In this interview, I get to introduce you to painter Drew Brophy. Drew is not only an incredible creative force, he's a genuine embodiment of integrity. He sees the bigger picture in every experience and thrives on giving back to the art community.
Drew and his wife, Maria Brophy, author of the book "Art, Money, Success" the couple provide a shining example of forging a successful path as an artist.
What I love most about this interview is the mix of tough-love business advice, inspiration, and encouragement Drew delivers.
Drew shares his journey making money at the start of his career, finding his place, and navigating resistance within the art world.
He talks about daring to grab hold of big opportunities and making sure you have diversification in your approaches to making money with your art.
As always, you'll find images of Drew's work, his bio, and his contact information in the show notes at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode59. I've also provided a link to the indispensable book written for artists by Drew's wife, Maria Brophy.
The interview ran to an hour, so I've broken it into two episodes. Part 2 is available now at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode60.
urf Artist Drew Brophy has been a professional artist for over 30 years. He says of his profession, “It’s my job to make things look cool.”
A life-long surfer and traveler, Drew’s career exploded in the late 1990s when he began painting surfboards using techniques he developed with water-based paint pens. That led to illustrating art for some of the top action sports companies at the time. His work expanded to include fine art paintings for collectors worldwide.
An early adopter of standup paddle surfing, Drew helped spread the sport through his adventure travels. He and whitewater expert Seth Warren were the first to standup paddle the entire 225 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Drew’s love of surfing has led him down a path of studying weather, its effect on waves, and how the sun influences earth. This has all led to a deep interest in physics and it has influenced his artwork. As such, his distinctive art style has evolved to include sacred geometry in an effort to decode the knowledge that ancient civilizations left for us.
Drew wants to share with the world the message that everything is energy and we are all connected. He strives to create art images that help people understand the true meaning of life; that life is meant to be enjoyed.
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