Wheres Drew

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.

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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.

WHAT:  Lecture titled “How to Thrive as a Professional Artist” by Drew Brophy and Maria Brophy

WHO:  Open to the public and free of charge

WHERE:  Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.  In the Lecture room of the Roe Art Building #100.  (Park behind the art and music building or McAlister Auditorium parking lot, #66 on the map)  See map here.

WHEN:  Monday, October 1, 2012 from 7-8:30 p.m.  Reception immediately following.  Attendees will have a chance to meet Drew and Maria after the lecture.

Drew and Maria will talk about the many paths an artist may choose to take, what it takes to find success, and success secrets that you won’t learn in school.

Read the Press Release here.

Questions: email info@drewbrophy.com

Drew Brophy and Dylan Galveston Beach Texas with Dream MachineWe are going on another Brophy family adventure in the Dream Machine!

Three Four  Five Months, 26  28 states and two countries.  (We started this trip as a 3-month trek, but it grew to 5 months!)

A Surf, SUP and Paint tour across the U.S. and a short stint into Canada.

We leave  left the first week of July 2012, head north through Utah, then East across the northern states, into Canada, then New England and then South along the East Coast of America.

Got our surfboards and our Riviera Paddlesurf boards packed, along with camping and hiking gear!

July 6, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. – Drew will be interviewed on 1280 THE ZONE 97.5 Radio Station in Salt Lake City, Utah.

*Radio show host Bob Grove will be giving away one pair of the Aerial 7 Drew Brophy “DIY” Headphones to a caller.  Headphones retail for $100!

If you miss the interview, don’t fret – you can listen to it anytime online here:  Bob Grove Trail Mix Radio Show.

July 9, 2012 Backcountry.com Headquarters in Park City, Utah.  Drew will give a painting workshop, showing how you can customize your DIY Aerial 7 Headphones.

August 2012  Myrtle Beach South Carolina.  Drew will paint a sixty foot mural on the side of Lulu’s Cafe.

September 8, 2012  STANDUP PADDLE RACES in Myrtle Beach  on September 8th – details to follow.

October 2012 FURMAN UNIVERSITY, GREENVILLE SC:  Drew and Maria will be giving a Business of Art Lecture and a 4 day Painting Workshop.

November 10-11, 2012:  ART MUNDO, Fort Pierce, FL:   Drew will be giving a two-day Paint Pen Techniques Workshop from 3-6 p.m. each day.

 

In between stops to be announced.  We have lakes and rivers to paddle, waves to surf and trails to hike.

MEDIA – Some of the adventure will be featured on:

97.5 The Zone – Bob Grove’s Radio Show called “The Outdoors”, and

The Digitel Myrtle Beach –  Will be covering the painting of the Lulu’s Cafe Mural.

Look for the blog posts!

Sponsors of this great adventure include:  Guayaki Yerba Mate, Hoven, Riviera Paddle Surf, Patagonia, Ocean and Earth, Aerial 7. 

We will be exhibiting at License Show this June in Las Vegas.  Come see us at Booth Number #4811.

We will be showing all new art collections created JUST for licensing this year.

Come to booth #4811 at Licensing Expo for the following Events:

Poster Signing and Giveaway:  Drew will be signing quality posters of his popular painting titled “Sunrise” at his Licensing Expo Booth Number 4811 daily from 12–4 p.m.

Live Surfboard Painting Demonstration:  Drew will demonstrate how it’s his job to “make things look cool” by painting in his Booth Number 4811 daily from 12-4 p.m.  Attendees can watch as Drew paints on a surfboard and other fun items live!

THE PAINT SHOP TV:  Viewing of all 6 episodes in the booth during Licensing Expo.  Come watch our “behind the scenes” tv show!  Details on The Paint Shop here.

Manufacturers should schedule appointments to review Drew Brophy’s portfolio at the show by emailing info@drewbrophy.com or calling 949-678-8133.

You can also meet with our Brazilian and New Zealand/Australia licensing agents, who will be on hand for meetings.  Hope to see you there!

It’s rare that you can get more than a couple of the most influential surf artists together in one room at the same time – a little like herding cats!

But, artist Matt Beard figured out how to do it.

A Board Art Benefit event was held at The Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery in Solana Beach.

Funds raised will directly support SurfAid’s humanitarian efforts on the Mentawai and Nias islands in Indonesia.

The surfboard painting I did for this awesome event is called PERCESSION and it’s the first surfboard I’ve painted all the way around – so it’s different (special).

Follow up to this post:  This surfboard recently sold to an art collector from San Diego County.  But many other boards are still available – you can check out all the boards here …