"Fern and Glory 1, 2013, 42 x 48 in., Mixed Media on panel
Murphy uses multiple painting mediums to achieve a intricate color-rich surface; techniques such as encaustic, venetian plaster, collage, dutch metal and acrylic. Pop culture, repetitive pattern, and line drawing inform her paintings. Murphy’s art studies include RISD, Print Design,the International Institute Madrid Spain, and a fellowship at Griffis and Orpheus Foundation, Bulgaria. In addition Murphy was a draftsman on the Sol LeWitt "Wall Drawing #1196" at the New Britain Museum of American Art.