Drew and Maria Brophy had a dream:  To inspire your imagination by making art easy and fun for everyone.

Drew began this adventure over 25 years ago, traveling and painting with locals in small towns all over the world.

He discovered that art can change a life; when someone is given the right tools and techniques, regardless of natural talent, that person can become an artist.  

As they both traveled to places like Australia, Mexico and Europe, they found that some of their students not only learned how to paint, but they were able to create a viable living with what they learned.

After years of sharing techniques one-on-one, they wanted to reach even more people:  home-schooled kids, gifted artists looking for new mediums and adults who want something fun to do.

Maria compiled all that she had learned from building a business around art and started teaching other artists.  She has built a program to help artists learn how to grow their own business around their art.

Together, Maria and Drew founded Brophy Art Academy, an online community that fosters art, confidence and encouragement.

They hope to Inspire Your Imagination and make art fun for everyone!


Drew Brophy married his passion for surfing and art and has been a full time professional artist his entire life.

As a teenager, Drew developed a special painting technique using Uni Posca Paint Pens.  This technique enabled him to make a full time living as an artist and illustrator. He’s traveled the world painting and surfing and spreading the joy of art for over 30 years.

Drew loves sharing the joy of art with the world.

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Maria Brophy is author of the Amazon Best Selling book, Art Money & Success, and is an art licensing and business consultant.  Since 2009, Maria has helped tens of thousands of artists increase their income and learn how to run their art business for fun AND profit.  

Maria loves to help artists see their potential and help them reach it.  

Together, Drew and Maria’s Mission is to Inspire Your Imagination by sharing fun and easy to learn art and business techniques and by making life easier for artists. 

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