About Jill
 Born in Fort Kent, Maine in 1968 and raised in upstate New York most of her life, Jill Murphy is a representational artist. She paints in oil and pastel and is also a graphic artist. Jill is primarily a self taught artist who began painting when she was young. She spent many years traveling through the Adirondacks and through parts of Canada and Northern Maine to visit family. She gained a love for rugged wooded landscapes and majestic views of mountains and waterways. These early observations now reflect in many of her paintings today. She also developed her painting style by studying many instructional books and taking a few painting workshops. She later developed an interest in Graphic Art taking classes at Sage College in Albany. Jill worked at the New York State Bar Association as a Graphic Artist for many years before becoming a full time artist.
Jill has had works commissioned for Great Camps in the Adirondacks. Her work has been in Juried art shows, local libraries and is displayed in private collections. She currently is a member of Oil Painters of America, Saratoga  Arts Council,  Colonie  Arts League and North Country Arts. She lives in Halfmoon, New York with her husband, Tom and three daughters, Heather, Colleen and Evelyn.