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  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Popular Culture
  • Language:English
  • Pages:128
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9780999011515

Painting Surfboards and Chasing Waves

An artist's journey to success

by Drew Brophy and Maria Brophy

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FOR ANYONE WHO EVER WONDERED "Is my art good enough?"

"No matter what you create, someone is going to love it and someone is going to hate it. Focus on the people who love it." Drew Brophy

Drew Brophy began his journey as a young artist who struggled to fit in. He had a vision for painting in a unique way, but the rest of the world wasn't ready for it. He never gave up and eventually, his techniques became accepted and emulated worldwide.

In this book, Brophy shares a sometimes painful, yet inspiring story of how he progressed from being a totally lost young man to creating an adventurous life of surf and travel with his art.

Look Inside for:

Brophy's full color paintings, sketches and designs that inspired surf culture

Hundreds of Brophy's surfboard paintings from the 1980's to present

The brutally honest story of Brophy's journey from starving to a full art career

The mindset that it took to overcome the naysayers and ultimately led to success

A failed art gallery, clients refusing to pay and endless rejections; but there is that one thing that Brophy asked himself, that eventually led him on a path to create the life he really wanted. Read on for Brophy's personal story and artist retrospective, showing the progression of art and mindset over the course of thirty years.


This book shows a 30 year retrospective of Drew Brophy's surf art and art inspired by music and action sports.  

In it, Brophy tells the story of how he begin his career as an artist, painting surfboards on the North Shore of Hawaii.  

A self-taught artist, Brophy found his way to create the life he dreamed up; having surfing adventures around the world, funded by his artwork.

In this book, he shares his story with the intention of inspiring other artists to find their way, too.

Written by Drew Brophy and Maria Brophy.

About the author

Drew Brophy is a professional artist and is best known for painting surf and sacred geometry inspired art with a unique style that has become iconic in pop culture.

Maria Brophy is the author of Amazon's best selling book ART MONEY & SUCCESS and is an art agent and licensing manager of Drew Brophy.  

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