Live Event Painting

Surrounded by Posca Art in Drew Brophy studio

JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF SUMMER!  

An explosion of Drew’s colorful new paintings on canvas and surfboards will be exhibited at The Art Center Gallery in Westminster, CA, June 23 & 24, 2017.

We limit Drew’s art exhibits to two each year.  This is Drew’s first art exhibit of his surf art paintings of 2017.  New, never seen before paintings will be available to the public for the first time.  

Come join us for the following events:

Friday June 23rd:  5-9 p.m.   Art Exhibit and meet and greet with Drew.  See new original artworks never before exhibited, meet Drew and add a painting or a print reproduction to your art collection.

Saturday June 24th:   1-4 p.m. Drew will be doing a live painting at the Gallery.   Watch Drew do a painting from start to finish, using Posca paint pens.   We will be shooting a Facebook Live Video while he paints, so if you can’t be there live, tune into Facebook here.

WHERE:  Art Center Gallery,  2075 Westminster Mall , Westminster , Ca , 92683 – phone 866-254-6523

Open to the public.  Hope to see you there!

SATURDAY April 15, 2017:  I’m giving a free demo on how to use UNI POSCA Paint Pens.  

WHERE:  Art Supply Warehouse, 6672 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683

WHAT:  Learn all about these great water-based paint pens.  

During this demonstration I will share many different tips and techniques on a blank skateboard.

You can join in and create your own mini drawing on a wood panel with POSCA paint pens.

PRICE:  It’s FREE.  

REGISTER: http://www.artsupplywarehouse.com/events_registration.php?type=DB

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.

 

Collage of Drew Brophy SC Art Fredrix Canvas Event Photos by Jonie PhotoI’m always traveling and doing art projects in other parts of the world.  I wanted to do something cool with my local community in San Clemente, with the idea of inspiring kids (young and old) to get creative, paint, and have fun with it.

I teamed up with Fredrix Canvas, SC Art Supply and Uni Posca for a “Paint with Drew” day, last Friday.

Fredrix Canvas makes the best quality and variety of canvas out there. They have all types for artists to be creative.  Their large canvas panels are perfect for my move-able mural paintings.   I paint on them with paint pens and spray paint; they always come out great.

Last September I painted 20 paintings in 20 days; they were all painted on Fredrix Canvas.

This year, I wanted to see what people can do with Fredrix’s new, awesome “black canvas”.  The black canvas works great with the bright colors I like to paint with.

Fredrix donated a generous supply of black canvas for the event, SC Art Supply hosted the event, and Uni Posca donated paint pens.

We invited the public to come out and paint, and they showed up in droves.

Some kids came and wouldn’t leave; they were having too much fun painting.  It was so cool for me to see their enthusiasm for art.

One teenager showed up with a painting he did on canvas, inspired by my style.

Local professional artist Lauren Tannehill showed up with her family, we saw San Clemente business owners and surfers and skaters and everything in between.

It was an awesome day!

Here’s a short photo slide show from the event (All photos shot by Jonie Photo):

Paint with Drew at SC Art Supply

Drew Brophy painting Fredrix Canvas SAN O What is Surfing Mural photo by Jonie Photo

Drew painting live at San O State Beach. Photo by Jonie Photo.

During Drew’s 6 day WHAT IS SURFING Mural painting around town in San Clemente, he asked people to write down what surfing is to them.

Here are some of the answers people wrote:

WHAT IS SURFING?

Drew surfing San Clemente Pier.  Photo by Denise Collinske

Drew surfing San Clemente Pier. Photo by Denise Collinske

Surfing = The closest you can get to heaven, flying between ocean & air.  Caitlin F. at Pier (she won our Day 1 Drawing)

Relaxes my mind, like Soul Cleansing.  Ken L at San O

Surfing is my passion (keeps me off the streets a& outta jail!) That’s been my motto since 14.  J.O. at the Pier

Surfing is losing yourself and being free.  In San Clemente, the most beautifully chilled place I’ve been.  Adam M.

Spiritual.  Aaron W. at the Pier

Surfing is Love.  Ryder W. at the Pier

San Clemente and surfing saved my life from the grip of addiction and a life in prison.  Since I moved here, I have become addicted to surfing, got a job, and have been clean for 6 months.  Surfing, God and my own will power saved my life.  Matt L at the Pier

Surfing is letting go of all the stuff that doesn’t matter in life.  Feeling the salt water and sun is a little slice of heaven.  No problems to worry about, just enjoy the moment mother nature provides.  It puts a whole new perspective on life and makes you appreciate what you have.  Dug C at San O

Surfing is freeing your spirit.  Eve J.

Surfing means a lot to me; my dad was pushing me into waves when I was four years old.  Surfing is my escape; I feel totally free when I’m in the water.  Logan M.

Surfing for me is my life, space and all that I am.  I’m over 50 now and everyone asks what keeps me young.  “Surfing!”  Chris E.

Surfing is the process of breathing in and out.  Surging, waning, pulsing.  It’s like life; it’s a grounding force that connects you with the rest of the planet when you are in the water.  Timeless and free.   Anonymous