Katharine Butler Gallery
1943 Morrill Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941.955.4546

Artist receptions and

Third Friday Towles Court Artwalks

are 3rd Friday of each month from 6-10 pm.

 

 

DONALD MURPHY

(OIL)

Donald Murphy

www.murphyartist.com

murphyartist@gmail.com

Artist Statement

                                              

           My art has no deep meaning or hidden message.  I paint what I see and like.  I enjoy the challenge of painting reflective surfaces and bold shadows and light.  I like to exaggerate my colors and give the painting an interesting painterly texture.  I enjoy painting still life, urban landscapes, and plan to add figurative pieces to my portfolio.

Biography

                       

            Donald Murphy was born in White Plains, New York in 1974.  He moved to Florida at a young age and grew up in Port Charlotte.  Throughout his life, he has always been involved in anything artistic.  Murphy attended Manatee Community College where he received the “Outstanding Student Artist” award.  He was persuaded to attend Ringling College of Art and Design.  He graduated RCAD in 2000 with a BA in Fine Arts, majoring in illustration.  Post Ringling, Murphy was a designer for a map publishing company.  After 8 years at a desk job, he is now a full time painter and father to a beautiful new baby girl.


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Trolley

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

Bakery

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

Ybor Rooster

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

Ybor Shop

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

Crossing 7th

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

Morning Paper

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

On Duty

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

Scooter

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

St. Armand's Sunset

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

The Court at Dusk

Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

 

Two Windows

Oil on Canvas