25. Michael Vincent Murphy (WA)

12 March, 2021
25. Michael Vincent Murphy (WA)

$6,500.00

The Journey

Acrylic on canvas
92 x 122 cms
$6,500

Artist Statement

“A figure sits contemplating his walk with God. Recognising there is little he can do for God, other than trying to honour God’s wishes, he will take with him only a sense of right and wrong, loving-kindness and humbleness. Symbols include a lamp as the presence of God, a sword as an instrument of justice, a pelican as charity and loving-kindness, a donkey as humility, smoke for the burnt offering a ram’s horn for the thousands of sacrificed rams, oil jars for the rivers of oil, a daffodil for the first born, which also symbolises the question King Balak asked of Balaam. Fruit refers to Matthew 7:17-18’s notion of bringing forth good fruit.”

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Description

1943 Born in Poole, Dorset, England
1950 Emigrated to South Africa with parents
1960-83 Worked in commercial art field, painted in spare time
1984 Studied at Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa
1985 Started painting full time
1999 Present – Works and lives in Mandurah, Western Australia

EXHIBITIONS
35 group exhibitions
22 solo exhibitions

WINNER
Manjar Art Awards 2009
Rotary Club of Pinjarra Art Exhibition 2009
Perth Royal Art Show, best rural artist 2016
Busselton Art Award 2017
Represented in private and corporate collections in South Africa, England, France, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Italy, America and New Zealand.

Michael Vincent Murphy was born in 1943 in Poole, Dorset, England. In 1950 he emigrated to South Africa with his parents, worked in the commercial art field, later studying at Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa. By 1984 he was painting full-time. From 1999 to the present day, Murphy works and lives in Mandurah, WA. He has participated in 35 group shows and held 22 solo exhibitions. Awards include the Manjar Art Award in 2009, Best Rural Artist at the 2016 Perth Royal Art Show, and the 2017 Busselton Art Award.. He is represented in private and corporate collections in South Africa, England, France, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Italy, America and New Zealand.