We are happy to officially announce that Palisades Skateboards is rolling out a new Artist Series line with Drew Brophy!
Palisades Skateboards Artwork (c) Drew Brophy
Available in retail stores this month, there are five killer designs to choose from.
When we first started this venture with Palisades, National Sales Manager Kurt Hurley came to our office with some serious eye-candy: samples of their Rick Rietveld artist series longboards, and we were blown away! The boards were beautiful. Their printing capabilities were impressive. The colors, the quality, everything was just top notch.
For the past 6 years or so Drew’s been creating a new painting for the Ocean-Institute’s summer program flyers and t-shirts. They’ll also use the art on huge banners (about 15′ x 20′) to hang on the side of their building every year.
The Ocean-Institute is an organization based out of Dana Point, Ca. Their mission is to inspire all generations, through education, to become responsible stewards of our oceans. Their vision is to be the world’s best experiential ocean educational organization.
Drew loves what the Ocean-Institute does to teach people, particularly kids, about the ocean and protecting our environment. He really loves creating art for them every year. And, working with the President, Bentley Cavazzi, is always a joy. Bentley is one of those rare individuals that not only understands art, but also gives Drew a lot of leeway on the creative end of it.
This year Drew decided to paint a slightly different look. Instead of the paint pens, he used a combination of spray paint and then airbrushing (for the background, to create an under-water effect) and then acrylic paints with brushes.
His goal was to create a soft, under-water circle of life without the hard edges, emanating somewhat of a subtle energy. I think he pulled it off nicely.
The end result: A 6′ x 4′ Acrylic on Canvas, beautiful, about to be framed, sold & hung! (If you are interested in buying it, click here.)
We allow the Ocean-Institute use the artwork, but we keep the original. So once we frame it, we’ll place it in an upcoming art exhibit that Drew will have at the Ocean-Institute, and make it available for purchase.