Marie Murphy is an illustrator, painter and surface pattern designer based in York, England. Her work could be described as a mix of Midcentury Brutalism meets a riot of colour. Designs and paintings usually begin as ideas in a sketchbook as a line drawing or the use of bold blocks of colours and shapes. She then translates these ideas into painting and illustrations. These painting and illustrations then form the basis for her digital patterns, prints and embroideries. She is influenced by contemporary designers and artists such as Bridget Reily, John Pawson, and Anni Albers.
Marie is passionate about using the best quality materials for her luxury British-made products. Where possible, she sources materials and works with highly skilled craftspeople in the UK. For example, her digitally printed fabric made in Britain, using the latest print technology. For her sheepskins, she uses Irish and British sheepskin. Small scale producers in the UK carry out any large scale embroidery. Finally, specialists in Brighton print her artwork.
In addition, Marie makes sure her packaging is responsibly sourced. For example, 100% biodegradable and compostable cornstarch cello sleeves are used for all artwork where possible and Kraft belly bands are used on many other products. All orders are packaged using biodegradable envelopes and packaging.
Marie is available for commissions or collaborations, please contact us with any queries you may have.