Artist StatementI am a husband & a Father, a man if faith as well as a man of color. It is these experiences that I seek to explore and share through my Art.
“For as long as I can Remember, I’ve always wanted to be an artist”, Remarks James E. Murphy Jr. as he recalls his 4th year in grade school, a pivotal point in his life where he decided to pursue his passion for Art. Later, James attended the Baltimore School for the Arts High School and afterwards the Maryland Institute college of Arts where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication. After college, James began his art career as a freelance illustrator completing illustrations and designs for numerous clientele including Physical Therapy Today Magazine and Umoja Children Greeting Cards; but today James focus is on his fine art drawings, paintings and reproductions which he distributes through his own company, Something For Your Soul Fine Arts. James’ lists of accomplishments continues to grow as his art has been featured in various exhibits, numerous art shows & festivals and also on Baltimore’s WJZ-TV Channel 13. Collectors may acquire James’ art through his website or by scheduling an appointment to visit his studio located in Downtown Baltimore’s historic Federal Hill Community. James sums up his work by simply stating, “I am a Husband and a Father, a man of Faith as well as a man of Color; Its these experiences that I seek to explore and express in my art.”