CAROL MURPHY
Pastels, Watercolors, Mixed Media
For most of my life, I wanted to be an artist and in 1999 I finally decided to pursue my desire. After taking a drawing class and then studying pastels, I was fortunate to attend the pastel conference in Santa Fe, NM, with notable artists such as, Lorenzo Chavez, Maggie Price and Doug Dawson. I then joined the local art guilds in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs and officially became an artist.
I'm still amazed that I can make a piece of paper become a picture. I especially enjoy painting clouds and trees and love the interplay of light and shadows. I love using color and trying new techniques, ideas and subject matter. And of course, I'm always striving to be better. My latest interest has been watercolor done in the abstract style. I had the privilege of studying with Marble, Colorado, artist, Connie Hendrix and found that I thoroughly enjoyed the flowing colors and freedom of expression that watercolor brings to abstract art.
My husband, family and friends are all very supportive and encouraging and their energy helps keep my creativity flowing stronger.

Contact Carol: through the gallery   email: cmurphy@coopercornergallery.com   tel: (970) 379-0502 

Gallery
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Size given is the image size not including the frame.  Price includes the existing frame with museum glass.  Contact the artist  to see the framed image.

  1. $650
    Blue Sky Waterfall - 20" X 26" watercolor
  2. $350
    Autumn Hike - 17 " X 11" pastel
  3. $650
    Forest Path - 24" X 36" pastel
  4. $650
    Green Bear - 20" X 28" watercolor
  5. $225
    Purple People Eaters - 13.5” X 9.5” watercolor
  6. $175
    Hayes Waterfall - 8.5” X 11” pastel
  7. $750
    Iris - 22” X 30” watercolor
  8. $225
    Podology - 13.5” X 9.5” watercolor
  9. $200
    Red Trees and Shed - 9” X 12” watercolor
  10. $350
    Strings and Things – 15” X 19” mixed media
  11. $275
    Outer Banks - 13.5” X 9.5” pastel
  12. $225
    Tide Pools – 16” X 14” watercolor on yupo paper