Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts September Artist of the Month-Mary Jo Murphy

September Artist of the Month

Mary-Jo Murphy's passion for painting started as a child. Her subjects were things she found beautiful. Although she chose a career in health care, creativity was always a part of her life. While working as a nurse, she attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Inspired by the joy of watching her pets and their expressive faces, she began to mentally prepare a series of paintings of dogs' faces. Her dog images have evolved to include wilder creatures. She works mostly in acrylic but also in watercolor, pen & ink and copic markers. She loves color, texture and personality. Her animals are representaional but whimsical. Anything can become her canvas as she celebrates animals & their beauty. Stop in at the Harbor Village Gallery and Gifts to see this special show.