Laura Murphey is a Birmingham based artist. She recently graduated from the core program at Grand Central Atelier in NYC. She has been painting for over 40 years. She likes to paint portraits, landscapes, and still life in oil and always from life. Her favorite subjects are the everyday things in nature that have beauty and give simple pleasure. She abhors perfection and instead believes that your very best is good enough and imperfections are what make a painting unique and appealing. She loves the freshness of alla prima painting but uses long painting to improve her alla prima skills.