We are Murphy Wood Art.
Like most good stories, ours started at the Jersey Shore where we met and married. Life unfolded, and now we are raising our family just over the border in New York, our home state. Given our ties to the beach and the time we still spend there, you’ll see our love of the ocean represented in much of our work.
Kevin started woodworking many years ago as a hobby, building furniture, Adirondack chairs, and other items. As he got more skilled and gained interest from friends and family, he branched out to other items, such as carved wood stumps, flags, and custom wood décor.
I have been creating art since childhood in a variety of mediums, such as watercolor, oil, and acrylic. When I saw what Kevin was doing, I saw an opportunity to collaborate and expand my craft. Not every husband is willing to share his woodshop and teach his wife how to use power tools, but so he did, and I learned to translate my skills to wood often incorporating other textures such as glass, stones, and metal.
Each piece is created with care, attention, and most importantly, love. Knowing that each piece will hold a special place in your home or serve as a gift for a loved one, we are honored and grateful for the opportunity to create for you.
~Kevin & Margaret
Busy Workshop Day
Working side by side on multiple projects
Argentina's Sun of May
The middle panel needed a hand-painted Sun of May for the Argentinian flag!
Monty the Mascot
Even our poor mascot can't avoid the sawdust!
Staining in the Workshop
Mags stains boards for an upcoming project.
Final Touches on Lettering
Tools of the Trade
Tools laid out as Kevin assembles some boards.
Paint, Brushes, Blowtorches
A great deal of time and materials goes into each piece.