Murphy Adams

Painter Murphy Adams creates mixed media works primarily in acrylic and ink on paper. Her pieces explore the complexities and absurdities of daily life. Drawing on elements of folk & outsider art her quirky, naive style is intentionally childlike, alphabet blocks spell out heart breaking messages and words packed with emotional heat are scrawled in brightly painted backgrounds. Murphy uses both hands to draw and paint with; her left helps attain the looseness she desires in her pieces. Color and texture are integral to her work, and her technique includes using multiple layers of jewel tone color combined with matte medium and colored inks. Funny, awkward or even beautiful situations are the subjects in her intimate paintings, as well as personal obsessions & the extreme thoughts that we all occasionally entertain. There’s a cartoon-like innocence to her pieces as well as a healthy dose of snarky irony. Her small paintings spew raw emotion; love, hate, joy, regret, revenge, despair, failure, rejection but mostly hope.

Adams studied art at Long Beach State University quite a few years back. She has also designed and created many public art pieces including murals, mosaics, and sculpture. She shows at numerous galleries throughout the country and is in collections throughout the world.

White Russian by Murphy Adams

White Russian by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams White Russian mixed media on paper, 4.5″ x 6.5″ $125. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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Hand Over The Twinkies by Murphy Adams

Hand Over The Twinkies by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Hand Over The Twinkies mixed media on paper, 4.5″ x 7″ $95. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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Frenemies by Murphy Adams

Frenemies by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Frenemies mixed media on paper, 4.5″ x 7″ $125. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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Even My Dog Barks Your Name by Murphy Adams

Even My Dog Barks Your Name by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Even My Dog Barks Your Name mixed media on paper, 4.5″ x 7″ $125. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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A Pair Of Bears by Murphy Adams

A Pair Of Bears by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams A Pair Of Bears mixed media on paper, 4.5″ x 7″ $125. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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I Don’t Understand by Murphy Adams

I Don’t Understand by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams I Don’t Understand mixed media on paper, 4.5″ x 6.5 $125. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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Ignoring Morning by Murphy Adams

Ignoring Morning by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Ignoring Morning mixed media on paper, 4.5″ x 6.5″ $125. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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Hiding Out by Murphy Adams

Hiding Out by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Hiding Out mixed media on paper, 5″ x 3″ $75. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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Boners For Beatles by Murphy Adams

Boners For Beatles by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Boners For Beatles mixed media on paper, 5″ x 3″ SOLD from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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Talk to Me by Murphy Adams

Talk to Me by Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Talk to Me mixed media on paper, 3″ x 5″ $75. from the feature exhibit: The Weird and The Wonderful, May 2013…

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