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LOVE SHACK by Drew Brophy 8x10 Canvas Board 20x20 Series Oct 2013 sFOR 20 CONSECUTIVE DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from. 

I’m painting from the heart, just having fun with it.  

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

This Painting is #18 of 20 in this #20×20 Series, titled LOVE SHACK , 8″ x 10″ on Canvas Board, medium Uni Poscas Paint Pens.

My 20 Paintings in 20 Days had a hiccup on Friday, when we left town to go camping and paddleboarding for 3 days.

There wasn’t a working wifi connection where we were (there was supposed to be, but it didn’t work.)

Before getting on the road, I was running around like crazy tying up loose ends and getting obligations taken care of.

This painting, LOVE SHACK, was the vision of what I was wishing I was doing instead of the last minute hustle before leaving.

Do you like LOVE SHACK?  Leave me some feedback in the comments, please.  Your feedback is very important to me.
Drew Brophy painting at Newport Dunes Campground Oct 2013Thanks! Life is Good,  Drew


This painting is available for purchase!  SOLD to Joe S. from San Clemente (Joe has bought other paintings from me as well.  He’s got quite the collection going).

If you want to consider the next #20×20 painting, email info @ drew brophy dot com and we will put you on the “#20X20 PAINTING PREVIEW” list, in line for the next one.

*I’m accepting 20 commissions to follow on the heels of this 20×20 series, at excellent prices!  Email for the commissioned 20×20 pricing.

WHEN EMAILING to BUY ANY OF MY ART, or to Commission me to paint one special, just for you:  email info @ drew brophy dot com with your  phone# and shipping address.

Kolohes Air painting by Drew Brophy Sept 2013 at Hurley Pro Lowers Trestles Contest

KOLOHE’S AIR 11″ x 14″ on Canvas Board

FOR THE NEXT 20 DAYS, I’M CREATING 20 ORIGINAL ART PIECES that reflect my thought process and where my ideas originate from.  I’m painting from the heart, just having fun with it.  You might love ’em, you might hate ’em, but either way, I hope they invoke a feeling for you.

(If you share my posts, please tag  #20×20 #drewbrophy #SurfArt)

Today’s Painting is the First of 20, titled KOLOHE’S AIR 11 x 14 on Canvas Board, Uni Posca Paint Pens.

This morning I wanted to sit and paint on the beach as I watched the Hurley Pro Surfing contest at Lower Trestles.

I was so inspired by Kolohe Andino’s air, as he surfed against Taj Burrows, that I had to paint it!

When Kolohe was only 2 years old and I was working at the old …Lost shop in San Clemente, his dad Dino brought him in to check out the surfboard factory.

Painting on the Beach at Hurley Pro, Trestles

Painting on the Beach at Hurley Pro, Trestles

I dipped young Kolohe’s feet in blue tempera paint and let him walk on his dad’s Lost surfboard, decorating the deck.  It looked cool.  But,  I think his mom got mad that I got paint all over her baby!

Now, many years later, I proudly watch this local San Clemente kid tearing it up on the ASP World Tour.

Kolohe didn’t win his heat this morning, but, his air was sick.

Hope you enjoy it!

Life is Good,  Drew

KOLOHE’S AIR is SOLD!   If you want the next painting, email info @ drew brophy dot com.




July 23, 2013  –  Contact:  Ashley Pabst, Marketing Werks

(View Press Release on PRLOG Here)

Drew Brophy to graffiti vintage VW bus for two-day live demonstration in Huntington Beach during U.S. Open of Surf

(Huntington Beach, CA) — The Verizon FiOS SoCal campaign and professional surf lifestyle artist, Drew Brophy are teaming up to influence SoCal residents to conquer their creativity.

Drew will use graffiti-style spray paint and airbrush to customize the vintage Verizon FiOS SoCal 1965 Volkswagen bus, LIVE, in Huntington Beach during US Open of Surf Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily.

Visitors can watch as Drew transforms the VW bus, and even win a Lost surfboard, custom painted by Drew Brophy.  Brophy will be executing his live artistry on the Strand, between 5th and Pacific Coast Highway.  

Drew-Brophy-artists-painting-van-airbrushThis live art installation is part of the Verizon FiOS SoCal campaign’s “Conquer Creativity” initiative, which offers locals a unique opportunity to design and win SoCal staples.  Participants can virtually design graphics for a beach bike, skate or surfboard, and enter those designs in the sweepstakes.  With a unique, computer-based design template, users can integrate colors, personal photos and text into their designs.

Each week, one sweepstakes entry will be randomly selected, and the winner will receive the item he or she entered – a surfboard, skateboard or beach cruiser – with graphics inspired by their design.  The winning sweepstakes items will be custom-made by local craftsmen.

For more than 25 years, Brophy’s bright, colorful art has appeared in hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers and on numerous products, including Converse Shoes, Nirve Cruiser Bikes and Liquid Force Wakeboards.

Having the freedom to experiment with many different surfaces and products allowed Brophy to grow tremendously as an artist.  Brophy’s artistic inspiration comes from surfing and traveling the globe with his wife and son.

fios socal logoAbout the Verizon’s FiOS SoCal Experience

Verizon’s FiOS SoCal Experience team is meeting with Southern California where they work, live and play in uniquely tech-laden FiOS SoCal Experience vehicles traveling throughout Southern California through the summer of 2013.  The Experience fleet includes an iconic 1965 Volkswagen van that has been transformed into a mobile entertainment experience, custom-fitted with FiOS internet and FiOS TV capability, along with a 42-inch HDTVs.

To learn more about Verizon FiOS; discover daily locations of the FiOS SoCal Experience fleet; find ways to support local community causes; and learn how to win by conquering creativity through custom design, visit To learn when the team will be in your neighborhood, follow us on Twitter @VerizonCA and like us on Facebook at

About Verizon:  Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 183,400. For more information, visit

About Drew Brophy :  Drew Brophy has been a professional surf lifestyle artist for over 25 years.  An avid surfer and world traveler, Brophy’s career exploded in the late 1990’s when he began painting his edgy artwork onto surfboards.  Now his art is printed on hundreds of different products and his original artwork is collected worldwide.  Drew’s mission is to inspire your imagination through his paintings, and to remind people that life is good.  For more information, e-mail, or log onto



On our Surf, SUP and Paint Tour across America, I was really looking forward to seeing the Great Lakes for the first time.   Here’s a rundown of our first couple days.

Pictured Rocks Cave

Pictured Rocks Cave on Lake Superior


I had heard stories and seen videos of dedicated surfers outside of Deluth, Michigan, riding waves on the Lake, and I wanted to see it for myself.  There’s even a Lake Superior Surf Club!

Lake Superior is the biggest, deepest and coldest of the Great Lakes and it was our first stop.

We started at Stony Point, a surf spot that is rumored to get good waves.  It’s about thirty miles North of Deluth.  We drove down a gravel road in a heavily wooded area to reach it.

I was hoping for waves, but Stony Point was flat.  However, it was picturesque and clear as the Caribbean, perfect for the paddleboard.

The water was unusually warm, almost 70 degrees.  Maria and the kids had a blast climbing on the rocks and exploring the coastline.  We just got Dylan a pair of Keen water sandals which came in handy as the bottom of the lake here was all rocks.

I took out the Rivera inflatable; it was on top of the van and quick to grab.  The inflatable is my recon board – I can just easily throw it in the water to check things out!   (more…)

Pipeline Masters

Photo Book 2006

Vans Pipeline Masters Book showcases beautiful images hand-picked from the files of the world’s largest ocean related photo agency, A-Frame Photo. Featuring world-renown Pipeline surf photographers Jeff Divine, Dan Merkel, Scott Aichner, Pete Hodgson, Dave Bjorn, Hank, Daren Crawford, Grant Ellis and more.

Book Details: Hardcover, 8.75″ x 9.5″, 132 pages, color photos

Includes this photo of Drew painting mural at Pipeline Masters in 2000.