Jeffrey Murphy

Jeff Murphy paints in the style of the Tonal Masters with fresh vigorous brush strokes and exquisite tones of fresh colour and muted shades. With soft lost edges, Jeff aims to capture romance and beauty in his still life and floral studies with a veil of soft light, turning everyday objects into things of beauty.

He began his art career at the age of 27 at Sherbrooke
Art Society under the expert tutorage of Glenda Wise. 

Prior to his career in art, Jeff was an expert landscaper, which comes through his work today allowing him to expertly depict flowers in his painting.

Utilising his finely-honed eye for tone and detail, enabling him to capture the ephemeral beauty of his subjects, Jeff currently focuses his work on painting a range of subjects from simple floral studies to much larger works, including still life, portraits and interior studies.  

Jeff has been a Sherbrooke Art Society Committee of Management member for 15 years.  During this time he has served as President for five years, Secretary for one year and is currently the Treasurer.  


He also teaches the traditional method from the Meldrum Tonal School of Painters at the Gallery's school. 


Jeff has won numerous accolades and awards for his work including: 

  • Featured Artist in Australian Painters Magazine

  • Guest Artist of the Strathdon Community Art Exhibition

  • Awarded Winner Best in Show, San Remo Lions Art Show (2004)

  • Highly Commended, for Best Oil/Acrylic Painting, Sherbrooke Art Society’s Spring Exhibition (2010)

  • Awarded the Mavis Hill Award for Best in Show Sherbrook Art Society’s Spring Exhibition (2013)

  • Highly Commended for Best Oil/Acrylic Painting Streeton Roberts McCubbin Exhibition (2013)

  • Winner, Best Oil/Acrylic Painting, Sherbrooke Art Society’s Spring Exhibition (2014)

  • Awarded the Tom Roberts Award in the Streeton Roberts McCubbin Exhibition (2014 and 2019)


Jeff creates commissioned paintings, working closely with his clients.  He is also available for demonstrations and workshops for groups and societies, as well as teaching oil, acrylic and pastel at the Gallery's art school.  For more information contact Jeff on  or  0429 033 696. 


For more information please visit Jeff's website at

Sherbrooke Art Society, Inc 
62 Monbulk Rd  Belgrave VIC 3160 
ABN: 70 362 030 061
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