Precious Murphy - Palm, Palm Springs

Precious Murphy - Palm, Palm Springs

 Photograph by Mark Vessey

Photograph by Mark Vessey

Precious Murphy

Creating playful and intriguing images using a language of symbols, shapes, lines and colour. Precious Murphy blends technology, art deco and Nordic design to make simple things special.

Travel, music and global cultures provide a wealth of inspiration for his designs and print collections.
Precious says: 'From an early age, my Mother made sure that my sister and I were exposed to the arts. She always taught us to listen to music with our eyes closed and look up at buildings in the city. Thanks to her appetite for artefacts, books and music, I became aware of people such as Frank Lloyd Wright,The Beatles and Erté. Not a bad start to a life of creativity. While at school 

I found my love of symmetry and precision in Technical Drawing and my mind ran free around the world in Geography. 

While running an online gallery with my sister, being around inspiring art on a regular basis prompted me to get back on my own path which has brought me to where I am now.

Influential creatives that have made an impact on my life and work include Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret McDonald, the Bauhaus movement, Joan Brossa, Mark Wardel, Pedro Almodóvar, Depeche Mode, James Rosenquist and Zaha Hadid. 

I currently live in Brighton and as well as furthering my creative practice, continue to travel the world with one of my part time jobs as Cabin Crew for a large international airline and the other as a Gent's Barber/Ladies Hairdresser'