Friday, August 31, 2018

Summer Art

There is a small art museum in Myrtle Beach that features artists with local ties that have made it big.  The exhibit this summer shows the work of Drew Brophy who spent his youth surfing and painting surf boards in Myrtle Beach.  He uses pens and spray paint to paint what he loves -- the oceans of the world and the surfers who ride their waves.  His style is whimsical, colorful, and unique, and we really enjoyed the exhibit.

What he began on surfboards he continued painting on skateboards, tshirts, shoes, caps, and eventually very large canvases, which he sold while surfing around the world. 

Cape Hatteras NC lighthouse, a Mecca for Carolina surfers.  

Many of the paintings are very large and it takes a long time to look because you keep discovering more fun details.  These are some of my favorites.

I love the boogie boards he does for kids.  My grandsons would have loved these!

The last painting (right) sums up how the exhibit made me feel. 
 It's called "Pure Joy"!


  1. A talented artist. I like the fun side to his work.

  2. It is always good to see communities honour their native sons. This fellow has obviously done very well.

  3. Very colourful. Obviously a very talented artist.
    I reckon those surfboards and boogie boards would frighten the
    (naughty word) out of any prospective shark coming too close.

    I'm afraid I have no fond memories at all of Myrtle Beach, SC.
    PS: First day of Spring here - thank God winter is over!

  4. Color and shape make you fell like you're on a surf board. Great stuff.

  5. Very talented artist - and what a good way to finance surfing trips.

  6. I like his bright colours, very talented artist.

  7. That's a pretty cool life, painting and surfing all around the world! What fun :)
    Wren x

  8. Fun and so colorful and cheerful too! :)

  9. Pure joy does describe his art, and his murals are impressive as well as his boards.