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My name is Alison Murphy and I have been practicing and selling my fibre art for the past 11 years.I have learnt to draw inspiration from the world around me. Playing with different colour combinations is what drives my art. When I find a new and exciting colour palette I actually start salivating - strange, I know!

My love of art and interest in design comes from my father. He was a high school art teacher. As a kid this was wonderful, as he’d often arrive home from work with a handful of clay, acrylic paints or left over oil pastels for my sister and I to experiment with. From a very young age my family were very encouraging and supportive of my interest in art. Once I was an adult, Dad and I spent hours talking about design, sharing discoveries and dreaming of creative endeavours together. Sadly and unexpectedly my father died two years ago. For a while I couldn’t face my studio and the creative proc…

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  • Joined February 7, 2012

Favorite materials

Wool, alpaca, mohair, ribbon, buttons, beads, tencel, seacell, silk, novelty yarns, recycled fabric, recycled wool sweaters

About

My name is Alison Murphy and I have been practicing and selling my fibre art for the past 11 years.I have learnt to draw inspiration from the world around me. Playing with different colour combinations is what drives my art. When I find a new and exciting colour palette I actually start salivating - strange, I know!

My love of art and interest in design comes from my father. He was a high school art teacher. As a kid this was wonderful, as he’d often arrive home from work with a handful of clay, acrylic paints or left over oil pastels for my sister and I to experiment with. From a very young age my family were very encouraging and supportive of my interest in art. Once I was an adult, Dad and I spent hours talking about design, sharing discoveries and dreaming of creative endeavours together. Sadly and unexpectedly my father died two years ago. For a while I couldn’t face my studio and the creative process, it felt empty without his influence. I soon realized that in order to heal and move forward I needed to make art continuing on my own creative journey by myself, and now I’m back at it, full swing.

I spent three years studying textiles, design and drawing at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Since then I have won numerous awards such as the Nel Oudemans Scholarship and the New Brunswick Arts Board Scholarship. I’ve also taught many workshops and exhibited my work throughout the Maritime Provinces. I have primarily sold my work through galleries and art shows and have my work in international private collections. Recently I decided that it’s time I offer my products to the online world, and am excited to join the Etsy community. I have also set up a website at www.JoyfulCoyote.com.

Most days you can find me in my studio surrounded by colourful yarns, fabrics and fibers, listening to CBC radio or music and singing at the top of my lungs while working. I feel very fortunate to live the life I do, and happily put creative energy into all aspects of my life.

I have a new facebook page and you can follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, just search for Joyful Coyote or click the links!!!

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