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Written by Drew Brophy and Maria Brophy   -  you will receive a signed, printed copy of the book.


Follow 30 years of Brophy's surf art, struggle and success.  Photos, story and sketchbook entries of Drew Brophy's path as a surf artist.

This book is 128 pages with a soft cover.  It is Drew Brophy's "sketchbook" that follows his early days as an artist through multiple breakthroughs, challenges, disappointments and successes.  Included in the book: 


  • Sketches, rough and refined
  • Photos of painted canvas, surfboards, skateboards and illustrations
  • Lots and lots of painted surfboards

And so much more!


If you wanted to get into the mind of an artist who made a living painting surfboards and creating illustrations, this book is for you.


ORDER 2 OR MORE BOOKS, GET FREE SHIPPING by using this coupon code:  chasingwaves



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  1. Truly inspiring!

    Posted by Eva on 6th Nov 2020

    If you want to know how a true artistic career has developed and evolved? This is your book. Very inspirational read of someone who has been there and done that. Thanks Drew & Maria for the experience, totally loved it!

  2. Read this. Like...right now.

    Posted by Sara on 29th Apr 2020

    I zipped through this as soon as it was delivered. Drew's story really gave me hope that it is still possible to pursue an "impossible" dream and overcome the odds if you're willing to believe in yourself and put in the work to make it happen. The book certainly lifted my spirits and gave me fuel to keep creating. I'd recommend it to anyone that's striving to create a life that may not fit in society's typical box.

  3. You are a true survivor!

    Posted by P and J on 12th Feb 2019

    I want to thank you for signing our book. I couldn't wait to sit down and read it. Man....when you hear the term "starving artist" they were talking about you for sure. You my friend are a true survivor. With only $1.40 to your name and literally no friends or family I felt your pain as I was reading and choked up. And then to ride a bike 7 miles each way to work everyday is amazing. It was written very well without a bunch of big fancy words and I read most of it out loud to my wife. Was hoping to see them Grand Canyon SUP pics but maybe in the next book. The explanations of the pictures was cool and really helps to understand. The closing story about the painting of your dad, you and your son is a great ending. I have so much respect for you and Maria. This book inspires me to quit thinking about things I want to do and get to doing it. I am proud to call you and your family my friends. Take care.

  4. Life and times of Drew Brophy

    Posted by Jeremy Ievins on 31st Oct 2018

    Drew has been a major artistic influence on me and so many others around the world. His book is beautifully presented and includes so many photos of Drew’s amazing history of surfboard art. I’m stoked to see how Drew’s been living the dream.

  5. Best Book

    Posted by hoffmanp@mindspring.com on 28th Oct 2018

    Signed copy and great story ! Drew seems to amaze me. With everything he went through it made me appreciate his work even more today. Thanks for sharing your life struggles Drew.

  6. Inspirational and Dynamic

    Posted by Rick J. Delanty on 18th Oct 2018

    Drew and Maria Brophy have put together a book about their dreams and teamwork to get there that is visually eye-popping and inspirational. Drew's story carries a message of hope for artists that dream of making a living in the arts, and reveals that there is no such thing as failure when one is focused on success. Interesting behind the scenes anecdotes and drawings with a volume of full-color "Life Is Good" paintings. An energetic read about a passionate artist and his art.

  7. Best Art Book Hame

    Posted by aaron on 18th Oct 2018

    This is by far the best art book I have ever purchased. I’m a huge fan of Drew’s work and it was great to get some insight into the journey behind his art

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