" Personal experience has instilled Murphy’s new large scale paintings with an infectious sense of urgency. Murphy has developed her muscles as a painter. Murphy mixes abstract expressionist bravado with the passion found in great religious art from the Renaissance. Spectacular colors and wiggling shapes are designed to grab people. Murphy’s painterly marks are charged with an energy that is potentially volatile. If Murphy’s goal is to make such a destructive force as fire look beautiful, she has succeeded. On a deeper level, she ventures into real life experiences that are juicy, from which she gains plenty of impetus for creative action"

Jude Schweindenwein
The Hartford Courant