Quarantine artwork by Mary P. Murphy
When everything shut down last March, several sisters, nieces and nephews and I amused ourselves by doing a drawing a day based on a set of words (similar to “Inktober”). The pieces shown here are a selection of the drawings I shared with my family during that first, and very scary, part of the shut-down. Connecting with loved ones, making art and laughing were a positive way for me to deal with the pandemic.
Last fall, The Art Students League of New York held a quarantine comics contest, and I compiled several of my drawings into a comic book page and submitted it. My page, along with comics from 75 other people from around the world, is now a part of the book, This Quarantine Life: Comics Anthology, available online from iBooks and scheduled for print this year.
Mary Murphy is a signature member of the Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS) and has been recognized in national and regional shows with master status and awards; most recently she’s been juried into The Art Students League New York City exhibition, “At the Table,” (2021), The Art Students League comic book competition, This Quarantine Life Comics Anthology (2020), Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors (2020) and the Cooperstown National Art Show (2020), and she received the Judge’s Choice Award at the 2019 CNYWS juried exhibition. Her website is www.marypmurphy.com