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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Jeanette Murphy

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18_MurphyMy design was intended to be simple and homey.  I used wood carving tools to imprint filigree leaves which surround the house and I have included a knot-hole.

I used non-toxic acrylic paint which I layered onto the leaves and fence to give them depth.

Artist Bio: Jeanette Murphy

My interest in all things artistic started with my involvement in the Great Arts program in high school.  Many avenues of self expression were available to me.  I worked in drawing, jewelry making, silk screen, wood carving, and printing.  Some of my projects were entered into an art exhibition.

After high school I began to raise a family and started working with textiles.  My textiles of choice presently are re-used jeans.  I also make blanket quilts.

I read about the Art Reach project, and although painting is new to me, I decided to give it a try.  I am satisfied with the result.

I have bird housed and feeders in my yard.  I feed the birds and deer daily.  My bird house expresses better than words, the joy I take in seeing them and the delight I take in nature.

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