Martin Murphy’s career has been a mix of oil painting, visual effects for film, and as a performer in musical theatre. After studying Editorial Illustration at Ontario College of Art Martin performed across Canada in such productions as Cats, The Stratford Festival, and Phantom of the Opera while painting portrait commissions in his spare time. Once retired from theatre Martin moved to California to work for LucasFilm's Industrial Light and Magic working on such films as Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and Jurassic World as a digital artist and supervisor. Martin currently paints full time out of British Columbia and Ontario. His oil on canvas subjects range from figures to still life and a fascination with koi.
I love texture. I enjoy the challenge of trying to faithfully represent surfaces. Wood, skin, metal, water, I love it all.