Sunday, April 10, 2011

Art Licensing, A Network of Creative & Helpful Professionals – Part III

Last week I published Part II of a special art licensing editorial on two professional artists, Tara Reed and Joan Beiriger, who have been instrumental in inspiring and helping others achieve their dreams. Their tales, along with Paul Brent's and Cherish Flieder's stories, have been rather popular; therefore I'm very pleased to present my next two art licensing  guests: Maria and Drew Brophy. This successful dynamic duo has as their main mission "to inspire generations of people to live the life of their dreams."

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt

(below is a legend of past or upcoming editorials on art licensing) 

Part I:                  Part II:                Part III:              Part IV:                 Part V:
Paul Brent            Tara Reed            Maria Brophy      Alex Sanso            Allan Summa
Cherish Flieder     Joan Beiriger
       Drew Brophy      Oscar Armelles      Kate Harper

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 

Maria and Drew Brophy

 Maria and Drew Brophy
Drew Brophy has been a professional surf lifestyle artist for over 20 years.  If you ask Drew what he does for a living, he’ll say "It’s my job to make things look cool." As a young surfer, Drew's career took off when he started painting his edgy artwork onto surfboards.  He became known worldwide for painting surfboards using techniques that he developed using water-based paint pens.  He traveled the globe painting for some of the best surfboard shapers in the world. In the late 1990s, Drew expanded his original artwork for use on many different things, like skateboards, t-shirts and other useful items.

SUNRISE - painting by Drew Brophy

With help from his business partner and wife, Maria, Drew has made his paintings available for licensing and currently is partnered with over thirty great companies to create cool products with his art.  Together, Drew and Maria formed Son of the Sea, Inc., an art agency that represents Drew's Surf Lifestyle Art.  Drew creates art while Maria runs the business.  They also help other artists find success as well, through workshops and sharing information through their blogs.  As a team, they've guided many artists by sharing their own life lessons.

Drew Brophy
Every image of Drew's art begins life as a painting, created in his studio in San Clemente, California.  Drew's original paintings are available to collectors through art shows and online sales.  Drew’s inspiration comes from the adventures of traveling and surfing the globe with his wife and son.  He paints the lifestyle they live, one filled with peeling waves, sun-swept beaches and the simple joys that life has to offer.

Maria's vision is that all creative people get to live the life of their dreams and make a good living doing it.  She helps create that reality through her motivational and educational blog,  with articles such as Maria's Ten Principles for an Artists' Success, where she lays out the necessary foundation for every art career.

Cover art by Drew Brophy
Maria has also written an ebook titled  LIVING THE DREAM: Break Free of the Status Quo and Start Living Your Dream Life. This 34 page e-book details how Drew and Maria have created an extraordinary life of surf, art, world travel and family experience. In this inspiring book Maria explains how you, too, can create the life you dream of, what's been holding you back and steps you can take to design the life you were meant to live.


learn oil painting said...

I like your blog!...Daniel

Maria Brophy said...

Thank you, Alex, for this article! Your blog has so many tidbits of information for artists looking for answers. Years ago, when we started, there wasn't anyone sharing this information. Now, thanks to people like you, it's easier for artists to find their way.

Megan Duncanson said...

Drew and Maria are two of the most helpful and inspiring artist/writer teams out there!! Great article :)

Unknown said...

Thank you to all of you for coming by and your kind comments :) Alex