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PETER MURPHY ARTISTS STATEMENT

My work is influenced by the great spiritual painting of the past. My working techniques are derived from the methods used by the great Byzantine iconographers and trecento Italian masters, such as Simone Martini. I paint in egg tempera on panel; my work is also often ornately gilded and decorated. I love the flat bright colour quality that tempera has and the way that it interacts with burnished and punched gilding. Paintings on panel like this often have a sculptural quality and real physical totemic presence that can cross the boundary between painting and sculpture.
My subject matter is often very traditional and I carry out quite a lot of commissioned work for church patrons. I am for example, currently working on a series of paintings of the life of St Ethelbert, for a new shrine in Hereford Cathedral.
Recently, I have been painting, in the in the style and format of traditional icons and altarpieces, images of my musical heroes, such as John Lennon, Elvis and Jimi Hendrix. These images strive to synthesise my love of medieval religious painting and psychedelic poster art and music of the 1960,s. I am seeking to create a new iconic tradition for the latter day saints of Rock and Roll who were seekers after truth, peace, and tolerance.
All you need is love as somebody somewhere once said.

David Bowie

David Bowie

26cms x 22 cms
Egg tempra and gold leaf
£1200

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Limited edition prints of this work are available from an edition of 400 within these sizes:

152 x 101 cm £500(canvas) £350(paper)
101 x 101 cm £300(canvas) £225(paper)
61 x 50 cm £180(canvas) £110(paper)
40 x 40 cm £115(canvas) £50(paper)

To order email fraser@gggallery.co.uk or call +44(0)2085408296 now!

George Harrison

George Harrison

92 cms x 48 cms
Egg tempra and gold leaf
£6000

To buy this work, or to view it, or for more information email fraser@gggallery.co.uk for details now!

Mark Bolan

Mark Bolan

92 cms x 48 cms
Egg tempra and gold leaf
£6000

To buy this work, or to view it, or for more information email fraser@gggallery.co.uk for details now!

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

48 x 42 cm
Egg tempra and gold leaf
£2200

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Limited edition prints of this work are available from an edition of 400 within these sizes:

152 x 101 cm £500(canvas) £350(paper)
101 x 101 cm £300(canvas) £225(paper)
61 x 50 cm £180(canvas) £110(paper)
40 x 40 cm £115(canvas) £50(paper)

To order email fraser@gggallery.co.uk or call +44(0)2085408296 now!

Jimmi Hendix

Jimmi Hendix

48 x 42 cm
Egg tempra and gold leaf
SOLD

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Limited edition prints of this work are available from an edition of 400 within these sizes:

152 x 101 cm £500(canvas) £350(paper)
101 x 101 cm £300(canvas) £225(paper)
61 x 50 cm £180(canvas) £110(paper)
40 x 40 cm £115(canvas) £50(paper)

To order email fraser@gggallery.co.uk or call +44(0)2085408296 now!

Trecento Madonna

Trecento Madonna

26cms x 22 cms
Egg tempra and gold leaf
£1200

To buy this work, or to view it, or for more information email fraser@gggallery.co.uk for details now!

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