Artist suzanne elizabeth murphy

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"To see clearly, you must first feel deeply."


In 2008, Suzanne Murphy created Open Sky Studio & Gallery in Tarpon Springs where she paints and exhibits. She has been teaching there and at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Center in Craig Park for the last ten years. Until a few years ago, she was on the Faculty at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and served on the Board of the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee which directs the city's Public Art Program. A Kansas City native, she began her artistic career in black and white as a fashion illustrator and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute.
In 1976, she moved to New York City where she took classes at the Art Students League and studied costume design, set and lighting design at the Polakov Studio and Forum of Stage Design. She considers the bounty of art museums and galleries in New York to be her most valuable education and inspiration as a painter. After moving to Colorado in 1993, she began to paint on canvas using rich colors lit by an Impressionist's attention to movement of light and shadow and evolving as a Contemporary Realist. Her paintings create a heightened sense of place and time, and she hopes that her images arouse a feeling of well-being and bring viewers closer to the stillness and beauty in their own lives.
In 2018, Suzanne welcomed Artist and Poet, Percy Kleinops as a Studio Partner at Open Sky Studio & Gallery where they create not only paintings but Limited Edition gifts from their images. Find them in Campus Run Plaza, 907 Klosterman Road E., Tarpon Springs, FL
Suzanne is a member of PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists), NOAPS (National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society), Dunedin Fine Arts Center and the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg.

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