Surf Art Tag

It’s tough to spend most of my life working to be known as a surf artist and then to make a complete change in style and subject matter. 

It’s like starting all over again.  But I’m not afraid of change.

 

Some of you have followed my work for decades.  Most of you love the ocean and the idea of living a carefree lifestyle, and that’s what pulled you into my work.

I’ve painted surf inspired art for decades and now have transitioned into my new style which incorporates energy, physics and mathematics. 

But if you break down the surf art and the sacred geometry art, it’s actually not very different.

Both depict the awesome energy of nature and the essence of what it means to live a life well lived.  They just show it in different ways.

Many of you are embracing the explorations I’m making but some look at my newer works with confusion.

Regardless of which camp you fall into, I appreciate you sticking by me on this journey.  If I can lead you into some thought provoking ideas, even if you don’t resonate with them, I’ve done my job as an artist.

Below is an article I wrote for Awakenings Magazine this month.  It explains why ancient symbols are a great fascination and why more and more people are diving into their meaning.  I hope you enjoy it.

I would love to hear your take on these ideas – please leave a comment on this blog post with your thoughts – I read every comment and appreciate the feedback.

Life is good – Drew


 Ancient Wisdom-Modern Art:  Thought, Symbols and Concepts by Artist Drew Brophy

Article printed in Awakenings Magazine Feb/March 2017 Issue

There are timeless symbols that we are all familiar with, such as the cross, the Star of David, the vesica pisces and yin and yang.   We see these symbols all the time, yet many don’t know their true meaning.

Many of these symbols originate from a time when people had a deep understanding of the way the Universe works, an understanding that we lost a long time ago.

The symbols that ancient artists created were describing ideas that they understood and wanted us to remember.  But, it seems that over time people lost the true meanings and for the past few thousand years we have been rediscovering the truth.

Archimedes, Pythagoras, Plato, Da Vinci, Newton, Tesla, all were great thinkers who have led us back to discovering our true potential.  I feel as an artist I am at the crossroads where art, math, and science meet.

We tend to think that everyone sees the world as we do, but most are missing the magnificence of what’s happening around us.

I love nature and surfing and this is where my journey began.  I could always sense the subtle energy happening around me, capturing the natural patterns that make up our world.

 A surfer becomes part of the rhythm of the sea, riding waves of energy created by storms that traveled from far across the globe. It is astounding that humans can navigate this massive amount of energy creating an experience that can only be described as pure joy.
 
Surfing led me to studying meteorology and the science of what makes these magical waves that I love to ride.  I wanted to know more about what influences the weather and began studying solar dynamics and planetary physics, and that’s when I had an AHA moment that changed my view of everything.
 
The concepts I learned describe forces that we mostly cannot see but that affects matter that we can see every day.  You can call these forces prana, ether, firmament, space, or energy.   The Universe is obviously working in a very organized system.
 
That led me to studying theoretical physics and as I explored the ideas my artistic mind began to imagine the very difficult concepts being discussed.  It led me to symbols, geometry, and mathematics. These are languages that we use to describe our world and how it works, and they are beautiful.
 
An Artist’s job is to expose these beautiful ideas and articulate them into a medium which others can understand. 

My paintings are an attempt to understand the information that has been passed down for us.

It is strangely familiar to me.  I’ve become more curious; what can we learn about ancient symbols, geometry, and mathematics, through art?  

Maybe we will remember something mankind once knew and has long forgotten.

I feel we are ready and it is happening.

 


I’ve created a series of paintings that are inspired by sacred geometry and ancient symbols, view them here.

deep into paradise cell phone coverANNOUNCING NEW CELL PHONE CASES:

As an artist, you always want to see your best work printed on things.

Unfortunately, most of the retailers these days are ultra conservative and are reluctant to print some of my best images, because they are too “edgy.”

But not this time – I’m happy to announce that I have teamed up with Head Case to print some of my best and favorite images on cell phone cases and wallets.

Their cases are priced really well – you can see all of my designs here:

http://www.goheadcase.com/en-US/Drew-Brophy-Surf-Art

If you do order your Brophy Head Case, let me know in the comments below.  It will make me happy to know that some of you like it enough to put on your phone!

Life is good – Drew

 

drew brophy cell phone cases

joniephoto-Drew Brophy sacred-Geometry Let There be Light Abstract Painting Vesica Pisces Art RS 6182

Sacred Geometry Art:  Where Ancient Knowledge Meets Modern Art

WELCOME TO MY STUDIO!

This month marks 20 years of my art business in San Clemente!

In 1996 I came to town with only a dream.  Now, all these years later, Maria and I have built a solid business in this wonderful community.

This weekend we are opening the studio up to the public, to release new fine modern art paintings and also to make available surf style paintings from the past year that we have not previously released.

EXPLORE SACRED GEOMETRY THROUGH MODERN ART
Inspired by nature and physics, my new “Exploring Sacred Geometry” series of paintings articulate a Universal Language of nature, mathematics, and vibration.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday and Sunday April 23rd and 24th, 2015,  From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  208 Calle de Los Molinos Suite D, San Clemente, CA 92672  Phone 949-678-8133

If you ever wanted to get one of my original paintings, now is the time to do it.  The prices of my originals have been steadily rising.  The new modern / abstract art I’ve been painting has increased in value and price by almost double since last year.   I offer special discounts to current collectors and so be sure to ask me for your discount if you already own a piece of my art.

What to expect at my Studio Open House:

1 – On Exhibit and for sale for the first time:  New surf style art paintings, abstracts, and Sacred Geometry artworks.

2 – Limited, signed and numbered limited edition prints and new fine canvas board art prints never before available.

3 – Great conversation and a “tour” of my studio.  I’ll be glad to get to know you.

ALSO: See on exhibit the original paintings for the upcoming OHANA FESTIVAL (commissioned by Eddie Vedder) and the SUBLIME with Rome album art, commissioned by the band themselves!

Please know that I appreciate your business – it’s our fans and friends that help keep us in business.  My family and I are forever grateful to you.

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions at all, please text or call 949-678-8133 or email mariab@drewbrophy.com.

My Water Gallery SUNRISE Water Bottle and Pint Glass

Surfing is an organic experience that allows you to ride the energy of a wave of water that has traveled thousands of miles.

I want to announce the release of our new Italian premium glass water bottles:

Years ago Maria and I gave up single use plastic water bottles.

We did it for our health and for the environment.

We figure we have saved thousands of plastic bottles from going into the landfills, just by banning them from our house, our cars and our lives.

That’s one of the reasons I was so stoked to do this collaboration with My Water Gallery.  Using glass bottles is better for us and the environment.

But they look elegant and beautiful, too; the most beautiful water bottles I’ve ever seen.  The photos do not do it justice; the label with the art has a 3D effect in the light.  It’s amazing.

I wanted my readers to be one of the first to know that you can now pre-order my water bottles, and when you do, you’ll get a free pint glass (shown in the photo above).

There are only 100 pint glasses though, so place your order quick

About the bottles:

They are premium Italian glass water bottles with my art hand-applied, with natural inks and dyes, in the U.S.

Made and distributed by My Water Gallery.

Three % of the sale of each item goes to my chosen charity, Waves for Water.

ABOUT SUNRISE SURF ART:

Surfing is an organic experience that allows you to ride the energy of a wave of water that has traveled thousands of miles.   It is the closest one can get to nature, being in synch with the rhythm of the ocean and experiencing the natural forces in all their glory.

My SUNRISE painting was inspired by a surf trip I took to South Africa.   One dark chilly morning, surfboard in hand, I watched as dawn broke in a sudden burst of light, illuminating the beach and instantly warming the world around him.  This painting is a reflection of what I saw.

This art piece was painted with the intention of showing the joy of surfing and nature, and to inspire others to have an adventure of their own.

ORDER YOUR OWN UNIQUE SUNRISE WATER BOTTLE AND GET A FREE PINT GLASS, HERE.


Thanks for allowing me to keep in touch.

Life is Good – Drew

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
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50 of 50 Paint Stuides BIG TUBE BEACH By Drew Brophy Dec 14 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This is #50 of 50 in the #50Paintings Paint Studies series.  Only 4 left to go!

TITLE: BIG TUBE BEACH

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Archival Canvas Board.

Now that the 50 paintings are done, all I want for Christmas is a day of big tubes on my beach.  

Merry Christmas everyone, thanks for being a part of this series.

This Paint Study is SOLD to Aaron from Salem, OR, a new collector of my surf art.

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”