Charlene Murphy was born in Massachusetts and spent most of her young adult life at Fernald State School.
While in her 20s, Murphy was placed at Gateway Arts as one of the original 8 Gateway artists over 40 years ago. Murphy loves to draw and paint, and primarily creates works in the fabric, paper, and folk art production studios. Murphy historically depicts men and women in the simplest form; however, her focus recently has turned to drawing and painting whimsical animals.
Murphy’s work has been exhibited locally at the Gateway Gallery, the Mall at Chestnut Hill in Boston, and Brookline Open Studios.