A former award-winning artist at The Washington Post, JoEllen has earned national recognition for her pastels. She concentrates on painting scenes from the Mid-Atlantic region, which she calls home. She paints en plein air whenever possible and sometimes uses the smaller paintings to create larger works in her studio. "There is a freshness that comes from painting directly from life," she says. "I love the vibrancy of pastels, my favorite medium, and I strive to find the beauty of ordinary subjects that we pass by every day." JoEllen is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and the Maryland Pastel Society. In 2015 she participated locally in the Solomons Plein Air Festival, hosted by carmen's gallery every September in Solomons.

JoEllen Murphy

JoEllen Murphy paintings can be ordered through carmen's!

Country Road
Moon Glow
Tuscan Hills
Autumn Golds
Blackwater Marsh
Solomons Sunset
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Below are a few of JoEllen Murphy's sold paintings

In the Glow
Venetian Glow
Zahniser's Brights
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p.o. box 466

14550 Solomons Island Road

Solomons, Maryland 20688

phone: 410.326.2549

fax: 410.326.3264

email: info@carmensgallery.com


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We are open only by appointment at this time.  We will keep you updated..

 To make appointment or purchase call Carmen at 410.610.4075.

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