The self-taught artist has lived in the county for 20 years and credits her mother with inspiring her love of art. She enjoys traveling and visits museums for inspiration,
always making it a point to drop in on her favorites: Vuillard,
Manet and van Gogh.
About Now Playing, Murphy says, “The Lark Theater is such a
quintessential Marin icon and having seen it shuttered and then
thankfully saved, I really wanted to honor its current splendor.”
With a love of nature born of time in Montana, the Sierras and the California coast, Michael Ryan has made capturing what he sees in these
places a lifelong pursuit. His goal with his photographic
images is to inspire the viewer to connect or even recon-
nect with the natural world.
“Early on in my landscape photography journey, I found
fog to be a frustrating adversary that often concealed more
than it revealed,” Ryan says of this shot taken on Ridgecrest
Road at Mount Tamalpais State Park. “However, with experience, I began to better understand fog’s nuances and realized
that it can bring a special quality to just about any scene.”
25” x 33”, acrylic on canvas