Oil on Canvas, 12" x 20" (Fr. 16 x 20)
A native of eastern Massachusetts, Jim absorbed himself in drawing as a child. He received his BA in Fine Art from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1969. Inspired by the regional landscape of northern New England, Murphy’s most satisfying experiences as a painter have been found along the coastal areas of outer Cape Cod, Cape Ann and Maine, as well as the wooded hill towns of Western Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. His plein air paintings reflect a deep love of place and respect for the quiet backcountry that defines the region.