Abby Howard Murphy

Celebrating the natural world

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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
River City Nocturne by Abby Howard Murphy
30 x 40
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Day's Gone By - Santa Maria Restaurant St. Augustine by Abby Howard Murphy
16" x 20"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Starlit Promenade by Abby Howard Murphy
Watercolor 8.5" x 13"
 
The Saint Augustine Marina and Lion's Bridge in the background are lit by stars and glow of lamp light along the waterfront by a sentinel of palms. Watercolor nocturne was completed on site 'plein air'.
 

 
Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Riverside Arts Market (under the bridge) by Abby Howard Murphy
17” x 21”
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Day’s End by Abby Howard Murphy
Acrylic 8” x 10”
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Heart of the City (St. Augustine, FL) by Abby Howard Murphy
12" x 24"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
12 months ago 
Fortitude of Roots by Abby Howard Murphy
Acrylic 30 x 40
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
12 months ago 
Ibis Sentry by Abby Howard Murphy
Acrylic 8" x 10"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
17 months ago 
Oregon Dune Flowers by Abby Howard Murphy
15.5" x 11.75"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
18 months ago 
Jax Skyline from Friendship Park by Abby Howard Murphy
9" x 17"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
18 months ago 
Marsh Lavender and Evergreen by Abby Howard Murphy
11 x 14
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
19 months ago 
Sunning Cat by Abby Howard Murphy
24" x 18"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
24 months ago 
Take Your Shoes Off by Abby Howard Murphy
20" x 16"
 
 

 
Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
25 months ago 
Sun Showers by Abby Howard Murphy
18" x 24"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
25 months ago 
Last Light (sunset on marsh) by Abby Howard Murphy
8" x 10"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
25 months ago 
Beachcomber in Red (girl on beach sand in red swimsuit) by Abby Howard Murphy
20" x 24"
 
 

 
Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
26 months ago 
Watchful (Roseate Spoonbill) by Abby Howard Murphy
Oil 8" x 10"
 
 

 
Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
26 months ago 
Hampton Ridge Blvd by Abby Howard Murphy
Acrylic 8" x 10"
 
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Abby Howard Murphy Posted Artwork 
26 months ago 
Fascination (girl in polka dot suit on beach) by Abby Howard Murphy
Acrylic 16 x 20
 
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Representation


J. Gregory Fine Art
Jacksonville, Florida - 904-305-9979

St. Augustine Art Association
Saint Augustine, Florida - 904-824-2310


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Biography
This award-winning northeast Florida artist developed a love of place and an appreciation for natural wonders as a child with some inspiration from an adventurous travel agent mother, a creative DIY father and an artist babysitter.  
 
Abby received a B.A. from the School of International Service at The American University with a minor in Environmental Studies, specializing in marine biology, limnology and law of the sea; interned for the International Institute for Environment and Development; created an illustrated guide to dune plants of the Turks and Caicos Islands on site; and painted scenery for the Connecticut Repertory Theater-Nutmeg Summer Series.  
 
Her perspective and subject matter continued to develop during a professional career addressing hazardous waste at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; consulting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Everglades restoration; launching the University of North Florida Environmental Center; educating youth and adults on the St. Johns River with SJRWMD; and assisting the North Florida Land Trust preserve ‘special places’ for generations.  While a banking executive she also developed themed event décor, created murals for non-profit causes and continued painting canvases winning regional awards. Now an artist full-time, she  is a featured artist at the J. Gregory Fine Art Gallery, La Venture Grove Gallery and participates in regional plein air events.
  
 
Working primarily in oil or acrylic,  vibrant seascapes, skyscapes and forests are inspired by her own photography, northeast Florida home or family's world travels.  Abby’s vibrant colors and play of light on water celebrate nature and occasionally capture a child entranced at the water’s edge … as she still is. 
  
Ms. Murphy is a member of First Coast Plein Air Painters, the Saint Augustine Art Association, the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach, Pines & Palms, Plein Air South,  Jacksonville Coalition for Visual Arts and the Cummer Museum of Art and [...]

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