Behind the Scenes…

Posted on my Facebook Page:

Whats up Drew.  Also an East coaster here.  Here’s my most recent work in progress.

I was Inspired by your Van paintings and decided to just go for it on my own.  I’ll be finishing her up come springtime.

Your work forever changed the way I look at mine, and thats what it’s all about …

You give the gift of inspiration to thousands of people, so keep it up and keep it real my man.”   Greg Mills

Thanks, Greg, for sending the photo in.  Killer painting!

I was so excited when I had the opportunity to paint vans for Escape Camper Vans.  It was such a release to be able to paint anything I wanted on these blank canvases that would be rolling around all over America.

It’s been my plan all along (more…)

Neptune Original Painting by Drew Brophy 2011For the seventh year in a row, Drew’s been asked by the Ocean Institute to create the cover artwork for their summer programs.   Here’s Neptune!

You can buy a beautiful Giclee Print on Canvas of this painting  in our STORE.

UPDATE TO THIS POST (March 2011): The O-I ended up not using this artwork after all.

We were greatly disappointed at first, because of the hard work involved in it, but it all worked out great in the end, as everything always does.

An art collector named Tim Smith saw it on our website and purchased the original painting a week later.

So now Neptune is in a good home. Giclee prints of Nepture are available now in our store. Check it out!

SURF EXPO JAN 6-8, 2011 ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Surf Expo has been a big part of my art career for the past twenty years.

Every January the greatest show in Surf brings together surf companies and surf shops, girls in bikinis, stand up paddleboarders and professional surfers – everybody who is anybody in surf will be there.

I first went to Surf Expo as a kid, sneaking my way in with stolen passes to get a glimpse of all the cool stuff behind those big convention center doors. (more…)

I go to a mall one time a year; right before Christmas to buy gifts.  But this year, I went to 20 different malls between October and December.

Ugg Australia sent me on a 20-city tour to customize Ugg boots in Nordstrom stores.  I’ve been to Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and even Las Vegas.

MY MISSION: To make people happy by painting art on their boots.

Here’s what I learned about humanity through it all:

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Drew has always loved surfing Teauhupo’o, one of the best waves in the world.

So when Teva and Aja of Hinano Tahiti approached Drew to create artwork for their apparel line, he was excited.

Hinano is Tahiti’s most popular brand of beer brewed by Brasserie de Tahiti since 1955.

If you’ve ever been to Tahiti, chances are you’ve had yourself some Hinano brew.

Hinano Tahiiti, owned by the same company, is an apparel brand that celebrates the island lifestyle.  Both brands share the beautuiful Vahine as their symbol logo.

Since Tahiti is one of Drew’s favorite places, it was easy for him to paint a few pieces exclusively for Hinano Tahiti’s 2011 collection.

Inspired by his time on the Tahitian Islands, Drew created a series of paintings for this collection, including WALL OF SKULLS, VAHINE and THE TREE OF LIFE.

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