The Reluctant Star of The Paint Shop – Article by Walter Foster Publishing

Article written by Emily Green for Walter Foster Publishing Blog:

At first, Drew Brophy didn’t want his own television show, but after a little nudging from Maria Brophy, his promoter, manager, and wife of 11 years, he agreed to share his unique brand of eclectic surf art with, potentially, millions of viewers.

What sets The Paint Shop apart from the onslaught of reality television currently dominating the airwaves, however, is Drew’s educational approach, colorful designs, and surfer attitude. That and there’s no drama—the main ingredient in most other reality shows.

“We keep the negative drama out of it,” says Maria. “The downside is that our ratings will never be as high as Jersey Shore, but we want to show people that they can design a lifestyle where they are doing what they love for a living. We want people to see that it’s possible!”

And this wave-riding couple is doing just that. Along with their 9-year-old son, Dylan, the Brophys… CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST of this article on the Walter Foster Site!

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6 Responses to The Reluctant Star of The Paint Shop – Article by Walter Foster Publishing

  1. Penny says:

    Dear Maria and Drew,
    I just watched your TV show online. I was glued to the screen and watched the whole thing. What passion and enthusiasm you guys have. Your son is getting the most amazing upbringing!

    Maria, I found your blog because I searched for ‘artist success’ on Google. Thank you for sharing all that excellent advice. It’s a huge inspiration.

    Your blog and TV show have given me a lot of ideas for doing something that feels more ‘real’ to me. I’m a painter and illustrator, and you’ve made me so excited about my future.

    Your TV show is guaranteed to succeed, because it is so entertaining and engrossing.

    I love how ‘normal’ you make an artist’s life look. By that I mean being an artist is real, hard, dedicated work, and it’s a lot of fun.

    Penny from Auckland, New Zealand

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  3. Robb M says:

    Maria, i’ve been checking in with you and Drew since you guys went on line years ago and the new Paint Shop series just keeps getting better and better, this last one so great. The best half hour of my week!

    Production value is outstanding, and Drew’s narration voice reminds me of the great surf movies of my youth, (third row, surf theater Huntington Bch. circa 1975)

    Congratulations and continued success, hope this gets picked up by cable channels and more folks can enjoy.

    Respectfully… robb

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