Patrick J Murphy

Patrick J Murphy

Temecula, CA, United States

About Patrick J Murphy



Patrick J. Murphy’s dimensional fine art is a unique combination of digital photography, sculpted paper, acrylics and pastels that result in eye-popping, three-dimensional impressionist pieces. His healing art work has the flavor of a Georgia O'Keefe painting infused with Murphy's childlike sense of discovery and playfulness.

A nature lover, he paints with light — from the earth, woods, mist, shadows, sky, flowers and fire.

Patrick is a classically-trained artist with a BFA from Chouinard Art Institute (California Institute of the Arts) where he attended on a Disney Scholarship. He then honed his talents, techniques and styles over a 35-year career in advertising and marketing.

As an advertising agency president and creative director, Murphy wrote, produced and directed more than 500 commercials earning him numerous industry awards.

Patrick’s original dimensional fine art works are custom sized to fit client needs. Each piece is professionally framed with floating mats, museum glass, archival paper, and gallery frame. A video of the work is available at: http://patrickmurphyfineart.com/galleryofartistp.html

In addition to offering existing works to collectors, he is now accepting commercial and residential commissions: 619-838-1170


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

"I was born with a powerful combination of artistic, entrepreneurial and spiritual interests, with “fire in the belly” for all three. My mother was a self-taught watercolorist who captured the most delicate flowers on small, napkin-sized paintings. She taught me how to work in that medium and also encouraged me to express my creativity in numerous other ways.

As a child, I loved to create movies in my mind and express those visions through drawings, painting and 3-dimensional constructs. I took everything apart to see “how stuff worked” - from pocket watches to plants, insects, fish and foul. I particularly enjoyed examining the insides of fish and chickens even as I struggled to understand where and how “God’s energy” resided. And I enjoyed designing and building short wave radios, model airplanes, rockets, spaceships and other flying objects. Classmates lined up for me to draw on the covers of their notebooks and I developed a following for my air-brushed tee-shirts. In my teens, I designed and built custom cars, organized and promoted car shows in Las Vegas, booking bands and producing advertising campaigns.

After college, I planned to become an architect. But after a few years working as an architectural draftsman, I changed direction to advertising, a career that could satisfy both my creativity and my need to earn a good living for my growing family. And it worked. As president and creative director of my own agency for 35 years, I introduced numerous new financial and technology products and produced more than 500 television and radio commercials as well as thousands of print ads, honing my sense of design, balance and precision. During those years, I also raised two amazing children on our organic avocado ranch while exploring the healing properties of nature.

I sold the agency in 2003 to focus my attention and energy on my first passion, art. Fueled by my love for nature, I found myself taking thousands of photographs of flowers, exploring new ways to approach them, to get inside them to see how there energy “feels” and “works.” With experimentation, I developed a unique way to combine photography with pastels, acrylics and water colors, sculpting layers of paper for unique, eye-popping 3-dimensional images.

My art celebrates the beauty in ordinary things, and elevates both the object and the art to a new form of expression. It gives me a chance to make my own artistic contribution to the world in an effort to help balance some of the chaos, and allows the viewer a moment of delighted childlike surprise as they peek inside at the wonder in each piece.

Education

Patrick is a classically-trained artist with a BFA from Chouinard Art Institute (California Institute of the Arts) where he attended on a Disney Scholarship.

He did post graduate work in Communications at USC, and trained under the personal guidance of famed television commercial producer, Stan Freberg.

He then honed his talents, techniques and styles over a 35-year career in advertising and marketing.

Events

Patrick Murphy's Dimensional Art Works were featured in the 2014 Temecula Art Walk, and received ribbons in the Juried 2014 Temecula Art League Merc Show, and the Juried 2015 Temecula Academy of Arts Show.

Exhibitions

My unique, healing art is now available for private collections. In addition, interior designers are commissioning custom-made pieces for their clients.