michael murphy - original paintings

new paintings
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Michael studied Art and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1977 to 1981, thereafter teaching the subject in England before returning to his native Scotland. He likes to keep brush strokes lively and free in order to allow the viewer's brain to do part of the work. Once a piece of work is beginning to 'read' Michael's love of texture becomes more evident in his use of the palette knife and other methods of applying his medium which serve to keep the painting enlivened and loose.