Carol Murphy

Carol Murphy

Carol Murphy, soft pastel artist

After enjoying a career in advertising and marketing, Carol Murphy began to pursue painting in soft pastels, specializing in portraits and scenic images from her travels.

And then one day while doodling, the doodles turned into squiggles and her current pastel technique “kinetic color” was born. It has now become a trademark of her unique imagery.

Beginning with simple shapes and simple designs, Carol applies a fabric of brightly-colored interwoven line work. Layers of different colors intertwine, with the background color peeking through to additional effect. 

While inspiration comes from all spectrums of life, what Carol enjoys most about her current work is showcasing the vibrancy of pastels as a medium. There is something joyful about the circular, patterned lines and the bright, juxtaposing colors seen in Carol’s work. And that’s exactly what she includes in every piece of her lively pastel artwork.


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Artwork by Carol Murphy

Paintings in gallery:

Some Toucans Have Blue Feet  15 x 10” (shown above)
Cozy Cabin  17 x 9.5”
Eclipse  10.5 x 14.5"
CamoFish  14 x 11"

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