Big News… Happy Dance!

I applied for and have been juried into the Bayou City Art Festival. That in itself is pretty awesome because it is one of the big art shows in the US. But the BIGGER news… I am over the moon excited to be chosen from the group of 300 talented creatives who will be exhibiting there the last weekend in April… as the FEATURED artist! What an honor…Can’t stop smiling! 🙂

They chose this painting of mine to use for all of their promotional materials, “The World Beyond My Ball”… I am still pinching myself that this is real. Anyway, if you are in the Houston area that weekend, please come by. I will have a double size tent in the front (one of the perks of being the featured artist) and I will have LOTS of new work that weekend! And if not… watch my facebook fan page, because I will be posting my new work there in the coming month and beyond.

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April Murphy

When I was in college, I was captivated by a painting at a nearby art museum: “The River Seine at Chatou” by Andre Derain. I would go and sit in front of it every week. Something about the colors…It JUST made me feel good. No matter what my mood, when I looked at it, I smiled. When I left, I felt happy. My goal as an artist is to do for others what Derain did for lighten a mood and bring a smile….a pretty top-knotch way to make a living in my book!


  1. Jim on March 11, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Congratulations!!!! It’s beautiful!!! I’m colored blind so I see things a little differently, but I love the form and color of this piece.
    Is the original available for sale?

    • amurphy on March 12, 2016 at 6:51 am

      Thank you! It will be available at the Bayou City Art Festival at the end of April. 🙂

  2. C Teddy on April 26, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Congrats – so Happy for you ?

    • amurphy on May 3, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Thank you SO much! It was such an honor. 🙂

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