As we count down to Paint Annapolis 2016, MFA will be featuring diffrent artists of the day to let you learn more about the people who are competing and exhibiting in Paint Annapolis.

Paint Annapolis 2016
Competition: May 30th through 
Exhibition: June

JoEllen Murphy

JoEllen considers herself primarily a plein air painter. She paints mostly in the mid­Atlantic region and has a studio in Northwest DC. She is currently represented by two east coast galleries. She has been accepted and won awards in several national and regional pastel and plein air shows.

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In her past life she was a medical illustrator, an art director at The Washington Post and a portraitist. She found her true calling when she picked up her first pastel stick. “Pastels are a combination of drawing and painting, plus the medium in unsurpassed for its color vibrancy” she says.




She has been juried into plein air events up and down the Eastern seaboard including Easels in Frederick, Wayne and Paint Annapolis among others.

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