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Conscious Life Expo Los Angeles Permaculture Lounge February 2015 Drew Brophy Live Mural PaintingDrew Brophy will have an art exhibit and will be painting a mural, live,  during the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles this week.

A 6′ by 6′ mural will be painted over three Fredrix Canvas pieces size 2′ x 6′, and is titled “Water is Life.”

Drew will be painting the mural live in the booth of Greenfield Naturals in the Permaculture Lounge.

The Conscious Life Expo has also given us space to exhibit Drew’s art during the show.

We will exhibit Drew’s 18 foot mural titled “A Life Well Lived” and two of Drew’s Sacred Surfboard paintings.

If you’re walking the show, come visit us at Greenfield Naturals booth and pick up your free art print, courtesy of Drew!

Take your picture in front of the live mural painting and tag it #DrewBrophy #WaterisLife #GreenfieldNaturals , and be entered in a drawing to win a prize from Drew.

WHAT: Live Mural Painting and Art Exhibit by Drew Brophy
WHERE: Conscious Life Expo, LAX Hilton, Los Angeles, CA
WHEN: February 6, 7, 8 2015
WHY: Come say hi, get a free Drew Brophy art print, create a Conscious Life!

Drew Brophy Sacred Geometry painting at Conscious Life Expo 2015 Art

Drew Brophy backside of the Tree of Life Surfboard Painting Sacred Surfboards joniephoto-0610-XL

Collage of Drew Brophy SC Art Fredrix Canvas Event Photos by Jonie PhotoI’m always traveling and doing art projects in other parts of the world.  I wanted to do something cool with my local community in San Clemente, with the idea of inspiring kids (young and old) to get creative, paint, and have fun with it.

I teamed up with Fredrix Canvas, SC Art Supply and Uni Posca for a “Paint with Drew” day, last Friday.

Fredrix Canvas makes the best quality and variety of canvas out there. They have all types for artists to be creative.  Their large canvas panels are perfect for my move-able mural paintings.   I paint on them with paint pens and spray paint; they always come out great.

Last September I painted 20 paintings in 20 days; they were all painted on Fredrix Canvas.

This year, I wanted to see what people can do with Fredrix’s new, awesome “black canvas”.  The black canvas works great with the bright colors I like to paint with.

Fredrix donated a generous supply of black canvas for the event, SC Art Supply hosted the event, and Uni Posca donated paint pens.

We invited the public to come out and paint, and they showed up in droves.

Some kids came and wouldn’t leave; they were having too much fun painting.  It was so cool for me to see their enthusiasm for art.

One teenager showed up with a painting he did on canvas, inspired by my style.

Local professional artist Lauren Tannehill showed up with her family, we saw San Clemente business owners and surfers and skaters and everything in between.

It was an awesome day!

Here’s a short photo slide show from the event (All photos shot by Jonie Photo):

Paint with Drew at SC Art Supply

Drew Brophy painting Fredrix Canvas SAN O What is Surfing Mural photo by Jonie Photo

Drew painting live at San O State Beach. Photo by Jonie Photo.

During Drew’s 6 day WHAT IS SURFING Mural painting around town in San Clemente, he asked people to write down what surfing is to them.

Here are some of the answers people wrote:

WHAT IS SURFING?

Drew surfing San Clemente Pier.  Photo by Denise Collinske

Drew surfing San Clemente Pier. Photo by Denise Collinske

Surfing = The closest you can get to heaven, flying between ocean & air.  Caitlin F. at Pier (she won our Day 1 Drawing)

Relaxes my mind, like Soul Cleansing.  Ken L at San O

Surfing is my passion (keeps me off the streets a& outta jail!) That’s been my motto since 14.  J.O. at the Pier

Surfing is losing yourself and being free.  In San Clemente, the most beautifully chilled place I’ve been.  Adam M.

Spiritual.  Aaron W. at the Pier

Surfing is Love.  Ryder W. at the Pier

San Clemente and surfing saved my life from the grip of addiction and a life in prison.  Since I moved here, I have become addicted to surfing, got a job, and have been clean for 6 months.  Surfing, God and my own will power saved my life.  Matt L at the Pier

Surfing is letting go of all the stuff that doesn’t matter in life.  Feeling the salt water and sun is a little slice of heaven.  No problems to worry about, just enjoy the moment mother nature provides.  It puts a whole new perspective on life and makes you appreciate what you have.  Dug C at San O

Surfing is freeing your spirit.  Eve J.

Surfing means a lot to me; my dad was pushing me into waves when I was four years old.  Surfing is my escape; I feel totally free when I’m in the water.  Logan M.

Surfing for me is my life, space and all that I am.  I’m over 50 now and everyone asks what keeps me young.  “Surfing!”  Chris E.

Surfing is the process of breathing in and out.  Surging, waning, pulsing.  It’s like life; it’s a grounding force that connects you with the rest of the planet when you are in the water.  Timeless and free.   Anonymous

final_flyer_surfriderThree years ago my family and I swore off plastic water bottles. We only use refillable bottles and take them everywhere we go. In 3 years we prevented 5,000+ plastic bottles from going into the landfills. So when Surfrider asked me to include my art in the WASTE-LESS “Rise Above Plastics” Art Show, I said YES!

I have three (3) original paintings in the show, and one canvas art print.

Saturday, September 6th, at DAX Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. Hope to see you there!

Gallery Info:  http://daxgallery.com/

 

If you’re looking for inspiration to quit the plastic water bottle habit, watch this:

Drew painting 18' Fredrix Canvas Mural

Drew painting 18′ Fredrix Canvas Mural

A CELEBRATION OF SURF AND ART; WHAT DOES SURFING MEAN TO YOU!

Drew’s work as an artist takes him all over the world, partnering with communities to paint murals and create art inspired projects.

Now, Drew wants to combine the love for art, and San Clemente’s love of surfing, right here in his home town, during the Hurley Pro contest (the biggest, authentic surf event of the WCT)

Drew has put together a week-long celebration of Art & Surf for our community right here in San Clemente!

For 6 days, Drew will be painting a “movable mural”, 18 feet long, at different locations in town.  (2 of the locations have Brophy Poster Give-aways – See locations at bottom of this post)

 

MAKE AND TAKE:  The week will finish with an afternoon of “Painting with Drew” at San Clemente Art Supply Store.

It’s open to the public, and it’s free, thanks to the the generosity of Fredrix Canvas and SC Art Supply.  Bring your family and expose them to an afternoon of painting and creativity, for free!

This event coincides with the Hurley Pro surfing event, and the North Beach Art Walk.   On Friday, after you enjoy creating your own art, you can stroll the art walk.

During the week, Drew will be painting live and asking you to share “what is surfing” to you!  Your answer to that question is an entry into a drawing to win one of the Drew Brophy canvas art prints that will be given away on Friday, Sept 12, at SC Art Supply.

We hope you’ll join us, talk story, and tell us what surfing means to you!

FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF THE MURAL PAINTING ON FACEBOOK HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/DrewBrophyArt

WHERE AND WHEN:

PAINT WITH DREW – Friday, Sept. 12th from 4-6 p.m. at SC Art Supply 1531 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672  (San Clemente Art Walk begins at 6 p.m., so stick around and check out the art!)

Live Mural Painting Locations and dates:

  • SUNDAY 9/7:  San Clemente Pier 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • MONDAY 9/8:  San Onofre State Beach, Dogpatch, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • TUESDAY 9/9:  LOWERS on the beach!  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY 9/10:  Brophy ART POSTER GIVEAWAY and Live Mural Painting at B.C. SURF 222 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • THURSDAY 9/11:  Brophy ART POSTER GIVEAWAY and Live Mural Painting at ICONS OF SURF 710 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • FRIDAY 9/12:  LIVE MURAL PAINTING from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.   and  Community Paint with Drew (FREDIX CANVAS PAINTING TABLES) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – San Clemente Art Supply 1531 N El Camino Real, San Clemente.

Social Media Hashtags for this event:  #WhatisSurfing #DrewBrophy #FredrixCanvas #UrbanArt #SanClemente #Ungraffiti