Artist Biography

Roger Murphy was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1939. He was apprenticed to a commercial printer as a lithographic artist and he studied life drawing under Jack Carington Smith at the Tasmanian School of Art.

Since 1989, Roger has painted full-time in watercolours and oils from his home studio at Kingston Beach, Tasmania, where he lives with his wife Jan.

He travels and paints regularly in Europe and the Pacific region and he has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas. Roger Murphy’s work is admired by art-lovers worldwide – his paintings are represented in many private and public collections. He is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. In 2005, The Mercury newspaper ranked Roger as ranked one of Tasmania’s Top Ten Artists.