Live Event Painting

Unique Live Ocean Art Painting for Events and Trade Shows

Do you want to impress your clients?

Do you want to make your Business STAND OUT in a Crowd?

Would you like to create a memorable experience?

Drew Brophy has been creating magic by painting live at events since the mid 1990’s. He is a top-notch pro with a reputation for entertaining and making our clients look good!   Drew’s fast painting skills and warm personality draws people in and holds the short attention span of passers-by. If you want to impress your crowd by having the best of the best at your events, you found it.  Drew is gifted at inspiring through his inviting personality and his ability to start and finish a painting in just hours.  The crowds love him!

Below are a few ways we can help your company or private event be even more amazing.


We specialize in “stand-out” presentations!  “It’s our job to make brands look cool.”  

“We brought Drew Brophy to our booth at Surf Expo for a live painting and poster signing.  Having Drew was better than a team-rider; there was constant interaction with everyone.  People could not walk past our booth without stopping; they couldn’t stop themselves from watching him paint.  He was friendly and positive. Having Drew in our booth resulted in us gaining many new accounts at that show.”  Teva Fourcade, National Sales Manager, Hinano Apparel

We help you to stand out from your competition and attract new people to your booth or event.  This is what we do best.  Drew Brophy will draw people in by creating a fascinating, live painting with paint pens.  No-one can walk past your booth without stopping to look!

To sweeten the pot, he will give away art posters at your event, which he will happily sign for your visitors.

He’ll paint a surfboard, guitar, giant canvas mural; just about anything that fits in with your product or mission.

He will incorporate your logo and theme into the painting; illustrating a company’s theme or logo comes easily to Drew.

Below are just a few companies that Drew has painted live for:

Progress Software, Western Digital, The NFL, Walter Foster Publishing, Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas, Ugg Australia, Aerial 7 at NAMM Expo, Converse, Hinano Tahiti, …Lost, Surf-the-Earth, MiOcean and many, many more.

“I hired Drew to live paint the backdrop of our booth at Dreamforce 2013 in San Francisco (you know, that little show :). The booth measured 7.5′ x 15′, so it was not a small project.  I wanted to do it live at the show to attract attention and keep booth visitors stopping by to see the progress. 

It was one of the best decisions we made. Everyone who walked by stopped and admired, complimented us on standing out from the crowd, and just loved the work Drew did. He really did a fantastic job – quality, detail, creativity – all top notch. We’re hanging it up in our office because we loved it so much. And it made one of the top 50 photos from Dreamforce 2013 taken from Salesforce themselves (

Drew was fantastic to work with. He took control over the process and helped us focus on the key decision points: the vision, the message, and the style. He took care of nearly everything else such as materials, canvas, setup, mock-ups, revisions, etc. 

I would absolutely recommend Drew for any creative style projects you are looking to undertake. Just the nicest guy, great artist, and hard worker. What more could you want!”  Dion Picco, Senior Director Product Marketing at Progress DataDirect


(Download our flyers here:  Drew Brophy Live Surfboard Painting for Events Flyer 2013 and Drew Brophy Surf Artist Biography Jan 2013)

Private parties, charity events, sales meetings:  Drew has painted live at every type of event and venue.

He works with the best event production companies in California.  When they have a client that wants only the best of everything, they bring Drew in!

From painting at a private party for the owners of the Nation’s NFL Football Teams to charity events like MiOcean, Drew has entertained many different crowds of people.

Many of our clients hire Drew when their event has a Southern California Beach Life or Surfing theme.  We do this better than anyone!  As a big-wave surfer himself, Drew is the real deal when it comes to living and illustrating the Southern California lifestyle.  And with Drew being the top known surfboard artist in the world, often the “canvas” of choice is to have Drew paint a surfboard, live, at the event.

Mediums designed for Speed, No Mess, No Noise:

For most live paintings, Drew uses non-toxic, non-messy, no-smell Uni Posca Paint Pens.  This medium allows for a free flow of bright colors and for fast painting, which comes in handy at events.

The beauty of having a fast painter is this:  your guests will enjoy the pleasure of seeing a painting come to life right before their eyes!

We offer many different options for your events.  Here’s just a few:

  • Full Promotion/Branding Artwork Package:  We help design and create the artwork for your promotion from beginning to end, so it all ties in together with synergy, and can be utilized for multiple uses; trade show booth signage, t-shirts, giveaways, posters, advertising, etc.
  • Live Surfboard Painting:  Drew will paint a theme that is meaningful to either the event or the company.  If the surfboard is being purchased, the companies logo may be worked into the painting.  (Many companies give the surfboard away either as a raffle item or as an award).
  • Live Painting on Canvas, or any other Object
  • Custom painting(s) specifically for the company/event and prints made for attendee gifts
  • Ready-made prints of Drew’s art as give-away for attendees
  • Live Painting at Outdoor Events (murals, etc.)
  • Custom packages available – we can do just about anything you need

“Having Drew paint a surfboard at our Blue42 gala added an element of excitement and fun. The guests loved interacting with Drew as they watched the painting come to life. Drew was personable and professional and without doubt a valuable asset to our fundraiser.
P. Sampedro, Miocean board member.


Drew is known for inspiring kids of all ages.  He’s inspired and encourage thousands of young, budding artists over the years.  His published book titled HOW TO DRAW WITH DREW has taught kids of all ages how to draw!

See the below examples of what Drew can do for your next event to keep kids inspired and busy at variety of indoor and outdoor events:

Outdoor Events:  Drew’s Art Grotto for Kids:

Indoor Events:  Drew’s Drawing & Painting Event at South Coast Plaza, CA:

We can customize the program for any venue!


Use the draw of Drew’s fanbase and reputation to bring people into your store!

Drew has painted at hundreds of retail stores over the past twenty years, from U.S. shores to Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and even Peru.

From Ron Jon Surf Shop to Nordstrom, he’s painted shoes and Ugg boots and surfboards for the watching pleasure of thousands of customers.

We can set up a tour of all of your retailers, or organize a one-time stop.

And if Drew’s already traveling to your part of the world at that time, we will cover the travel expenses.


Drew Brophy is a seasoned professional who shows up early, can easily solve problems on the fly and who brings his own equipment.

He’s reliable, personable, great with people, and possesses a talent that keeps everyone’s attention.

Your clients and guests will be happy.  It’s Drew’s job to make you look good, and you can count on him to do just that!

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“It’s important to our clients that their guests have a memorable evening.  That’s why we hire Drew Brophy; he knows how to work a crowd.  He makes art approachable, interactive and cool!”  Cami Reid., Account Exec., 360 Destination Concepts

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Contact us directly, or have your General Contractor or Event Production Company call us for a proposal at 949-678-8133 or
We look forward to serving you!