Behind the Scenes…

Drew's Pirate in Glass by Kyle Hunter Goodwin

Drew's Pirate in Glass by Kyle Hunter Goodwin


One of the greatest things about growing older is you get to witness your friends becoming successful and growing in their craft.  It’s fun to reminisce about where you came from and how far you’ve come.

Kyle Hunter Goodwin is someone that we’ve watched hone his talent through the years.  His glass works have become more detailed, refined and beautiful as time passes.

We got to know Kyle  many years ago when we were planning the Sea Monster Ball.  It was a group art show, curated by me and Drew, and put on at the very beautiful ocean front Ocean-Institute. We asked Kyle to be one of the artists exhibiting and he flew out from Florida to join us.  Since then, we’ve all come a long way in our careers, and we’ve kept in touch. Recently Kyle asked if he could take one of Drew’s pirate paintings and re-create it in glass.  Of course, we were ecstatic at the idea!

It’s amazing how Kyle could take Drew’s painting (below) and create this beautiful glass piece from that.  It’s for sale, you can buy it by contacting Kyle directly at 352-213-3998.


Pirate painting by Drew Brophy

Pirate by Drew Brophy


Go to his website at www.hunterglass.com and check out some of the awesome glasswares and art available.  You will love his work!

brophys-with-sunrise-escape-camper-van-1

Photo by Michael R Foley

I envision a place where people can live together more pleasantly than in any other place in America.” Ole Hansen, Founder of San Clemente.

Imagine a place where most people who live there are truly stoked on life.  Happy, beautiful women surf and enjoy yoga.  Young fathers ride alongside their kids on bikes to school in the mornings.  The world’s best waves and beaches are a stones-throw outside your door.  The climate is perfect, and people are friendly and kind.

Such a place does exist; it’s called (more…)

Darin and Lisa McClure in front of the Great Wall O' Sketches

Darin and Lisa McClure in front of the Great Wall O' Sketches

Last Saturday we held a “Draw with Drew” event and book release celebration party at San Clemente Art Supply.

It took many hours and some pocket money to put this on, because Drew wanted to create an awesome interactive presentation of art exhibit combined with art activities.

And of course, I felt it was important to have beer and juice boxes alongside some great food!  (What, you’ve never heard of juice boxes at an art event?!)

Drew set up an awesome (more…)

 

 

Walter's Wave Painting by Drew Brophy Mixed Media on Wood 48" x 72"

Walter's Wave Painting by Drew Brophy Mixed Media on Wood 48" x 72"

 

 

Why did Walter ride a wave?  Because Drew Brophy painted it that way.

In honor of the great Walter Foster and the new book titled HOW TO DRAW WITH DREW BROPHY for creative kids (published by Walter Foster Publishing), Drew painted this depiction of (more…)