Patricia ‘Murph’ Murphy’s new paintings continue her study of the figure.  But these paintings delve into new territory both in their use of bright colors and their subjects.  In some of the work she uses sculptural figures as her models, among them Maillol’s “The River.”  Others incorporate abstract and formalist components.  “I approach these paintings as an exploration of color and composition using the figure, repositioned from painting to painting, as the vehicle for the work.”