Jan
21
2011

I have always talked to students about artists that have influenced me over my career. It’s important to remember that artists never work completely in isolation; we all need that vital bit of inspiration to get our creativity going. This can emerge at any moment, and we can help our cause by being visually aware […]



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Jan
9
2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops has broken the $1 billion (£647 million) sales barrier, figures show. Sales results suggest it took just six weeks to do it. Only Call of Duty and Avatar have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly. I am not surprised that I work with so many students now […]



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Jan
2
2011

Finalising your UCAS application I am sure that most students have finalised their UCAS application by now, but I have just received a few emails of late asking for a bit of advice. I always stress to students the importance of making their final decision after all their interviews are completed. The key areas I […]



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Dec
21
2010

Hi everyone, it’s great to get to the end of a long term with the thought of a couple of weeks off to recharge the batteries and the chance to catch up with a few friends. I have really enjoyed the last few months work, both in the studio and out on location. It’s been […]



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Feb
21
2010

Hi All As you know, last week  I was working with a group of students in Morocco.  The visit went much better than I could have expected both on a personal and professional level.  The students had a wonderful opportunity to experience the wealth of dramatic landscapes Morocco has to offer, and I’m sure this […]



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Oct
28
2009

Hi, This is my first blog since the new website came online.  Apologies for some of the delays in transition but I am confident all the new developments will be worth the wait. I hope you like all the new changes so far, I know that I am really pleased with the design of the […]



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May
4
2009

Jessica (from London area)   I am a textiles student, and I have been told to look at your drawings to help me improve my own work.  I really struggle with drawing and just do not know where to start. To be honest with you Jessica, I get asked this question quite a lot.  I think […]



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Apr
26
2009

I have just started work today on a new series of etchings taken from my recent visit to Whuzen, China.  The initial drawings I produced look good and given the strength of the compositions I think they will make an interesting series of prints.  The region itself is over a thousand years old, with the […]



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Apr
11
2009

My new drawings will be on exhibition later in the year.  The images are taken from my visits to China and are focused on the Pagoda rooflines and the guardian figures .



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Mar
27
2009

My website www.ianmurphyartist.com will be undergoing a lot of changes in the next 12 months, due mainly to the demand for more images relating to my current work, and requests for more detailed information about my working processes.  I am currently working with a design team to build a comprehensive catalogue of short videos and […]



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