Artist Michelle Murphy-Ferguson

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Michelle Murphy-Ferguson is a Northern California painter, born in the mill town of Scotia and raised in the Eel Valley town of Fortuna. She has had a lifelong devotion to the Arts. Her works include landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and portraits. Whether working in plein aer, or alla prima in her studio, she strives to bring the viewer into reflecting on the world around us. Inspired by past and present artists, she continues learning and studying, for painting is an ongoing process. She has studied abroad in France, Germany, Italy and has participated in workshops in Southern California. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally.  Public and Private Commissions:2003 Private Collection, Aminata Maiga Ka, Dakar, Senegal, Africa2002 Lamscheid Town Hall, Germany
Plein Air Painting Competitions:
          Mendocino Plein Air Open Paint Out --- Honorable Mention for "Marriage Problems...Dick's Place" Nocturne
2016 Plein Air on the Lost Coast, located in Shelter Cove, CA. --- Artist Choice Award at the
            2 hour Quick Draw Competition
2016 Frank Bette Center for the Arts Plein Air Paint Out, Alameda, CA. 
2016 Monterey Bay Plein Air Painter's Association with Natividad Foundation Show:
           Received an HONORABLE MENTION, Feb. Salinas, CA. 
2015 Mendocino Open Plein Air, Mendocino CA
          Received a 1ST PLACE OIL    
2015 Big Blue Live: The Artists' View, MBPAPA & Monterey Arts Council held at the Museum of Monterey
            Received an HONORABLE MENTION
2015 Big Sur Plein Air, MBPAPA & Studio 1 Gallery, Big Sur CA
2015Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alameda CA
2014Lost Coast Plain Air, SCARF, Shelter Cove, CA
2014 Mendocino Open Paint Out, Mendocino, CA
2014Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alameda CA
2013  Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alameda CA
2013  Art [...]

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