Brenda Murphy

Brenda Murphy

“Light, texture and composition are the foundations of my art. My love of horses and the Western lifestyle are a never-ending source of inspiration to me. It is gratifying when I am able to represent my subject with beauty, accuracy and authenticity.” –Brenda Murphy

Brenda Murphy’s love for the West is evident in her sensitively rendered drawings of horses, cowboys and ranch life. She’s a multi-award winning artist who achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington then worked for years as a graphic designer and illustrator.  From this foundation she moved on to establish a career in fine art, exhibiting in top galleries such as Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming; Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona and Texas Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Brenda has received numerous accolades for her artwork including the 2003 Patron’s Purchase Award at the Bosque Classic in Clifton, Texas; the 2005 Patron’s Choice Award at the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife in Jackson, Wyoming; the 2006 Museum Purchase Award at the Desert Caballeros Museum’s Cowgirl Up! Show in Wickenburg, Arizona; and the 2008 Patron’s Choice Award at the National Cowgirl Museum’s Heart of the West Show and Sale in Fort Worth, Texas.   She has been featured in major publications such as Art of the West, Southwest Art and Western Horseman Magazines. Her Limited Edition prints can be purchased through Reata Gallery. She is represented by Trailside Galleries located in Scottsdale, AZ and Jackson, WY and by Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, AZ.

Born and raised in Texas, Brenda fosters a close relationship with area ranchers who provide inspiration, resources and a valued critical eye to insure authenticity in her work.  She and her husband, Tom, reside in Arlington, Texas where she maintains a studio in her home.