Wednesday, April 27, 2011

JoEllen Murphy

At their  Peak © JoEllen Murphy
Name:  JoEllen Murphy
Bio:  JoEllen received a BFA in medical illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979, and began her career at the Boston University School of Medicine where she illustrated medical textbooks for four years. For  twenty-four years, she was an artist at the Washington Post, where she won numerous awards from PRINT, the Society of Newspaper Design and the Art Director’s Club of New York for both illustration and design.
More recently,  she has been accepted into numerous juried shows and  has received national recognition for her pastels. She also came in first place (the artist’s choice award) in a plein air competition in 2007 through the Yellow Barn studio in Bethesda, Maryland.
She has taken workshops with Richard McKinley, Susan Ogilvie, Margaret Dyer, Doug Dawson, and Wolf Kahn.  She has also taken oil painting classes with Jill Phillips and Susan Yanero at the Washington Studio School (focusing on the figure and still life) and has studied with Glen Kessler and Walt Bartman at the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society. JoEllen is also part of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios in Arlington. JoEllen lives in Washington DC.
Medium: Pastel; oil
Subjects: Figurative; Landscape.
Style: Impressionist.
Navigation: FASO website
Gallery: Studio Landscapes; Plein Air Landscapes and Interiors; Figure Work.
Image View: The large thumbnails enlarge in a new page and may be saved. At their peak is 6 x 20 ins.


  1. once again thanks for your hard work! her works are beautiful! by the way - my doctor said that before they made anti-depressants - people ate chocolate that's why i say that the ART of the dance is like 'eating' chocolate!

  2. This is a great work of art! The woman looks great!...Daniel

  3. Well, chocolate is full of "Happy hormone" - and dark chocolate is chock-full(!) of anti-oxidants. What's not to dance about?
    By the way, did I ever mention Richard Calmes'photography website - it's THE BEST site for dance photography. You can access it at