Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy is a Texas Artists Coalition member living and working from Fort Worth, TX.

1. Where do you find inspiration and what motivates you to keep going?

There is nothing conceptual about my painting; I don't set out to get an idea across. I see something in the world around me which looks, at that moment, very beautiful and important and I want to paint it.

2. What is one thing you want people to know about you?

I prefer my audience, or a juror, to have no preconceived ideas or perceptions about me.

3. What role does the artist have in society?

Some art, sometimes, will impact some people, in a profound way - usually it is a curiosity, a pleasure, a social outing. At another level, it awakens something unconscious: a work can have countless different meanings to be seen and felt and taken away.