Artist Statement


Murphy

SOFT PASTELS & WATERCOLORS

original fine art

Colors, patterns, the human figure and environment are the heart of my paintings.

hahrt:

  • the center of the total personality, especially with reference to intuition, feeling, or emotion.
  • the innermost or central part of anything.

Human spirit, emotions, the senses and movement influence how I paint. It is the root of my creative process.

roo t:

  • the fundamental or essential part.
  • the source or origin of a thing.

Soft pastels on watercolor paper has been my primary medium for over 25 years. The exploration of texture, line, patterns, and movement continues to evolve. This has started to include playing with different materials like thread, beads, and natural objects into my pieces.