Wheres Drew

final_flyer_surfriderThree years ago my family and I swore off plastic water bottles. We only use refillable bottles and take them everywhere we go. In 3 years we prevented 5,000+ plastic bottles from going into the landfills. So when Surfrider asked me to include my art in the WASTE-LESS “Rise Above Plastics” Art Show, I said YES!

I have three (3) original paintings in the show, and one canvas art print.

Saturday, September 6th, at DAX Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. Hope to see you there!

Gallery Info:  http://daxgallery.com/

 

If you’re looking for inspiration to quit the plastic water bottle habit, watch this:

Drew painting 18' Fredrix Canvas Mural

Drew painting 18′ Fredrix Canvas Mural

A CELEBRATION OF SURF AND ART; WHAT DOES SURFING MEAN TO YOU!

Drew’s work as an artist takes him all over the world, partnering with communities to paint murals and create art inspired projects.

Now, Drew wants to combine the love for art, and San Clemente’s love of surfing, right here in his home town, during the Hurley Pro contest (the biggest, authentic surf event of the WCT)

Drew has put together a week-long celebration of Art & Surf for our community right here in San Clemente!

For 6 days, Drew will be painting a “movable mural”, 18 feet long, at different locations in town.  (2 of the locations have Brophy Poster Give-aways – See locations at bottom of this post)

 

MAKE AND TAKE:  The week will finish with an afternoon of “Painting with Drew” at San Clemente Art Supply Store.

It’s open to the public, and it’s free, thanks to the the generosity of Fredrix Canvas and SC Art Supply.  Bring your family and expose them to an afternoon of painting and creativity, for free!

This event coincides with the Hurley Pro surfing event, and the North Beach Art Walk.   On Friday, after you enjoy creating your own art, you can stroll the art walk.

During the week, Drew will be painting live and asking you to share “what is surfing” to you!  Your answer to that question is an entry into a drawing to win one of the Drew Brophy canvas art prints that will be given away on Friday, Sept 12, at SC Art Supply.

We hope you’ll join us, talk story, and tell us what surfing means to you!

FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF THE MURAL PAINTING ON FACEBOOK HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/DrewBrophyArt

WHERE AND WHEN:

PAINT WITH DREW – Friday, Sept. 12th from 4-6 p.m. at SC Art Supply 1531 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672  (San Clemente Art Walk begins at 6 p.m., so stick around and check out the art!)

Live Mural Painting Locations and dates:

  • SUNDAY 9/7:  San Clemente Pier 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • MONDAY 9/8:  San Onofre State Beach, Dogpatch, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • TUESDAY 9/9:  LOWERS on the beach!  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY 9/10:  Brophy ART POSTER GIVEAWAY and Live Mural Painting at B.C. SURF 222 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • THURSDAY 9/11:  Brophy ART POSTER GIVEAWAY and Live Mural Painting at ICONS OF SURF 710 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • FRIDAY 9/12:  LIVE MURAL PAINTING from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.   and  Community Paint with Drew (FREDIX CANVAS PAINTING TABLES) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – San Clemente Art Supply 1531 N El Camino Real, San Clemente.

Social Media Hashtags for this event:  #WhatisSurfing #DrewBrophy #FredrixCanvas #UrbanArt #SanClemente #Ungraffiti

Keen Fest Salt Lake City Drew Brophy 2013 YeeHaw

#KEENFest Photo Booth, last year’s event = FUN!

#KEENFest is a 3-day adventure in creativity and fun, held during the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Below are some of the highlights:

  • Drew will be painting an 18′ mural, live, during all 3 days of KEENFest!
  • Get a free, signed print of Drew’s most popular art piece, SUNRISE, when you come watch Drew paint.   (While supplies last)
  • Keen T-shirt printing (get your own, awesome t-shirt printed on the spot, Keen’s treat!)
  • Bag Making
  • Photo Booth (my personal favorite, it’s fun!)
  • BBQ
  • Creation Station
  • Great conversation with interesting people who do really cool things

WHEN:

  • WEDS August 6th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • THURS August 7th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • FRIDAY August 8th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:  115 S. Temple, right across the street from the O/R show palace.  (See invite below)

WHO:  Attendees of Outdoor Retailer Show – just have your badge and you’re in!

See you there!
Keenfest page 1Keenfest page 2

 

 

 

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.

Sketches transformed into Giant Stencils!

Sketches transformed into Giant Stencils!

Drew Brophy is doing two very exciting and unique STREET ART events with GreenGraffiti for Keen Europe and GLOBETROTTER:

Drew getting a lesson in the GreenGraffiti techniques

Drew practicing GreenGraffiti techniques

The world’s largest freehand reverse graffiti Mural Installation!  Globetrotter in Hamburg, Germany:

What:  GreenGraffiti and Drew Brophy team up to execute the world’s largest freehand reverse graffiti sidewalk mural!

The artwork is designed to illustrate the artists’ interpretation of Keen’s #FollowYourFeet philosophy.

Watch it come to life on Hamburg’s concrete!

When:  Thursday, 19 June 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where:  Globetrotter in Hamburg, Germany – Wiesendamm 1, 22305 Hamburg (MAP: http://bit.ly/1iHbdN9 )

Who:  YOU!  The public is invited to watch, take photos, enjoy watching it come alive!

(Please share your photos using the #KeenGreenGraffiti and #DrewBrophy hashtags)

For more info, watch the video at the end of this post, of Drew explaining his role in the process.

Live Paddleboard and Paddle Painting at Globetrotter in Koln (Cologne) Germany:

What:  Drew Brophy will do a live painting demonstration at Globetrotter, Koln, on an 8 foot Riviera paddleboard and paddle.

Poster Giveaway at Koln Globetrotter!

Poster Giveaway at Koln Globetrotter!

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

The paddleboard and paddle will be awarded to one lucky winner through a Keen-Globetrotter promotion.

When:  Saturday, 21 June 2014 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WhereGlobetrotter in Koln, Germany

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

About GreenGraffiti-Drew Brophy Keen Project and the Process of Reverse Graffiti:

In the summer of 2013, Drew Brophy and GreenGraffiti, on behalf of Keen Europe, executed the world’s first and largest *reverse graffiti sidewalk mural at the Hamburg Globetrotter in Germany.  It was a huge success which resulted in a strong increase in sales for Keen Europe and Globetrotter.  The mural was over 100 meters square.  (See Video of project at bottom of post)

This year they decided to work with Drew live!  Similar idea but this time the art and interpretation of Keen’s philosophy of #FollowYourFeet will be applied freehand. It will be the world’s largest freehand template sidewalk mural.

The Process:  Drew designs and draws the artwork for the templates and overall design.  GreenGraffiti takes the designs and cuts giant templates (stencils) out of steel and recycled materials.  Together they will freehand the design on location, using giant “airbrush” power washers, working with the dirt on the sidewalk.

Only a handful of illustrators in the world know these techniques of creating, designing and executing the art for such a project.  Drew is one of the few artists who has mastered this technique and process.

Once applied, the design stays for about 4 weeks, then GreenGraffiti goes out and clears it, leaving a shiny, clean sidewalk for the community to enjoy!

In the words of Jim Bowes of GreenGraffiti, “Dirty public space is a valuable public asset” !

*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.

VIDEO OF DREW EXPLAINING HIS ROLE IN THE PROJECT:

 

VIDEO OF GREENGRAFFITI and DREW BROPHY KEEN EUROPE MURAL SUMMER 2013: