Live Event Painting

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

Keen Green Graffiti Logo Hamburg by Drew

It’s exciting.  I can see it in my head, and I can’t finish it fast enough….It’s a simple process of positive and negative space. ”  Drew Brophy

http://greengraffiti.com/blog/drew-brophys-german-tour

CASE STUDY:  World’s largest freehand GreenGraffiti (reverse graffiti) mural at Globetrotter in Hamburg

When:  June 2014

Client:  Keen Europe / GreenGraffiti

Mission:  Create an organic, “green” artistic mural in front of Keen’s largest retailer in Hamburg, Germany.  Illustrate Keen Footwear’s slogan of “follow your feet” and inspire others to get outdoors!

SCOPE OF WORK:  Strategize and draw a visual of Keen’s “Follow your Feet” campaign.  Design the art for stencils and then apply the mural in freehand fashion, while onlookers enjoy watching.   Cover 100 square meters of sidewalk with the mural.

RESULTS:  Onlookers and media enjoyed watching the mural come to life.  Keen was able to get their message out in a green manner.  Globetrotter was extremely pleased, as their foot traffic increased, and the city of Hamburg received a “green” mural to enjoy for the month.   Mission Accomplished.

VIDEO:  This short video shows the process and tells the story:  Keen GreenGraffiti and Drew Brophy in Hamburg.

Read GreenGraffiti’s article about the project here:  http://greengraffiti.com/blog/drew-br…

(GreenGraffiti is known for their “Green Advertising.” Working with some of the most popular global brands, GreenGraffiti has turned advertising into art.)

*REVERSE GRAFFITI is also known as clean tagging, dust tagging, grime writing. GreenGraffiti or “clean advertising” is a method of creating temporary or semi-permanent images on walls or other surfaces by removing dirt from a surface using giant power washers and stencils.

drew-brophy-live -paintingLive Surfboard Painting at LAKE POWELL PADDLEBOARDS August 16th!

What:  Drew Brophy will do a live painting demonstration at Lake Powell Standup Paddleboards.

And a POSTER GIVEAWAY of Drew Brophy’s most popular art!  Posters will be given to spectators at the live painting event (while supplies last).

When:  Saturday, 16 August 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Lake Powell Paddleboards in downtown Page, Arizona!  Address: 695 North Navajo, Page, AZ 86040  Phone (928)645-4017

Who:  You!  The public is invited to watch, and get a free Drew Brophy art poster.

Drew Brophy and the WD Fan Night Mural Painting CES2014“It’s important for me to be able to interact with every single person at an event.  I want them to leave feeling happy and with a lasting memory of what a great time they had.”  Drew Brophy

CASE STUDY:  Western Digital CES 2014 Fan Night Event

WHEN:  January 2014

CLIENT:  Western Digital (WD)

Mission:  Help make WD Fan Night event during CES2014 Las Vegas a memorable evening for WD’s special guests.

SCOPE OF PROJECT:

MURAL for Display:  Design, create and paint a Mural sized 10′ x 6′  (painted over 5 custom-made canvas pieces for ease of transport)

GIVEAWAY PROMOTIONAL ITEMS:  Drew Brophy Design was provided for WD t-shirts and posters to give away to guests at event

GIVEAWAY BIG TICKET ITEMS:  Strategiclaly design and then hand paint five (5) fine art pieces on skateboard decks.    The art design on the decks represented each of WD’s five hard drive products.   The decks were given away to five lucky winners at the event.

LIVE POSTER SIGNING:  Drew attended the event alongside other celebrities present, signed posters and presented the skate decks to each winner.

RESULTS:  WD Fan Night was a memorable event; dozens of guests took their photos in front of the mural and every guest happily took home a piece of art (poster) to always remind them of the evening.  WD was extremely pleased with the ease of the logistics to pull this off, and with the final outcome.

Mission Accomplished!

DETAILS:  Mural Artwork:  WD wanted a surf painting in Drew’s traditional style, with symbolism that was relevant to their products, which is hard drives.  Hard drives hold things that you want to keep forever.

Drew says of his design for the mural, “When I think of things that last forever, I think of ancient times and things that were made in stone.  In a way, hard drives hold information that is saved and passed down.  All of my art is saved on hard drives; it’s like my safety deposit box.  The art will be passed down to my son, and his kids as well.  So in this painting, the character is carving a WD in stone.”

Skateboard Deck Paintings: Drew created five paintings, meant to represent the features of each of WD’s hard drives; the explanation can be found in the name of the painting – see below:

Gamers BLACK painting on Skateboard (c) Drew Brophy GENIE in the Bottle RED painting on Skateboard (C) Drew Brophy Everyday BLUE painting on Skateboard (c) Drew Brophy Surveillance PURPLE painting on Skateboard (c) Drew Brophy Photographers GREEN painting (c) Skateboard by Drew Brophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the video of the painting of the mural.  Photo and video credit to Scott Smallin, video editing by Don Perry, music by Brian ILL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmgbsE_3P10&feature=share&list=UU5G4tVJHYkrSpTsA2tR-qeg