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Please join us the last weekend of October 2018 for a very special presentation of Drew Brophy’s 30-year art career in a retrospective exhibit. 

Included are the artist’s most iconic paintings on both canvas and surfboards —among them Pure Joy (2001), Sunrise (2006), and celebrated surfboard triptychs from the 1990’s.

Also exhibited will be Brophy’s art on skateboards, wakeboards and apparel, and the accompanying paintings that were used to design them. 

Brophy’s career as an illustrator and painter comes full circle in this exhibition, showing his progression as an artist from a young teen to the present day.

This unique exhibit traveled across the country from its original host, Myrtle Beach Art Museum, to San Clemente, California. It includes over 50 original paintings and artworks, including some of Brophy’s most iconic pieces that were loaned by collectors for this exhibit.

The exhibit begins with some of Drew’s earliest sketches and paintings and continues through his surfboard painting explosion in the 1990s to his most recent “sacred geometry” body of work inspired by the mathematic and physic discoveries of ancient cultures.

Along with the exhibit, Drew Brophy is releasing his new book titled PAINTING SURFBOARDS AND CHASING WAVES.

Copies of the book and artwork will be available for purchase and all will be signed by Drew himself.  (If you cannot attend, you can order the book from Amazon HERE.)

Join us for this one-time only event and book signing!

All tours and live events are FREE and open to the public. Call the Brophy Art Gallery in San Clemente, California at 949-678-8133 with questions.

EVENT DETAILS:

LOCATION:

Brophy Art Gallery, 139 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672   Phone:  949-678-8133

Saturday October 27th 2018 open from 12 p.m – 7 p.m.
Artist led tours at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Sunday October 28th 2018 open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Artist live Posca surfboard painting demo at 11 a.m.
Artist led tour at 2 p.m.

All events are FREE.  Books and artwork available for purchase.

joniephoto-Drew Brophy sacred-Geometry Let There be Light Abstract Painting Vesica Pisces Art RS 6182

Sacred Geometry Art:  Where Ancient Knowledge Meets Modern Art

WELCOME TO MY STUDIO!

This month marks 20 years of my art business in San Clemente!

In 1996 I came to town with only a dream.  Now, all these years later, Maria and I have built a solid business in this wonderful community.

This weekend we are opening the studio up to the public, to release new fine modern art paintings and also to make available surf style paintings from the past year that we have not previously released.

EXPLORE SACRED GEOMETRY THROUGH MODERN ART
Inspired by nature and physics, my new “Exploring Sacred Geometry” series of paintings articulate a Universal Language of nature, mathematics, and vibration.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday and Sunday April 23rd and 24th, 2015,  From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  208 Calle de Los Molinos Suite D, San Clemente, CA 92672  Phone 949-678-8133

If you ever wanted to get one of my original paintings, now is the time to do it.  The prices of my originals have been steadily rising.  The new modern / abstract art I’ve been painting has increased in value and price by almost double since last year.   I offer special discounts to current collectors and so be sure to ask me for your discount if you already own a piece of my art.

What to expect at my Studio Open House:

1 – On Exhibit and for sale for the first time:  New surf style art paintings, abstracts, and Sacred Geometry artworks.

2 – Limited, signed and numbered limited edition prints and new fine canvas board art prints never before available.

3 – Great conversation and a “tour” of my studio.  I’ll be glad to get to know you.

ALSO: See on exhibit the original paintings for the upcoming OHANA FESTIVAL (commissioned by Eddie Vedder) and the SUBLIME with Rome album art, commissioned by the band themselves!

Please know that I appreciate your business – it’s our fans and friends that help keep us in business.  My family and I are forever grateful to you.

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions at all, please text or call 949-678-8133 or email mariab@drewbrophy.com.

41 of 50 Paint Studies WEST REEF by Drew Brophy Dec 5 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.

This is #41 of 50 in the #50Paintings Paint Studies series.  Only 9 left to go!

TITLE: West Reef

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Archival Canvas Board.

West reef is about a half a mile off shore in San Clemente. It only breaks when there’s a giant swell.

I get so excited when I see the waves breaking out there.  The long paddle out is always worth it.

The water is very clear and it’s like surfing over a giant aquarium; you get to see many different kinds of fish and sharks.

West Reef is also one of the rare spots you get to surf alone.

Now, the big waves are coming and El Nino begins!

This painting study is available – SOLD to Scott A. from Henderson, NV, a collector of my art who owns many pieces. Stoked!.

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”

San Clemente SUNRISE 19 of 50 Paintings Nov 13 2015 by Drew BrophyFOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

This painting is #19 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  SAN CLEMENTE SUNRISE

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

This morning I went to the San Clemente pier to begin today’s paint study.  The sunrise was so inspiring, I had to paint it.

Every day I check the waves at the pier, and this is my view.  Off in the distance is Cotton’s Point, where President Nixon used to live in the Western Whitehouse.

Midway is the famed T-Street surf break.  There are lots of nooks and crannies in between.  I’m standing on the pier, looking at the silhouettes of palm trees.

I feel so fortunate to live here.  Life is Good.

*I’m making 20 signed, limited  and numbered edition prints of this one – if interested in getting one, email info@drewbrophy.com or call 949-678-8133.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to Joe Cunningham, who is from my hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC.

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”

POCHE FLAG 17 of 50 Paintings in 50 Days by Drew Brophy Nov 11 2015FOR 50 DAYS, I’M CREATING 50 PAINT STUDIES that reflect 50 things that fascinate me.  

You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

This painting is #17 of 50 in the #50Paintings series.

TITLE:  POCHE FLAG

SIZE:  11″x 14″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.

In Capo Beach, right outside of San Clemente, CA, there’s an area called Poche Beach.

One day, many years ago, a big storm washed the remnant of a giant tree up on the shore at Poche.  Someone saw that big piece of driftwood and placed a flagpole in it, and then erected an American flag.

The Poche Flag has been through many storms and winds.  It still stands there today, as a tribute to our country and our veterans.  You could say it’s become a local icon.

With this winter’s El Nino storms coming, the Poche flag is going to be in for it’s biggest fight yet.

I decided to paint this iconic flag in celebration of Veterans Day today.

What I like the best about the Poche flag is that it happened organically. It wasn’t sanctioned by any government or organization; it was a combination of nature and man, coming together to display a love for our country and our community, on a beautiful beach.

This painting study is available for purchase SOLD to San Clemente local Steve Kuhn. He’s a huge fan of the Poche beach flag.  Glad he got it.

One of my goals with this series is to make original art affordable for those who want it.   If interested in adding tomorrow’s to your collection, please email info@drewbrophy.com or text or call 949-678-8133 asap!

I hope you enjoy this series.  Thanks for reading!

Life is Good –

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
“It’s my job to make things look cool.”