Author: Maria Brophy

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. 

STANDUP Paddle Magazine Dec 2011 Issue featured Seth Warren’s Story onDrew and Seth’s 225 mile paddle down the Colorado River, and rapids, on paddle boards.  Seth and Drew were the first to ever standup paddle the entire 225 miles from Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek.

The magazine feature included six pages of story and amazing photos taken by Seth Warren.  Here’s some of the article:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Surf Lifestyle Artist Drew Brophy is launching newly developed art categories at Licensing Expo, June 12-14, 2012, in Las Vegas.
At Show Events:  Drew will have a poster signing and live painting demonstration in booth #4811 daily at show!
Drew Brophy holding his Licensed Products

PRLog (Press Release) – May 22, 2012 – The economy has turned upward, and Artist Drew Brophy is celebrating by revealing all new art at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.  The show, to be held June 12-14, 2012, is where the world’s popular brands exhibit their latest creations to manufacturers.

Drew Brophy properties are represented by agency Son of the Sea, Inc.

Known for surfing big waves and adventuring the globe, Drew Brophy’s art has been represented in the niche of surf art and action sports for over 25 years.  He has licensed his art to many big brands, including K-Swiss, Converse, Wham-O, Sigg, Walter Foster and Hard Rock Casino.

Now, Drew Brophy will reach a broader demographic through newly created art, which will be revealed for the first time at Licensing Expo.

His new creations include an Epoch Earth line, sun & fun theme for kids and  his inspiring brand dubbed “IYI” which stands for “Inspire Your Imagination.”

Maria Brophy, CEO of Son of the Sea, Inc., attributes over 60% of their licensing success to first contact at Licensing Expo events.

Licensing Expo allows us to meet the “who’s-who” in licensing.  With each exhibit, we walk away with at least five or six new deals that we otherwise wouldn’t have.”  Maria Brophy says.

This year, we will double that, as we are launching new art categories designed specifically for mainstream tastes.  Drew’s surf-themed art will always be available, but we wanted to broaden our reach beyond the niche.

The Brophy’s have a few “not to miss” events at their booth #4811 at Licensing Expo:

Drew Brophy live surfboard painting

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!

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

Brophy will be in booth #4811 from 10 am to 5 p.m. on show days.

Learn more about Licensing Expo at http://www.LicensingExpo.com.
Learn more about Drew Brophy at http://www.DrewBrophy.com.

Paintings in Studio for new Sun N Fun Collection


 

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 …