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'Still Life with Daises' by Norma ...
'Still Life with Daises' by Norma Murphy
The Art Cellar Gallery will be presenting the paintings of well-known North Carolina artist Norma Murphy in an exhibition, "Woman in the Works," running Aug. 1 to 24.
According to The Art Cellar
, the show features a body of work that highlights the feminine attitude, with the artist's own aesthetic and personality at the core of her
works in watercolors, oil paintings and acrylic collage works on canvas, from tea scenes and florals to landscapes, each with her
distinctive style and interpretation.
Much of Murphy's works reflect her
interest in the impressionist masters and other artists who inspire her
, such as Matisse, Van Gogh and Picasso.
Known for her
ladies at tea, sewing circles and other social scenes, Murphy
inspiration from a childhood of solitude, which made her
feel "nurtured," she
grew up playing outside in the woods and creeks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, dreaming of ladies in flowery dresses.
would thumb through Sears Roebuck catalogues and cut out figures and outfits, making up games and outside adventures.
Having painted for more than 50 years, Murphy
has developed a deeper appreciation of life and art and the way the two can play off each other.
uses the canvas as a diary, in which she
stories in hopes of creating a timeless piece of art, saying, "I have survived life's little struggles so far because I have found in art escape, exploration, joy, solitude, companionship, confidence and growth."
An alumna of historic Berea College in Kentucky, she also received a bachelor of fine art degree from Appalachian State University.
has studied art all her
life through focusing on specific styles and periods and visiting major art exhibitions of the many artists who have influenced her
has won several awards and has been published in magazines, such as All About Women.
recently presented a one-day painting workshop in Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of Art
"Come experience the work of the popular and accomplished artist and join us in celebrating Norma Murphy's
work," Brown said.
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Norma Murphy's artwork will be celebrated this month at The Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk.
The August Anniversary Gallery Bash takes place at The Art Cellar Gallery on Monday, Aug. 20, and this month celebrates the work of artist Norma Murphy.
is the first artist represented by Pam McKay when she
opened the gallery 20 summers ago.
is well known throughout the state for her
range of paintings and particularly for her
"ladies at tea" or "in the garden.
works in oils, watercolors and acrylics, as well as in her
popular acrylics and paper on canvas collages.
A lifetime painter, Murphy studied at Berea College, Delaware State University and Appalachian State University.
work has been included in numerous prestigious exhibitions and publications and is included in corporate and private collections across the Southeast.
During the 20th Anniversary Gallery Bash, Murphy
will be at the gallery with new collages and to talk with visitors about her
artwork will be celebrated this month at The Art Cellar Gallery
in Banner Elk.
Artwork by Norma Murphy
Art - Mountain Times
The Art Cellar Gallery will be presenting the paintings of well-known North Carolina artist Norma Murphy in an exhibition, "Woman in the...
The August 20th Anniversary Gallery Bash ...
The August 20th Anniversary Gallery Bash will celebrate the first artist represented by the gallery, painter Norma Murphy.