Author: Maria Brophy


WHEN:  July 2021

MISSION/SCOPE OF WORK:  Design a painting on a fine art surfboard for Tag Heuer’s first California retail store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA.  Paint it LIVE during their grand opening V.I.P. event with their special guest, surfer Kai Lenny.  Celebrate the store opening and the Tag Heuer Surf Watch.  The painting should capture the lifestyle of surfing and the brand, incorporating their surfing brand ambassador Kai Lenny.

Drew Brophy says:  “incorporated many disciplines into this surfboard painting.  This special piece was hand-made by shaper Chris Christenson and hand painted using mixed media by Drew.  Kai even added a little paint to it during the live event.

RESULTS:  A memorable live painting event at the grand opening and an iconic art piece that now is proudly displayed on the wall at the Tag Heuer Costa Mesa, CA store.  

Here’s a video capturing the essence of the event:


CLIENT:  Mowdy Farms in Oklahoma, USA

WHEN:  November 2020

MISSION/SCOPE OF WORK:  Design unique illustration for Mowdy Farms Logo and Merchandise.  Illustration should capture the elements and lifestyle of the farm in Oklahoma, including the wildlife that is found on the farmlands.

The client wanted the illustration to clearly show that they are a cannabis company and they wanted it to be bright and edgy! 

Drew Brophy researched the area, learned about the wildlife that roams the lands there and worked a lot of the iconic elements into the illustration. This was a fun project for Drew.

RESULTS:  A memorable illustration that clearly conveys the vibe of Mowdy Farms and what life is like on their farm in Oklahoma.  The illustration works perfectly for printing on a variety of merchandise as well as for branding purposes.

CASE STUDY: Mother Earth Grow Products – Branding and Illustration for product packaging

CLIENT: Sunlight Supply / Mother Earth Grow

WHEN:  October 2016 through 2018

MISSION/SCOPE OF WORK:  Design a vibrant packaging concept that’s singularly unique and that has a “family look” to tie-in Mother Earth Grow products.  Capture the vision of the Mother Earth team with illustrations that bring the products to life in a memorable way.  Design and create individual illustrations for approximately 2 dozen products.

This project was started in late 2016 and completed in 2018.  Drew Brophy designed the illustrations so that the whole of each illustration could be used for the packaging of each product AND so that elements could be extracted from the whole illustration and used for a variety of placements (advertising, merchandise, trade show assets, etc.)

RESULTS:  A cohesive, colorful packaging concept for Mother Earth Grow products that captures the essence of growing plants and that is memorable to the consumer.

Drew Brophy hand painting Mother Earth Grow Illustration to better capture the essence of life in their products.

We are excited to announce the first ever, Lost Surfboard Artist Reunion at Catalyst Surf Shop in downtown San Clemente. 

Drew Brophy and Lost Surfboards are bringing together a dozen of the original Posca surfboard artists for one big painting celebration.

We are gifting the public mini-surfboards to paint (all free).  There will be 200 mini boards so everyone gets a chance to paint with Poscas on their own mini board.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 6, 2019 San Clemente, California



August 10TH 2019 from 5:00pm-10:00pm

A Surfboard Paint Party and Reunion will be held Saturday night at Catalyst Surf Shop to bring back the fun surf vibe of the 1990’s. 

Hosted by Lost Surfboards and Drew Brophy, this is the first time ever to gather together the original crew of artists who pioneered a new way of painting surfboards with Posca paint pens. 

Lost Surfboards and Drew Brophy made history over twenty years ago when they starting hand painting every surfboard with Posca Paint Pens. This tidal wave of creativity inspired artists from around the world and changed the way surfboards were painted forever.

This is a rare opportunity for the public to meet the artists and watch the collaboration.  Artists who will be painting during the event include Matt Biolos, Drew Brophy, Timmy Patterson, Max McGhee, Chad Cantcolor, Jim Zapala, Terry Shin, Randall Kramer, Thadeus Gardner, Scott Metzner and Tom Sutherland.

The public is invited to join in the celebration and paint mini-surfboards alongside the Artists, who will be painting Lost surfboards as guests watch.

Mini surfboards and painting supplies will be provided by Brophy Art Gallery at no charge while supplies last.

WHERE:  Catalyst Surf shop 124 S. El Camino Real Downtown San Clemente

When:  Saturday August 10th, 2019  5:00pm to 10:00pm

Contact: Catalyst Surf Shop at 855-429-9570

Press Contact: Maria at Brophy Art Gallery 949-678-8133 or

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Win this! Drew Brophy 420 Drinkware by Gallery Drinkware

Do you celebrate 420?  If so, I’ve got something awesome for you to win!

This Saturday is 4/20, a day to celebrate the fact that now more than 50% of the USA states have legalized medical marijuana.  In celebration I’m giving 3 of my Instagram followers a killer gift!  You’re gonna love it.  Thanks to my friend Kenny at @Gallerydrinkware we are giving away 3 sets of my 420 line of glassware ($75 a set). 

Three winners will be chosen Saturday 4/20.  (For USA residents only, sorry!)

What you’ll win:  A Drew Brophy 420 glassware set that includes: One 420 glass water bottle and two (2) Sweet Leaf glasses to go with it.   AND: One Art print called SUMMER DREAMS. Summer Dreams is the inspiration behind the art on the glassware.

To enter to win: 



1.) Like the Post

2.) Follow @Drew Brophy Artist and @gallerydrinkware

3.) In Comments:  TAG 2 friends that celebrate #420

*Extra credit to anyone who re-posts this on their own feed or story

DISCLAIMER: Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

RULES: No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years old to enter. For USA Residents only. Contest is hosted by Brophy Art Gallery and Gallery Drinkware. Contest runs from April 16 2019 through Midnight PDT Timezone on April 20, 2019. Winner will be chosen at random – when all instructions are met, each entrant will be entered into a digital list and winners will be randomly chosen. Winners will be notified via Instagram on the post, tagged appropriately. Once we receive a mailing address, the prize will be shipped via USPS Priority mail. Questions: call 949-678-8133 or email