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Drew Brophy at work Photo by Aaron Bickford

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego Catches a Creative Wave with

THE PAINT SHOP TV Series with Surf Artist Drew Brophy

(Newport Beach, California) June 1, 2011 –

Crystal Cove Media is pleased to announce that the newly popular show, THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY, will now air in San Diego, California on Cox Channel 4.  This addition brings the number of households that The Paint Shop airs to over 3.2 million.

THE PAINT SHOP is a strikingly honest, inspirational show that reveals what really happens behind the scenes of a Surf Lifestyle Artist.  Drew Brophy takes the viewer through the process of an art project from start to finish, beginning with the first meeting with a collector, the sketch and painting process, and finally, the great reveal at the end.  Each segment captures (more…)

Photographer John Cocozza interviewed me for Surf Shot Magazine.  He asked a lot of great questions that let me tell a couple stories that don’t normally come up in an interview, like the “town surfboard” when I was a kid, my favorite all-time painting, and being robbed in Peru.

Here’s part of the interview; for the complete interview go to Surf Shot Magazine.

When did you start surfing and who got you started? My older brother Tommy put me on a board when I was about 4 or 5.  It was an instant addiction!

What was your first board and do you still have it? When I was a kid, there were only a few (more…)

We are taking THE PAINT SHOP TV SHOW live to Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo this weekend in Santa Cruz!

Two painting demonstrations will be given by Drew and filmed on-site for our show THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY.

Drew’s demonstrations are designed to share surfboard painting techniques that can be used by both the novice and the experienced artist.

Sat. March 19 Noon to 1:00 p.m: Drew will give a Graffiti-style painting demonstration and will show how to customize your own surfboard with a few cans of spray paint and stencils. Demonstration will be held at the SurfAide Shaping Bay.

Sun. March 20 Noon to 1:00 p.m: Drew demonstrates his medium of choice, Uni-Posca paint pens, on surfboards. He will share tried and true techniques and will discuss preparation, composition, color blending, and sealing.

CONFIRM ATTENDANCE & GET A FREE Art Poster!

One Drew Brophy art print will be given on-site to each person who confirms attendance to Drew’s demos by March 18. (Prints priced at $20.00 for everyone else).

To get your coupon, e-mail your name to info@thepaintshop.tvand confirm your attendance to Drew’s demonstration.  A coupon for the free print will be emailed to you.

Drew will discuss how you can have a viable career painting surfboards, and how retailers can increase sales with surfboard art.  Bring your questions!  This demonstration will be held in Drew Brophy’s booth #B8.

WHO: Any surfer or artist who wants to learn new techniques or has aspirations of a career painting surfboards, and for those who shape or sell surfboards.

WHERE: The Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard EXPO held at the Rittenhouse Building, downtown Santa Cruz, CA.  INFO: www.surfboardshow.com.

WHEN: Demos held Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, from Noon to 1:00 pm.

COST: Sacred Craft Entrance fee is $10.00.  Demonstrations are FREE with admittance.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – San Clemente, CA – February 15, 2011

Crystal Cove Media is excited to announce the launch of a new uplifting, fast paced and fun t.v. show focused on revealing what really happens inside the studio of a Surf Lifestyle Artist.  This six episode series premiered on Cox February 12, 2011 and runs through the summer of 2011.

Produced by Crystal Cove Media of Newport Beach, and created by art marketing expert Maria Brophy, THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY gives viewers an unscripted, behind-the-scenes peek into the professional scene of surf lifestyle artist Drew Brophy.  Each episode captures the joy brought to clients through artwork as well as the complications and challenges that a working artist must deal with.

Dispelling the stereotype of what an artist really does, THE PAINT SHOP demonstrates that being an artist is a very viable career and it reveals the process of painting, creating and business knowledge that is required.  The show takes place in Brophy’s art studio in San Clemente, California, and incorporates real life interactions between Brophy, his business partner wife, Maria, and their clients.

Drew Brophy has been a professional artist for over twenty years and together with his wife, Maria, helps other artists to design the career of their dreams.  An avid surfer and world traveler, Brophy exploded on the surf art scene in the late 1990′s with his wild surfboard paintings.  Now he says that it’s his job just to “make things look cool.”  Brophy currently has hundreds of collectors of his original art as well as thirty active licensees that use his art on their products.

The first episode titled CRUISERS, SKULLS & CHAINS takes you through the steps of Drew designing and creating eight foot paintings to be used for his signature beach cruiser bikes.  The guest segment features world famous surfing legend Gerry Lopez as he stops by the studio and asks Drew to paint his surfboard.  A third segment breaks down an easy way to paint a used surfboard with spray paint, stencils and chains.

Brophy says of his intention with this show, “Being an artist is more than just painting pretty pictures. I want people to know what really goes on with the business of art and I want to inspire others with the idea that they can do it, too.”

Show creator Maria Brophy explained how she came up with the idea, “I wanted the challenge of creating a new show format, one which is real, but focuses on uplifting and positive aspects.  This platform enables us to share the joy as well as the disappointments that a lifestyle artist encounters, and the lessons learned.  The episodes will organically lure the viewer in, as each day in the studio brings new excitement and life changing lessons.”

Executive Producer and Co-Creator Brian ILL has spent the last three years documenting Brophy’s projects.  He says ”When I spend a day with Drew I always end up learning something. Whether it be about how he runs his business, or a cool personal story, I always take something away. I’ve actually used the things I’ve learned from him in my own life, and that’s what I want this show to do for the viewing audience. I want to present the experience accurately, so that the audience feels like they are also gaining something from spending a day in the life of Drew.”

Current  show times are:  In SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA Premiered on February 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. on Cox Channel 8 and thereafter airs every Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 8:00 p.m.

ORANGE COUNTY& PALOS VERDES CA:  Premiers on February 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. on Cox Channel 3 and thereafter airs every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY:  Time Warner So Cal 101 Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

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About Drew Brophy:  Drew Brophy is represented by Son of the Sea, Inc., who is the Master Licensor for Drew Brophy Properties.  Drew Brophy is a surf artist dedicated to teaming up his action sports inspired artwork with licensees who produce quality lifestyle products.  Contact Maria Brophy at 949-354-ART1, e-mail info@drewbrophy.com, or log onto www.drewbrophy.com.

About Crystal Cove Media, LLC:  Crystal Cove Media is a video production company specializing in film, television, and web broadcasting. Our company houses some of the most talented television and film industry professionals working together to create dynamic video productions for any media. Contact: info@crystalcovemedia.com

About Executive Producer and Co-Creator Brian A. ILL:  Brian is an Executive Producer, Writer, and Director for television and film.  Brian is Executive Producer and show creator of the hit television series BEACH TOWN and has also produced content for ABC, Disney, Touchstone Pictures, Discovery Channel, MTV, Turner Broadcasting, Travel Channel, Military Channel, Tru TV, Fuel TV, Surfline.com, Surfer Magazine and many more.  With 15 years experience in the music industry as a composer, producer, and multi-instrumental studio musician, Brian also composes music for television and film.

About Executive Producer and Show Creator Maria Brophy:  Maria is an art licensing and marketing expert.  She has managed art careers for lifestyle artists for over a decade. She is the CEO of Son of the Sea, Inc., Master Licensor of Drew Brophy Properties.  Visit http://www.sonofthesea.com

Our TV Show has Launched!

After three years of creating and cultivating THE PAINT SHOP TV Show, we are so pleased to announce that it is now on the air in Southern California!

We are very confident that it will expand to cover most of the country.  It just takes a little time…

Our goal with this tv show is to inspire and educate people on the viability of art as an actual career.

It’s also a great way to show friends and family what happens behind the scenes of a lifestyle art studio.

We teamed up with Executive Producer Brian ILL of Crystal Cove Media to create this show for tv.

For the past three years Brian and his crew have been documenting Drew and our work at the studio.

Our first episode started airing this week and the 6-episode series will run through spring and summer.

THE PAINT SHOP chronicles the process of what a professional surf lifestyle artist does, including the good times as well as the challenging.  There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the business of art!  And every day we learn new lessons in life, love and artwork.

If you are located in Southern California, please check out the show times at THE PAINT SHOP.TV.

If you don’t get THE PAINT SHOP in your area, ask your local networks to pick it up!  The more that people ask, the more likely we’ll get it on the air everywhere.

Please tune in, and let us know what you think.

Life is Good – Drew & Maria