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artworks by  Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI

Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI lives in Ayrshire and makes frequent trips to paint in Dumfries and Gallloway. 


He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1976 to 1980, where he was a pupil of Robertson, Shanks and Rae. He then completed a teacher training course and worked as a teacher until 1985 when he became a full time artist.


Sandy paints richly textured oils. His intimate, carefully considered works represent the best of Scottish painting.



1956 Born in Irvine, Ayrshire

1975-80 Studied at Glasgow School of Art

1979 Scholarship at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

1981-85 Secondary School Teacher, Ayrshire

1996 Elected RSW 

2000 Elected RSW Elected RGI



1989 Highly Commended, Laing Competition 

1991  Highly Commended, Laing Competition 

1992  Highly Commended, Laing Competition 

1993  Highly Commended, Laing Competition 

1994  National Prize Winner, Laing Competition 

1994  Mary Armour Award, Paisley Institute 

1995  National Prize Winner, Laing Competition 

1997  National Prize Winner, Laing Competition 

1998  John Gray Award, RSW 

1999  Highly Commended, Laing Competition 

2000  Sir Gillies Award, RSW 

2005 May Marshall Brown Award, RSW 


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