Drew Brophy is an American performer 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 upon 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 urge on pay for his surf adventures. More and more, he was commissioned to create art, and a lifetime profession was born.
After living and surfing in Hawaii in the 1990s, Brophy moved to California in 1996 as a career decision. He now lives in imitation of his wife and their son.he is currently 50 years out of date and has been an player for exceeding 30 years.
Brophy became known as the artiste who pioneered the art of surfboard painting subsequent to 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 furthermore 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 put on an act called THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY, which aired on Southern California local television channels, including Cox and Time Warner. THE PAINT SHOP is a reality perform which takes the viewers behind the scenes of Drew's art studio and projects.
In May 2011, Brophy teamed occurring with whitewater proficient and film-maker Seth Warren, to become the first ever to standup paddleboard entirely length of the 225 miles of the Colorado River amongst Lee's Ferry Arizona, to Diamond Creek, Arizona. The expedition took 16 days and was manage at a time with the water level was its highest before 1983. They navigated higher than 125 rapids, 42 of which were rated in the midst of 5g and 10g, on the Grand Canyon scale of 1-10g.
In 2010, Walter Foster Publishing Company published "How to Draw later Drew Brophy" a collection authored by Drew Brophy and Maria Brophy, designed to find the child maintenance for drawing instruction to children.
In 2008, Mutiny Media distributed an instructional DVD titled "Paint Pen Techniques behind Drew Brophy" in which Brophy demonstrates how to use the techniques he developed as soon as 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 ability as an artist.