A true artist is driven by the never-ending desire to create.” ~Lee Hammond

My Latest Exhibits & Media Updates –

2019 ArtExpoNewYork; Booth #171; Pier 92, NYC
2018 Featured in Frisco Life; Dec Issue; Frisco, TX
2018 Curator for “Winter Cheer”; Texas Visual Artist Assoc; Dallas, TX
2018 Juried; Texas Visual Artist Assoc. Citation Show; Mesquite, TX
2018 Curator for RAW 1899; Bloom, San Angelo, TX
2018 “Artist Speaks”; Frisco Fine Art Gallery; Frisco, TX
2018 Featured Artist; Red Carpet Event “Thousand Roses; Lincoln Experience Center; Frisco, TX
2018 Featured Artist; Art of Music; Dallas, TX
2018 Featured in Frisco Life Magazine, Frisco, TX
2018 ArtExpoLasVegas; Booth #306; Las Vegas NV
2017 Juried; Visual Arts Guild Frisco; 1st Place; Discovery Center, Frisco, TX
2017 Featured Artist; Stetsons & Stilettos Ball; Love for Kids, Inc., Dallas, TX
2017 Juried; From the Mundane to the Specific; TVAA Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017 Juried; En Blanc; thegallery8680, Frisco, TX
2017 Juried; Membership Exhibit, Visual Arts Guild Frisco, Plano, TX
2017 Group Exhibit; Membership Show, Dallas Medical Center, Texas Visual Arts Association, Dallas, TX
2017 Group Exhibit; Frisco Art Association; Abstra(kt); Fund-raiser, Frisco, TX
2017 Group Exhibit; Beaudry Gallery, Design District, Dallas, TX
2017 Group Exhibit; Arts in Bloom, City of McKinney, TX
2017 Juried, City of McKinney Arts Commission, Unique by Nature, McKinney, TX
2017 Featured Artist; Radio Interview “Someone You Should Know” with Stuart Sax of KVGI, Frisco, TX; KVGI Radio “Someone You Should Know” 03/17/2017
2017 Juried, Texas Visual Artist Association, BEST OF SHOW, A Winter’s Tale, Dallas, TX
2017 Featured Artist; Frisco’s Community Impact Magazine; January Issue; Painter Overcomes Health Issues to Create Art; 01/12/2017
2016 Solo Exhibition & Sale, Life: Deck the Halls, The Cove, McKinney, TX
2016 Art Exhibit & Sale, SPACES, First Friday, Dallas, TX
2016 Art Exhibit & Sale, ArtSeenTour; #3b-Roots Bar, Frisco, TX
2016 Solo Guest Exhibit, Music in Motion, #MMSProject52, McKinney, TX
2016 Juried, Public Arts Committee, Frisco’s City Hall, Art in the Atrium 13, Frisco, TX
2016 Juried, Tyler Museum of Art, Art of Peace, Tyler, TX
2016 Juried, City of McKinney Arts Commission, Unique by Nature, McKinney, TX
2016 Thegallery8680, RED; Valentine Show; Frisco, TX
2016 Headliner Artist for Dallas Observer Artopia 2016; Centennial Park, Dallas, TX
1/1/2016; Dallas Morning News report on my #MMSProject52 in association with the City of Frisco’s Sculpture Art Walk to be held in October 2016.  Dallas Morning News; 01/01/2016; Frisco Association for the Arts speaks about project with Milessa Murphy
2015 Solo Exhibit & Sale, Frisco Discovery Center, Life: Putting the Pieces Together, Frisco, TX
2015 Curator for The Elements: Air, Fire, Earth, Water; Gallery3 Bishop Arts, Dallas, TX
10/08/2015; Opened a new fine art gallery with two other great artists…Darek A. Sanchez and Robb Conover.  Gallery Three is located at 1319 W. Davis, Dallas, Texas  75208. (Partnership dissolved; 2016)
08/18/2015; Southern France to paint with friend and artist, Nancy Medina; for three (3) weeks.
2015 Exhibit & Sale, 101 Artshow, The Vineyard Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015 Exhibit & Sale, It’s All Abstract From Here, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015 Juried, Public Arts Committee into Frisco’s City Hall, Art in the Atrium 10, Frisco, TX (3 pieces)
2015 Juried, 10th Annual Plano Art Association Show, 125 Plano, Plano, TX
2015 Juried, Stribling Art Extravaganza, San Angelo, TX
2014 Juried, Contemporary Fine Arts International Quarterly Show

Milessa painting in Venice, Italy

Milessa painting in Venice, Italy

Did you know I paint more than 5 days a week.  It’s my full time job!  So, what drives this desire?  I know immediately when I see IT.  If IT moves me enough to get the creative juice flowing in my mind…IT’s not something I even have to think about.  IT is immediate and spontaneous.  IT may be a picture, advertisement, flower, smell, smile, a thought, a dream. My blogging (or attempt thereof)…is creative and won’t always be blah, blah, blah “words”, but I will keep you up to date on my work or shows I’m in…dei gratia!