Copyright 2014 - 2016 Sterlingheart, Inc. | 619-838-1170 | pat@PatrickMurphyFineArt.com
WHY I MAKE ART
I have always wanted to discover, understand and capture the spirit and energy of that force hidden inside everything in creation. And I always thought, some day I’ll take a break from heading an advertising agency and fully develop my artistic interests. Some day I’ll have time to create art that delights, inspires and heals. Some day.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and I realized my time of being physically able to create fine art was shrinking. So I went to work developing a new 3-dimensional mixed-media technique that combines my interest in photography, digital painting, sculpted paper, acrylics and pastels. This technique enables me to create dimensional impressionist pieces that pull the viewer into the art. When I am creating a new piece, I feel as though I am an observer watching the work emerge on its own right before my eyes.
My classical training at Chouinard Art Institute (Cal Arts) many years ago included every discipline from design and color theory, to metal sculpture, life drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and advertising design.
I am inspired by artists (Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keefe, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet), photographers (Man Ray, Tom Kelly), poets (Mary Oliver, Rumi), fashion designers (Edith Head, and Bob Mackey), and designer/illustrator Marvin Rubin.
My current Dimensional work has won numerous awards in Juried shows, including Best of Show. But the best reward of all is seeing the delight in peoples faces when they install one of my works, and hearing the joy in their voices when they say things like, “I love this piece — It makes me feel happy.”
Collectors can view and purchase my dimensional art and prints from my website, www.PatrickMurphyFineArt.com, online at www.SatchiArt.com, or at Off Track Gallery, Encinitas CA. I accept Commissions and work with collectors and interior designers all over the country. Call me: 619-838-1170