Mary P. Murphy
Please visit my artwork on this site, including
Floral
Figurative
Landscapes
Plein Air
Oils
Small things

Artist Statement

Time is unrelenting, but art comes close to stopping it for a moment.

I love times when light illuminates a surface, illustrates a face, delineates shapes, unveils the hugeness of the sky, betrays an emotion -- humor, innocence, sadness, love, passion, and so on, or simply helps us recognize our humanity.

Time has another interesting relationship to art: while I'm in the process of making art, time is irrelevant.

I am primarily a transparent watercolorist, but I am now experimenting with oils.

Follow my blog at Brief Moment of Fame, and my course Watercolor Flower Bouqet is now live at craftsy.com.

I'd love your comments on my paintings, blog and/or class; email me at Mary Murphy