I am an illustrator who uses atmosphere and light to create dream-like images. With a sensitive approach, my work evokes sanctity through texture for projects in book publishing, editorial, and entertainment fields. ​I also am a guest artist lecturer. 

As a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, I earned my MFA and BFA in Illustration. I have taught as an adjunct instructor at such places as Syracuse University and Cazenovia College. 

My work has appeared in juried shows and exhibitions through the Society of Illustrators of New York/Los Angeles, 3x3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Infected By Art, ICON (National Illustration Conference), The Hive Gallery, Rogue Space Gallery, and the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Creative Quarterly also ranked my work as part of the "100 Best Illustrations of 2016".

I have also been acquired into the private collection of the Oneida Indian Nation.


My work has been featured in ImagineFX Magazine and international blogs such as Creative Boom, Creative Digest, and Supersonic ArtI am also a member of the Society of Illustrators.

Joseph M. Murphy | 315-447-5830 |  jmmurphyillustrator@yahoo.com