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3Dot Magazine 12-21-2012 Cover with Drew Brophy

3Dot Magazine 12-21-2012 Cover with Drew Brophy

3 Dot Magazine Dec 21, 2012 Issue

“Welcome to the beginning to the end….

We begin this issue with an interview with Surf Artist Drew Brophy, the Twilight Saga’s Sexy New Vampire: Judi Shekoni, Q&A with Artist Ian Ward, Q&A with Actor Mem Ferda, Review of the film Musical Chairs, Interview with artist Bill Strydesky, Review of Cursive’s I Am Gemini…”

Drew Brophy was interviewed by Don Perry and photographed by Scott Smallin of 3 Dot Magazine, when visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in fall of 2012.

We first heard of the famed photographer Scott Smallin in the year 2000, when Drew and I got married at the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach.  Scott was one of the team of photographers that we hired for our wedding!

Now, over twelve years later, we find ourselves back in Myrtle Beach, this time to paint a large mural.

And, once again we are being shot by Scott Smallin, this time for 3 Dot Magazine!

Funny how life brings you ’round in circles.

Here’s how the 3 Dot Magazine Drew Brophy story begins:

DREW BROPHY IS THE SURF LIFESTYLE:

Drew Brophy, the surfer, the artist, the husband, the father, the teacher, and the list goes on…

Drew talks about how he created a life of art, surf and travel and what it takes to be a professional artist.

He explains how he beat all odds, and proved his high school guidance counselor wrong when she told him that “you can’t just surf and paint your whole life!”

To view the magazine online, visit:  www.donaldeperry.com/dotdotdotmag/3dotmag_dec2012.  To print, visit: www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/487431

Here is a video interview from 3 Dot Magazine, with Drew Brophy on location in Myrtle Beach, SC, at the Lulu’s Cafe Mural.

Drew Brophy, Chilling on the Grand Canyon

Drew had always wanted to be featured in the famed SURFERS JOURNAL, a beautiful full-color magazine that most people keep for years.

Though the Journal had at times contacted Drew over the years to feature his art, it somehow never materialized. Maybe one day, when Drew is old and grey and his art has truly “made it” they will do an art feature!

But for now, Drew’s stoked to have had his and Seth Warren’s Grand Canyon SUP Expedition featured in the Surfer’s Journal EXPEDITION REPORT.

The best part is that Drew’s friend, published author Chris Dixon, interviewed him for it.

If you want to pick up a copy, go to http://www.surfersjournal.com/ and look for Volume 21.5, Oct/Nov 2012 Edition.  Or, squint your eyes and see it below:

I was stoked when Monica Lee, the host of “Smart Creative Women” asked me to be on her popular video show called “Smart Creative Women”.

Monica is smart and fun and she asked some great questions – watch it here:  DREW BROPHY ON AUTHENTICITY AND ON LIFE.  Below is a list of some of the things we talked about.

  • How to train people to think of you in the way you want them to
  • Advice for an artist who is asked to create what they don’t want to.
  • Do I ever  paint just for fun?
  • How some of the paintings I did just for fun became my most iconic and best selling paintings.
  • How to come off as authentic in your artwork; how you can marry your art with your love of what you’re into.
  • How I dreamed of going places in the world; big ideas that took money and travel and guts.
  • How to “be confident with who you are, and what you do”.
  • How I figured out what I wanted in life, and then I got it.
  • How I got the reputation of being the guy who gets things done.

WATCH THE INTERVIEW BELOW – and please, leave a comment on Monica Lee’s Page if you liked it!

DREW BROPHY ON AUTHENTICITY AND ON LIFE

Furman University in Greenville, S.C. invites Surf Lifestyle Artist Drew Brophy and his manager, Maria Brophy, to give a lecture titled “How to Thrive as a Professional Artist.” Open to the public on Oct 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. on campus.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 28, 2012 – Furman University, one of the nation’s premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges, has secured artist Drew Brophy and his business manager Maria Brophy to deliver a lecture titled “How to Thrive as a Professional Artist.”

Drew Brophy, a twenty-five year professional artist who became known for his surf lifestyle art and his big wave surfing, will be a university guest speaker on Monday, October 1.

Drew Brophy has become known as the artist who changed the way that surfboards were painted in the late 1990’s.  Since then, Brophy has created a popular brand out of his artwork and currently partners with over thirty companies that license his artwork for their products.

Drew Brophy’s wife and manager, Maria Brophy, is Co-Author of How to Draw with Drew (published by Walter Foster Publishing) and the eBook How to Understand Art Licensing Agreements and producer of instructional art videos, including Paint Pen Techniques with Drew Brophy.  Maria is an expert in art licensing, marketing and deal making.

Many artists struggle with the business side of art.  Maria says “You don’t have have to have been born with a business mind to do well as a creative entrepreneur.  You just have to know how things work.

Drew Brophy says that he learned the business of art the hard way when he was younger.  Now, he wants to give information to artists that will help make their path to success a smooth one.

During the lecture, Drew and Maria will discuss designing your path as an artist, their own unique business model, and money matters, including how to price your artwork.

Art Department Chair Ross McClain says of the guest speakers, “Drew and Maria exemplify the true spirit of what art entrepreneurship is all about: hard work, honesty, integrity, creativity and talent.

The Lecture, which is open to the public, will be held in the Roe Art Building #100 on campus on Monday, October 1st from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The lecture includes an open question and answer session.  There will be a reception immediately before and after the lecture.

ABOUT FURMAN UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1826, Furman University is one of the nation’s premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. The university offers outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust visual and performing arts program and NCAA Division I athletics.  Furman’s campus is nationally acclaimed for its beauty and the residential student body is the ideal size to enhance scholarly activity, personal growth and leadership development.  Visit http://www.Furman.edu for more information.

ABOUT DREW BROPHY:
Drew Brophy has been a professional lifestyle artist for over 25 years.  An avid surfer and world traveler, Drew is the best known surf artist in history.   Drew’s original artwork is collected worldwide and he currently licenses his art images to over 30 manufacturers with about 300 different products in the marketplace.   Drew has been an inspiration for many artists, young and old, as he enjoys sharing his success secrets and helping others find their success in art, too.

To learn more about Drew Brophy go to his website at http://www.DrewBrophy.com

ABOUT MARIA BROPHY
Maria Brophy is an art licensing consultant and has spent over a dozen years successfully promoting and branding the art of her husband, Drew Brophy.  Her expertise lies in licensing, contract negotiations and marketing art.  A published writer and advocate for artists, Maria maintains a blog that helps artists to create the life of their dreams.

To learn more go to http://www.mariabrophy.com.

Rough sketch of “A Day at the Beach” mural painting for Lulu’s Cafe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Lulu’s Cafe in Downtown Myrtle Beach commissions surf lifestyle artist Drew Brophy to paint a colorful, energetic sixty foot wall mural. Three generations of the Brophy family will team up to paint the mural using spray paints and airbrush.

PR Log (Press Release) – August 28, 2012 – What do you do with 404 cans of Mtn 94 Graffiti Spray Paint?

Ask Misty Coan, owner of Lulu’s Café, who commissioned popular surf lifestyle artist and Myrtle Beach native Drew Brophy to paint the mural, titled “A day at the beach.”

The mural rendering depicts the allure that draws residents and tourists to Myrtle Beach; beach umbrellas, children building sand castles, a surfer in the waves and a banner plane flying above.  (more…)