Dec-Jan 2012 Grand Strand Magazine did a 2-page feature titled LIVING A DREAM, Artist Drew Brophy’s career reflects the benefits of small-town community.
Article begins like this:
As a teenager, Myrtle Beach resident Drew Brophy had a simple dream: he wanted to surf.
After a few paragraphs, moves into this:
Brophy’s international career began with an impulsive trip to Mexico at age 20. “I just really wanted to go to those places that I saw in Surfer Magazine,” says Brophy. “I kind of felt stuck here; I didn’t fit in. I just gambled and went to the gnarliest place I could think of to go surfing.” Turns out, the surfers in Mexico fell in love with the innovative designs and techniques Brophy was using to paint his surfboards. “A light bulb went off in my head,” explains Brophy.
Fast forward to the last section:
Now, 19 years later, though Brophy has traveled the world and earned an international reputation for his art, he still values community and family above all else.
It closes with:
And as for his artistic success, Brophy humbly passes the credit to his hometown: “It took a community to create a person like me.”
To read the entire article, you’ll have to grab a copy of GS Magazine!