Shows & Events

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.

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


SURF EXPO JAN 6-8, 2011 ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Surf Expo has been a big part of my art career for the past twenty years.

Every January the greatest show in Surf brings together surf companies and surf shops, girls in bikinis, stand up paddleboarders and professional surfers – everybody who is anybody in surf will be there.

I first went to Surf Expo as a kid, sneaking my way in with stolen passes to get a glimpse of all the cool stuff behind those big convention center doors. (more…)

I go to a mall one time a year; right before Christmas to buy gifts.  But this year, I went to 20 different malls between October and December.

Ugg Australia sent me on a 20-city tour to customize Ugg boots in Nordstrom stores.  I’ve been to Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and even Las Vegas.

MY MISSION: To make people happy by painting art on their boots.

Here’s what I learned about humanity through it all:

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