Artist: James J. Murphy of Cleveland, OH
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A Cleveland native, Jim attended Hocking Technical College to earn an Associates Degree in Natural Science and The University of Akron where he studied Graphic Design. He has been a commercial artist for more than 25 years. He owns and operates Murphy & Co. Graphic Communications, an advertising agency in Lakewood, Ohio.
Jim began drawing at a young age. His interest in art continued throughout high school and he began painting in his college years. Self-taught, he works in oils and acrylics, and focuses on a wide array of subjects, including waterfowl, wildlife, sports scenes, and landscapes. Jim primarily paints as a hobby, describing his style as “realism with an impressionistic influence.”
Jim has received many awards in the field of commercial art, including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards from the Business Professional Advertising Association, as well as Silver Awards from the Cleveland Society of Communicating Arts. His work has been shown in local Cleveland galleries, and he has participated in the Michigan Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print, Ohio Duck Stamp, and Federal Duck Stamp competitions.
Jim is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys fishing, bird hunting, and playing tennis and golf.