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Furman University in Greenville, S.C. invites Surf Lifestyle Artist Drew Brophy and his manager, Maria Brophy, to give a lecture titled “How to Thrive as a Professional Artist.” Open to the public on Oct 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. on campus.

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PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 28, 2012 – Furman University, one of the nation’s premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges, has secured artist Drew Brophy and his business manager Maria Brophy to deliver a lecture titled “How to Thrive as a Professional Artist.”

Drew Brophy, a twenty-five year professional artist who became known for his surf lifestyle art and his big wave surfing, will be a university guest speaker on Monday, October 1.

Drew Brophy has become known as the artist who changed the way that surfboards were painted in the late 1990’s.  Since then, Brophy has created a popular brand out of his artwork and currently partners with over thirty companies that license his artwork for their products.

Drew Brophy’s wife and manager, Maria Brophy, is Co-Author of How to Draw with Drew (published by Walter Foster Publishing) and the eBook How to Understand Art Licensing Agreements and producer of instructional art videos, including Paint Pen Techniques with Drew Brophy.  Maria is an expert in art licensing, marketing and deal making.

Many artists struggle with the business side of art.  Maria says “You don’t have have to have been born with a business mind to do well as a creative entrepreneur.  You just have to know how things work.

Drew Brophy says that he learned the business of art the hard way when he was younger.  Now, he wants to give information to artists that will help make their path to success a smooth one.

During the lecture, Drew and Maria will discuss designing your path as an artist, their own unique business model, and money matters, including how to price your artwork.

Art Department Chair Ross McClain says of the guest speakers, “Drew and Maria exemplify the true spirit of what art entrepreneurship is all about: hard work, honesty, integrity, creativity and talent.

The Lecture, which is open to the public, will be held in the Roe Art Building #100 on campus on Monday, October 1st from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The lecture includes an open question and answer session.  There will be a reception immediately before and after the lecture.

ABOUT FURMAN UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1826, Furman University is one of the nation’s premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. The university offers outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust visual and performing arts program and NCAA Division I athletics.  Furman’s campus is nationally acclaimed for its beauty and the residential student body is the ideal size to enhance scholarly activity, personal growth and leadership development.  Visit http://www.Furman.edu for more information.

ABOUT DREW BROPHY:
Drew Brophy has been a professional lifestyle artist for over 25 years.  An avid surfer and world traveler, Drew is the best known surf artist in history.   Drew’s original artwork is collected worldwide and he currently licenses his art images to over 30 manufacturers with about 300 different products in the marketplace.   Drew has been an inspiration for many artists, young and old, as he enjoys sharing his success secrets and helping others find their success in art, too.

To learn more about Drew Brophy go to his website at http://www.DrewBrophy.com

ABOUT MARIA BROPHY
Maria Brophy is an art licensing consultant and has spent over a dozen years successfully promoting and branding the art of her husband, Drew Brophy.  Her expertise lies in licensing, contract negotiations and marketing art.  A published writer and advocate for artists, Maria maintains a blog that helps artists to create the life of their dreams.

To learn more go to http://www.mariabrophy.com.

Rough sketch of “A Day at the Beach” mural painting for Lulu’s Cafe

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  Lulu’s Cafe in Downtown Myrtle Beach commissions surf lifestyle artist Drew Brophy to paint a colorful, energetic sixty foot wall mural. Three generations of the Brophy family will team up to paint the mural using spray paints and airbrush.

PR Log (Press Release) – August 28, 2012 – What do you do with 404 cans of Mtn 94 Graffiti Spray Paint?

Ask Misty Coan, owner of Lulu’s Café, who commissioned popular surf lifestyle artist and Myrtle Beach native Drew Brophy to paint the mural, titled “A day at the beach.”

The mural rendering depicts the allure that draws residents and tourists to Myrtle Beach; beach umbrellas, children building sand castles, a surfer in the waves and a banner plane flying above.  (more…)

Supping Lava Rapids, Colorado RiverFriday, July 6, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. – Drew Brophy will be interviewed on 1280 THE ZONE 97.5 Radio Station in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Show host Bob Grove will be asking Drew about his 225 Mile Standup Paddleboard expedition down the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon.

If you are within listening range of the show, stay tuned for the giveaway!

Bob Grove will be giving away to a listener one pair of the newly released Aerial 7 Drew Brophy “DIY” Headphones to a caller.   These headphones retail for $100, so it’s a generous gift.

If you miss the interview, don’t fret – you can listen to it anytime online here:  Bob Grove Trail Mix Radio Show.

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:

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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