Anthony Murphy, born in Buenos Aires, is an Argentinian-born English painter with strong Irish connections. He has lived and worked near Carcassonne, France since 1992.
Anthony attended Westminster School in London and during his teenage years enjoyed success as an actor, receiving an Emmy award for best actor in the starring role of ‘Tom Brown’s Schooldays’. The artist then went on to become a lawyer working in both Britain and France before becoming a painter full time, exhibiting on a regular basis over the last 30 years.
Simplistic in structure, Anthony Murphy’s paintings allow the two-dimensional canvas to dominate the forms of the composition, reflecting an exploration of space. With a strong tonal palette, the artist chooses an array of subjects from townscapes to still life to people engaging in everyday activity.
“Trial and error are my great masters. A painting is nothing more or less than a series of brush strokes; and each stroke one may say, if you like it, leave it, if you don’t wipe it off”.
Anthony mainly paints in oil and pastel and is known predominantly for his French and Irish scenes. His colourful Gauginesque paintings have become highly desirable.