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artworks by  Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI

Sandy Murphy RSW RGI lives in Ayrshire and makes frequent trips to paint in Dumfries and Gallloway.

He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1976 to 1980, where he was a pupil of Robertson, Shanks and Rae. He then completed a teacher training course and worked as a teacher until 1985 when he became a full time artist.
Sandy paints richly textured oils. His intimate, carefully considered works represent the best of Scottish painting.

Biography
1956                  Born in Irvine, Ayrshire
1975-80        Studied at Glasgow School of Art
1979                  Scholarship at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
1981-85     Secondary School Teacher, Ayrshire
1996                  Elected RSW
2000                  Elected RGI


Awards
1989   Highly Commended, Laing Competition
1991   Highly Commended, Laing Competition
1992   Highly Commended, Laing Competition
1993   Highly Commended, Laing Competition
1994   National Prize Winner, Laing Competition
1994   Mary Armour Award, Paisley Institute
1995   National Prize Winner, Laing Competition
1997   National Prize Winner, Laing Competition
1998   John Gray Award, RSW
1999   Highly Commended, Laing Competition
2000   Sir Gillies Award, RSW
2005   May Marshall Brown Award, RSW


Solo Exhibitions
1986   Main Fine Art, Glasgow
1988   Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow
1990   The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
1991   Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1992   The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
1993   Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1995   The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
1995   Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1997   The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
1998   Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1999   Thompsons Gallery, London
2000   Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2001   John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
2003   Panter and Hall, London
2003   Waterford Gallery, Hale
2005   Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2006   John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
2007   Rodger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2008   Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow
2009   Panter and Hall, London
2010   McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas

Group Exhibitions
Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow
Castlegate Gallery, Cumbria
Catto Gallery, London
Courtyard Gallery, Crail
Falle Fine Art, Channel Islands
Flying Colours Gallery, London
Frames Gallery, Perth
Green Gallery. Aberfoyle
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Lemon Tree Gallery, Cornwall
Mall Gallery, London
Michael Main Gallery, Glasgow
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Panter and Hall, London
Richmond Gallery, London
Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow
The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
Thompsons Gallery, London
Thompsons Gallery, Alderburgh
Tolquon Gallery, Aberdeen
Vicarage Cottage, Newcastle
Wade Gallery, Fife
Walker Gallery, Harrogate
Waterford Gallery, Hale


Annual Exhibitions
RGI - Glasgow
RSW – Glasgow
Paisley Art Institute

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