Author: Maria Brophy

If I’m not on tour , I’m in nature somewhere, usually some kind of ocean.  It’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to spend your life being surrounded by nature.”   Eddie Vedder

As huge Pearl Jam fans, Drew and I were so excited when Eddie Vedder’s people called to have Drew create the artwork for Eddie’s new live event, the Ohana Festival in Dana Point (happening this weekend).

Eddie liked the work that Drew did years ago on the Pipemasters’ surfing contest poster, and so he wanted Drew to be the guy to create his Ohana Festival art.

The Ohana Festival is probably the biggest thing to happen to this little area in a long time – it’s a two day event with a great musical lineup, including Eddie Vedder himself, Lana Del Rey, Mudhoney, Elvis Costello, and so much more!

The artwork was designed to capture the essence of being at the beach with your family, in its simplest form.  The beaches in this area are beautiful and special, and we need to treasure it.  

Proceeds from this event will benefit the San Onofre Foundation, a small group of people who work hard to preserve the San Clemente state beaches and parks;  San Onofre State Beach, all of Trestles, and miles and miles of natural trails, which hosts thousands of surfers and nature lovers every day.  The San Mateo Creek watershed, located at Trestles, is the last intact water shed in Southern California.  It connects Trestles to the Cleveland National Forest; basically connecting the beach to the mountains!  These are areas that need to be preserved and treasured; a natural link from the ocean to the mountains.  It’s only fitting that Eddie Vedder cares about these surfing beaches; he’s a surfer and a nature lover himself.

Ohana Festival includes an exclusive Luau and auction Friday night, presented by Eddie Vedder and Kelly Slater, with proceeds going to the San Onofre Foundation.  Drew will have several art pieces in the auction, including the original artwork painted for the Ohana Festival.  Drew and I both will be there.

OHANA FEST IS THIS WEEKEND!  It’s not too late to get your tickets – we will be there with our kids.  Hope to see you there!

OHANA ARTWORK CAN BE YOURS – NEW RELEASE AS A LIMITED EDITION

Drew has released this artwork as a limited edition print on canvas in two different sizes (see here).

If you opt for embellishment, Drew will hand-paint your family name in the sand on the bottom of the art piece.  (See this video on Facebookof Drew embellishing a print with a family name on it.)

Each one is numbered and hand-signed by Drew.

You can ORDER ONLINE here.

Are you going to Ohana Festival this weekend?  Leave a comment on the blog and let us know, we’ll look for you there!

Maria (for Drew)*If you have any questions, feel free to call me 949-678-8133.

 

THE MEANING OF ‘OHANA:  The word ʻohana means “family” in the Hawaiian language, but in a much wider sense, to include not only one’s closer relatives, but also one’s cousins, in-laws, friends, race, and other neighbors.

But a quote from the cartoon movie, Lilo and Stich, has an even better definition of Ohana that helps you to feel what the word really conveys:  “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind… or forgotten.”

SowFlo-Painting-Drew-Brophy-2015CASE STUDY:  SOWFLO Album and CD Cover for their 2016 release titled SUCH IS LIFE.

WHEN: January 2016

CLIENT: SOWFLO

MISSION: SOWFLO is a South Florida American reggae band.  They were releasing a new album titled “SUCH IS LIFE ” and wanted an illustration that would be so unique and full of life that it would add to the appeal of the album and cd’s.  The ultimate goal was to create an album that would become collectible and memorable.

SCOPE OF PROJECT:  The artwork was designed to incorporate the band’s love for sunshine, good vibes and a Florida feel.  And of course, one of the most interesting features of their region, bales of “herbs” washing up on Florida shores.
sowflo mudskipper art by drew brophy
Drew strove to create a fun vibe with his signature sun and electric waves and of course, a Reggae album cover wouldn’t be complete without a few pot leaves thrown in.  He then decided to add in a few of the strange fish found in Florida, called mudskippers.

Drew felt that he could create a mudskipper with such pronounced personality that it would become an iconic image for the band.  And it did.

SUCH Is Life CD Cover SOWFLO art by Drew BrophyRESULTS:  The illustration printed beautifully, and the band was able to use the art to create other merchandise such as t-shirts and stickers donning the newly infamous mudskipper.  The album release has been very successful.

The mudskipper did indeed become an iconic image for the band.  In just a few short months since the album’s release, dozens of photos from fans have surfaced, showing the mudskipper tattooed on them.  It’s become a memorable image.  Mission Accomplished.

NOTE:  The agreement allowed for Drew to make art prints of the artwork available to his collectors.  They are in a limited edition series, available here.

 

 

Drew Brophy painting a 5 piece mural - photo by Scott SmallinWELCOME TO MY STUDIO!

I’m inviting you to an Open House and Mini Art Exhibit at my Studio this November.

I’m excited to EXHIBIT new art at this Open House.  I’ll also be releasing some older surf paintings that haven’t been made available in the past.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday and Sunday November 21st and 22nd, 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

What to expect at my Studio Open House:

1 – On Exhibit for the first time:  New Sacred Geometry Paintings that I’ve been working on.  These paintings mark my transition from surf art to an entirely different level of art expression.

2 – For sale:  For the first time, limited, signed and numbered limited edition prints of my 50 Paintings Paint Studies.  These are limited in editions of 20 per image, so they are selling out quick.   Also, we have new canvas board art prints which are a great bargain and look amazing.

3 – This weekend only – get special discounts on my original art.

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

While you’re here, let’s talk about about Sacred Geometry Art and how drawing it helps one to connect to the Universe and transform their minds.  I’ll be stoked to share some of the new information I’ve been researching in this area.

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

If you have any questions at all, please text or call 949-678-8133.

Art_Brewer_smallWHAT:  LEGENDS OF SURF ART SHOW to display original artworks from some of the most influential artists in surf.  Fine Art pieces will be shown by ocean-inspired artists such as:

Art Brewer, Drew Brophy, Randy Morgan, Bill Ogden, Chuy Madrigal, Janessa Bookout, Sli Dawg, Wyland, Pat Tobin, Isabel Brown and Dave Reynolds.

Food, Libations, Live Music, Live Radio Broadcast and Iconic Woodies on display!

WHERE:  Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Avenue Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone 949-371-3313

WHEN:  Saturday September 5th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Opening day (join us for the live music and festivities, all day!)

Sunday September 6th 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Monday September 7th 10 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

If you plan to attend, please email mariab@drewbrophy.com to confirm, and we will have a special little gift just for you at the event!

 

 

 

 

Drew Brophy Painting a Mural Live at Conscious Life Expo Los Angeles Trade ShowCASE STUDY:  Greenfield Naturals Illustration and Conscious Life Expo Live Mural Painting

WHEN:  February 2015

CLIENT:  Greenfield Naturals

MISSION:  Greenfield Naturals was exhibiting for the first time and wanted to have a strong draw to get people in their booth during the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles.

They also wanted an illustration that would convey their mission and accurately describe their products in a way that the viewer would understand it.

They wanted the mural artwork to be designed so it could be used after the event, for multiple uses such as product packaging, marketing and advertising.

GreenField-logo-waterslife-drewbrophy.jpgSCOPE OF PROJECT:

1 – ILLUSTRATION ART FOR PRODUCT PACKAGING, MARKETING AND ADVERTISING – Intensively research Client’s products and the molecular structure of water.  Design an illustration that would capture the essence of Greenfield Natural’s water solutions and how it works.  (Their products are used for molecular restructuring of water, using natural electromagnetic frequencies.)

Design the illustration so that it is suitable for multiple uses, such as packaging, website, merchandise and advertising.

2 – LIVE MURAL PAINTING – Paint the illustration art (mentioned above) on a mural, live, during the expo.  Generate an interest by drawing people to the booth.  The mural was painted over three large gallery-wrapped canvas, making a 6’ x 6’ mural.  After the show, get a high res of the mural and re-work the illustration for multiple marketing uses.

RESULTS:  Attendees could not walk past the Greenfield Naturals booth without stopping to watch the art come to life before their eyes!  Two of the most influential scientists speaking at the event were drawn to the booth and engaged in discussion with the Client.  The energy of a vibrant, live painting gave Greenfield Naturals an opportunity to engage and discuss their products with attendees.

Many attendees wanted their picture with the mural, which had the Greenfield Naturals logo prominently placed so that it will show up in photos.

Greenfield Naturals had an extremely successful showing.  And they were able to take the illustration art and use it for multiple products for packaging and their future marketing needs.

Mission Accomplished!