Sunrise Tag

My Water Gallery SUNRISE Water Bottle and Pint Glass

Surfing is an organic experience that allows you to ride the energy of a wave of water that has traveled thousands of miles.

I want to announce the release of our new Italian premium glass water bottles:

Years ago Maria and I gave up single use plastic water bottles.

We did it for our health and for the environment.

We figure we have saved thousands of plastic bottles from going into the landfills, just by banning them from our house, our cars and our lives.

That’s one of the reasons I was so stoked to do this collaboration with My Water Gallery.  Using glass bottles is better for us and the environment.

But they look elegant and beautiful, too; the most beautiful water bottles I’ve ever seen.  The photos do not do it justice; the label with the art has a 3D effect in the light.  It’s amazing.

I wanted my readers to be one of the first to know that you can now pre-order my water bottles, and when you do, you’ll get a free pint glass (shown in the photo above).

There are only 100 pint glasses though, so place your order quick

About the bottles:

They are premium Italian glass water bottles with my art hand-applied, with natural inks and dyes, in the U.S.

Made and distributed by My Water Gallery.

Three % of the sale of each item goes to my chosen charity, Waves for Water.


Surfing is an organic experience that allows you to ride the energy of a wave of water that has traveled thousands of miles.   It is the closest one can get to nature, being in synch with the rhythm of the ocean and experiencing the natural forces in all their glory.

My SUNRISE painting was inspired by a surf trip I took to South Africa.   One dark chilly morning, surfboard in hand, I watched as dawn broke in a sudden burst of light, illuminating the beach and instantly warming the world around him.  This painting is a reflection of what I saw.

This art piece was painted with the intention of showing the joy of surfing and nature, and to inspire others to have an adventure of their own.


Thanks for allowing me to keep in touch.

Life is Good – Drew

Drew Brophy
Artist, illustrator, surfer
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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.


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 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 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.”

Year-book-cover-free-surf-art-(c) drew-brophyRecently several yearbook committees called me, asking if they can use my art to have printed on the cover of their book for 2012/2013.

Of course, I said yes.

Then I got a great idea:

Why not make it available to anyone?!

So here’s the deal:

If you like my art and want to have it printed on the cover of your yearbook, you can use it for free!

I’ll send your school the hi-res image of the art you choose, in a photoshop (pdf) file.

At this time, there are four images to choose from.  (Next year I’ll add new ones.)

Get your free Yearbook Cover Art in 3 Easy Steps:

1.  Choose the image you wish to use (see the 4 art pieces to choose from, below)

2.  Download and Print out the Drew Brophy Yearbook Cover Art License Agreement, indicate the name of the image you choose, have someone at the school sign the Agreement, then email it to me at

3.  Within 72 hours I’ll email you the hi-res Photoshop File art for your yearbook cover.  (You can then have your graphic department size it and drop in your school name and logo.)

If you can, I’d love to have space for an advertisement in your yearbook.  Let me know.  (This is a request, not a requirement.)

Questions?  Email or call 949-678-8133.

Life is Good,




Tree of Life (c) Drew Brophy

Sunrise-year-book-cover-Art (c) drew-brophy

SUNRISE (c) Drew Brophy

Kids-Beach-year-book-cover-Art (c) drew-brophy

KID’S BEACH (c) Drew Brophy

Walters-Wave-year-book-cover-Art (c) Drew-Brophy

WALTERS WAVE (c) Drew Brophy


SUNRISE in South Africa As an Artist, people often ask me where I get my inspiration from.

Most all of my painting inspiration comes from nature and life.

Being a surfer and a traveler takes me to some of the most amazing places on earth. These experiences in my life are real and authentic, they become part of my story.

Art is so much more than painting pretty pictures, it is a different way of thinking and looking at the world.

It is raw creativity and wonder. Art is the ability to articulate an idea, feeling, or story, to others.

Here is a story about the SUNRISE painting I did after a surf trip to the other side of the world:

During a trip to South Africa, on the beautiful beach of Jeffery’s Bay, where the ocean is full of life and the waves seem to peel forever, I was inspired to paint the sunrise.

One morning before dawn, after the coldest night of the year, I awoke to be the first to ride one of these magical waves. Standing in the dark, shivering in my wet-suit, I used my surfboard to block the icy winds. The crashing waves kept me company but I could not see them in the darkness.  Above me, millions of stars illustrated the vastness of the universe.

As my mind began to wander, I felt cold and alone, as if I was nowhere in time or space,  just another soul or spec of light in the night sky so far from each other.

Finally a tiny faint glow in the distance caught my eye, it steadily grew larger with every second and in a sudden burst, a tremendous wave of light raced across the sky.  In a fraction of second it erased the darkness and the millions of stars. I instantly felt the warmth of the light as the wave illuminated me. I embraced it and basked in it, it felt like God’s warm hands on my face.

I was no longer alone, a new day had been born, the endless waves and our beautiful world came into view.  This is our true gift, every single day.

The earth is our mother.
The sun is our father.
The ocean is where I was born and feel most at home, it calls to me.
I am a Son of the Sea.

Life is Good,


PS:  Now Sunrise is available on stickers, so you can take it with you anywhere you go – check it out in my Store.

Drew Brophy sunrise mural art painting for Links in costa mesa californiaLast month Drew painted two murals back-to-back.  It’s funny, when it rains it pours…it all happened at once.

The first mural Drew painted was for Yogurt Wave, and you can read about by clicking on the link.

The second was for a company called LINKS in Costa Mesa, CA.  Our contact there, Tom, loved Drew’s painting called SUNRISE.  He’s also an avid fisherman.  So he wanted the mural to incorporate SUNRISE and fish somehow.  Drew pulled it off nicely.

Tom also wanted the wall adjacent to the mural to have a nice faux finish that would compliment the artwork.  And there are beams in the room that he asked Drew to paint to look like a big cross.  Check out the photos to see how it all turned out, below.

LINKS Big Wave MURAL FINISHED FAUX by Drew Brophy July 2010 011

The finished mural

After all this, I wrote a piece on my blog called PAINTING A WALL MURAL – TEN WAYS TO PLEASE YOUR CLIENT.  The article is based on what I learned by watching Drew handle his mural painting and his clients.  In the end, Tom was very very happy.  And so were we!