Maria Murphy is a contemporary figurative Artist from Ireland working and living in Stockholm. She studied Fine Art Painting in the Limerick School of Art and Design Ireland and has exhibited in Sweden, Australia and Ireland.
A wide range of imagery is used in her work from everyday life, historical artifacts, idealized images of social media and her own street photography. Expressive brushstrokes and colorful pallets are used to invoke sensation and atmosphere. Color acts as a fundamental element that adds satirical commentary to her work. Sketchbooks are a vital component in Marias work as she draws upon visual thoughts and afterthoughts. These are incorporated into her paintings.