Martha Murphy, Painter


Hello, I am Martha Murphy, and I thank you for visiting my web site.

I am a self trained painter, and paint the urban environment.  I sell my art on the streets of New York City, and, since 2004, on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, which is outside the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the American Folk Art Museum.

My first oil painting of New York was of the Chrysler Building.  I believe it is representative of my work.  It shows my use of color and suggests the image by concentrating on a section of the building, rather than on the whole. Many people know this piece, since I sell it as a poster.

Recently, I completed a series of urban color patterns. Many of these color studies are urban forms and architectural details. I am told I construct paintings as a way of seeing how colors sit with each other.

I am also told my work evokes calm which is a nice compliment given this hectic New York City.

I hope you like my work and I welcome your comments. I am available for commissions, exhibitions, and my art is available for purchase.

Thank you so much for your support of my art.

Martha Murphy


welcome to the world as seen through my eyes

This is me trying to build a web site.  The others are examples of my work and where I sell my art.