Drew Brophy

Drew Brophy is an American artist born in 1971. Known as a "surf artist" Brophy is best known for his surfboard paintings and distinctive painting style, using Uni-Posca water-based paint pens.

A self-taught artist, Brophy began painting on surfboards as a young guy when he first began to surf in his indigenous South Carolina. Originally, Brophy set out to be a professional surfer, and he traveled the globe using artwork to assist pay for his surf adventures. More and more, he was commissioned to create art, and a lifetime profession was born.

After energetic and surfing in Hawaii in the 1990s, Brophy moved to California in 1996 as a career decision. He now lives when his wife and their son.he is currently 50 years old-fashioned and has been an artist for more than 30 years.

Brophy became known as the artiste who pioneered the art of surfboard painting behind water-based paint pens and has taught generations of artists his techniques.

In 2018 Brophy's Autobiography titled PAINTING SURFBOARDS AND CHASING WAVES was released upon Amazon.

McFly's Dougie Poynter plays a Music Man Sterling Bass, featuring a custom paint job by Brophy.

Brophy's painted surfboards have next been collected by Kid Rock, Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil, Eddie Vedder and Uncle Cracker.

In 2012 Brophy featured in the seminal book Surf Graphics

In spring of 2011, Crystal Cove Media Production Company produced a television feign called THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY, which aired upon Southern California local television channels, including Cox and Time Warner. THE PAINT SHOP is a reality produce an effect which takes the listeners behind the scenes of Drew's art studio and projects.

In May 2011, Brophy teamed taking place with whitewater skillful and film-maker Seth Warren, to become the first ever to standup paddleboard every single one length of the 225 miles of the Colorado River between Lee's Ferry Arizona, to Diamond Creek, Arizona. The expedition took 16 days and was govern at a time with the water level was its highest in the past 1983. They navigated exceeding 125 rapids, 42 of which were rated between 5g and 10g, on the Grand Canyon scale of 1-10g.

In 2010, Walter Foster Publishing Company published "How to Draw taking into account Drew Brophy" a book authored by Drew Brophy and Maria Brophy, designed to meet the expense of drawing recommendation to children.

In 2008, Mutiny Media distributed an instructional DVD titled "Paint Pen Techniques bearing in mind Drew Brophy" in which Brophy demonstrates how to use the techniques he developed with water based opaque paint pens.

An artists' advocate, Brophy leads seminars and workshops at various schools and colleges, sharing his painting techniques and his secrets of completion as an artist.

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