Press Release – Launch of THE PAINT SHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – San Clemente, CA – February 15, 2011

(Hi-res images will be provided within 24-hours of request to mariab@drewbrophy.com)

Crystal Cove Media is excited to announce the launch of a new uplifting, fast paced and fun t.v. show focused on revealing what really happens inside the studio of a Surf Lifestyle Artist.  This six episode series premiered on Cox February 12, 2011 and runs through the summer of 2011.

Produced by Crystal Cove Media of Newport Beach, and created by art marketing expert Maria Brophy, THE PAINT SHOP WITH DREW BROPHY gives viewers an unscripted, behind-the-scenes peek into the professional scene of surf lifestyle artist Drew Brophy.  Each episode captures the joy brought to clients through artwork as well as the complications and challenges that a working artist must deal with.

Dispelling the stereotype of what an artist really does, THE PAINT SHOP demonstrates that being an artist is a very viable career and it reveals the process of painting, creating and business knowledge that is required.  The show takes place in Brophy’s art studio in San Clemente, California, and incorporates real life interactions between Brophy, his business partner wife, Maria, and their clients.

Drew Brophy has been a professional artist for over twenty years and together with his wife, Maria, helps other artists to design the career of their dreams.  An avid surfer and world traveler, Brophy exploded on the surf art scene in the late 1990′s with his wild surfboard paintings.  Now he says that it’s his job just to “make things look cool.”  Brophy currently has hundreds of collectors of his original art as well as thirty active licensees that use his art on their products.

The first episode titled CRUISERS, SKULLS & CHAINS takes you through the steps of Drew designing and creating eight foot paintings to be used for his signature beach cruiser bikes.  The guest segment features world famous surfing legend Gerry Lopez as he stops by the studio and asks Drew to paint his surfboard.  A third segment breaks down an easy way to paint a used surfboard with spray paint, stencils and chains.

Brophy says of his intention with this show, “Being an artist is more than just painting pretty pictures. I want people to know what really goes on with the business of art and I want to inspire others with the idea that they can do it, too.”

Show creator Maria Brophy explained how she came up with the idea, “I wanted the challenge of creating a new show format, one which is real, but focuses on uplifting and positive aspects.  This platform enables us to share the joy as well as the disappointments that a lifestyle artist encounters, and the lessons learned.  The episodes will organically lure the viewer in, as each day in the studio brings new excitement and life changing lessons.”

Executive Producer and Co-Creator Brian ILL has spent the last three years documenting Brophy’s projects.  He says ”When I spend a day with Drew I always end up learning something. Whether it be about how he runs his business, or a cool personal story, I always take something away. I’ve actually used the things I’ve learned from him in my own life, and that’s what I want this show to do for the viewing audience. I want to present the experience accurately, so that the audience feels like they are also gaining something from spending a day in the life of Drew.”

Current  show times are:  In SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA Premiered on February 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. on Cox Channel 8 and thereafter airs every Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 8:00 p.m.

ORANGE COUNTY& PALOS VERDES CA:  Premiers on February 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. on Cox Channel 3 and thereafter airs every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY:  Time Warner So Cal 101 Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

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About Drew Brophy:  Drew Brophy is represented by Son of the Sea, Inc., who is the Master Licensor for Drew Brophy Properties.  Drew Brophy is a surf artist dedicated to teaming up his action sports inspired artwork with licensees who produce quality lifestyle products.  Contact Maria Brophy at 949-354-ART1, e-mail info@drewbrophy.com, or log onto www.drewbrophy.com.

About Crystal Cove Media, LLC:  Crystal Cove Media is a video production company specializing in film, television, and web broadcasting. Our company houses some of the most talented television and film industry professionals working together to create dynamic video productions for any media. Contact: info@crystalcovemedia.com

About Executive Producer and Co-Creator Brian A. ILL:  Brian is an Executive Producer, Writer, and Director for television and film.  Brian is Executive Producer and show creator of the hit television series BEACH TOWN and has also produced content for ABC, Disney, Touchstone Pictures, Discovery Channel, MTV, Turner Broadcasting, Travel Channel, Military Channel, Tru TV, Fuel TV, Surfline.com, Surfer Magazine and many more.  With 15 years experience in the music industry as a composer, producer, and multi-instrumental studio musician, Brian also composes music for television and film.

About Executive Producer and Show Creator Maria Brophy:  Maria is an art licensing and marketing expert.  She has managed art careers for lifestyle artists for over a decade. She is the CEO of Son of the Sea, Inc., Master Licensor of Drew Brophy Properties.  Visit http://www.sonofthesea.com

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One Response to Press Release – Launch of THE PAINT SHOP

  1. EbRu says:

    also had full color art in magazines such as Playboy, Spin, Surfer, Juxtapoz, Art Business News, Royalties and License. a0(And then there’s nrumuoes

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