our events, we know that the guests will have a great time!”  Cami R., Account Exec., 360 Destination Concepts

TRADE SHOW BOOTHS & LIVE EVENTS 

Want to attract people to your booth?   Drew will draw them in by creating a fascinating, live painting with paint pens.  No-one will walk past your booth without stopping to look!

To sweeten the pot, he will give away posters at your event, which he will happily sign for your visitors.

He’ll paint a surfboard, guitar, canvas, even shoes; just about anything that fits in with your mission.

He will even work your logo and theme into the painting; that sort of design work comes easily to Drew.

Here’s just a few companies that Drew has painted live for:

The NFL, Walter Foster Publishing, Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas, Ugg Australia, Aerial 7 at NAMM Expo, Converse, Hinano Tahiti, …Lost, Surf-the-Earth, MiOcean and many, many more.

PRIVATE / CORPORATE PARTIES 

Private parties, charity events, sales meetings:  Drew has painted live at every type of event and venue.

He’s worked with some of the top Event Production Companies in California, including 360 Destination Group, LA Party Designs (LAPD), and Destination Concepts, to name a few.

From painting at a private party for the owners of the Nation’s NFL Football Teams to charity events like MiOcean, Drew has entertained many different crowds of people.

Drew uses non-toxic, non-messy, no-smell Uni Posca Paint Pens.  This medium allows for a free flow of bright colors and for fast painting, which comes in handy at events.

The beauty of having a fast painter is this:  your guests will enjoy the pleasure of seeing a painting come to life right before their eyes!

We offer many different options for your events.  Here’s just a few:

  • Live Surfboard Painting:  Drew will paint a theme that is meaningful to either the event or the company.  If the surfboard is being purchased, the companies logo may be worked into the painting.  (Many companies give the surfboard away either as a raffle item or as an award).
  • Live Painting on Canvas, or any other Object
  • Small paintings available as gift for your attendees
  • Custom painting(s) specifically for the company/event and prints made for attendee gifts
  • Ready-made prints of Drew’s art as give-away for attendees
  • Custom packages available – we can do just about anything you need

OUTDOOR EVENTS/SPORT CONTESTS: 

Add fascination to your festival or fair by having Drew paint a mural while your attendees watch!
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The possibilities are endless, but here’s a tried and true concept:  Drew will paint a mural on wood, and it will be designed for photo opportunities during your event.
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Drew has painted murals at many events, including surfing events such as the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii and contests such as the Battle of the Paddle races in Dana Point, CA.
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See an example of the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle mural Drew painted on-site in 2009.  It doubled as a mural and a photo-backdrop for the awards ceremony.

CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE:

Contact us directly, or have your General Contractor or Event Production Company call us for a proposal at 949-678-8133 or info@drewbrophy.com.
We look forward to serving you!
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