Author: Maria Brophy

tiny-turtle-by-drew-brophyI knew this day would come.  In the twenty years of Drew being an artist, we hadn’t heard anyone call him a sell-out.  Until now.

SELL-OUT.  The words make me cringe.  Usually uttered by uninformed or jealous people who don’t know what it means.

The accusation was on a blog that chooses one poor soul every week to be his “SELL-OUT OF THE WEEK.”  And every person he chooses for that column just happens to be successful.

It really irritated me.  (Drew, of course, laughed it off.)

The article implied that Drew is selling-out because he allows his art to go (more…)

boards-and-waves-paint-demo-with-longneckerSign up for this 2-DAY WORKSHOP to paint just about anything with Drew Brophy’s Paint Pen Techniques!  Date to be Announced – sometime in 2010.

Bring your canvas, paper, surfboard, skateboard, helmet, just about anything to paint on in this hands-on workshop!

Drew will share his tried and true techniques on painting with water based paint markers.

In this hands-on workshop Drew will Demonstrate: (more…)

(c) Hazel Dooney

(c) Hazel Dooney

Do you worry about your art being stolen?  Some creative types worry about this incessantly.

The progressive, successful ones don’t.

THE OLD WAY OF THINKING: The old way was to fiercely guard your images from any possible unauthorized use, even if it meant not letting many people see them.

I had an older gentleman tell me that he was afraid to put his paintings on the internet, for fear of someone stealing his ideas!

I told him that was the least of his worries; (more…)

Photo by Aaron Bickford

Photo by Aaron Bickford

Join Drew Brophy at the Artist Lecture Series:

10 SUCCESS PRINCIPLES FOR ARTISTS

When: Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: San Clemente Center for the Arts 1531 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA

Cost: $10.00

Sign up: Call 949-369-6603 Space is limited–call to reserve a spot (more…)

Drew and Maria in Studio

Drew and Maria in Studio

The following is an excerpt from a chapter in my forthcoming book titled The Brophy Principles – A Brutally Honest Business Guide for Creative Types:

We get crazy proposals almost daily,  from people who want  to use Drew’s art and fame to help sell their products.  And that’s our job – to make things look cool.

I know that many a good deal can be a diamond in the rough, so I make it a point to entertain every idea, even the ones that sound downright stupid.

The problem, however, is that some of these proposals come from people who don’t have capital ($$).  They want to hang out, talk to Drew for hours about their new venture, and pick his brain for ideas.  Then they disappear.  Drew would rather be painting.

BUT – THERE ARE WAYS TO WEED OUT THE SERIOUS FROM THE BULL-HOCKERS.

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