Brian Murphy Brian Murphy

Brian grew up in New York and moved to California in 1980 and was soon enrolled in the School of Arts at the United States International University, in San Diego. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Commercial Art. He quickly immersed himself in the Plein Air movement that was growing in Southern California and with in months he was showing his work in a gallery in Laguna Beach, the seaside town where many of the early California painters lived and worked. In 2003 he moved to Virginia where he resides today.

I try to capture the natural light and temperature of a landscape in my paintings. I stay true to details of a particular location while maintaining loose, bold strokes. The breadth and complexity of his work grows stronger each year, as does his subject matter with painting trips to Europe and travel within the US.

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