Be sure to view Daniel Patrick Murphy’s Portfolio of Art Works.
Daniel Patrick Murphy is known for his fine art stoneware portrait sculpture. Many people who see his work are surprised when they learn that it is actually stoneware and not made of wood. He uses a special technique that gives the pieces the rich look of carved wood. His subjects for his sculpted portraits include a Heroes of the Bible Series (for example, Abraham and Isaac, Moses, the Prophet Jeremiah, and the Apostle Peter), actors (Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Tom Selleck (currently in progress), and John Wayne), and past and current Presidents (Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump). Although his specialty is portraiture, he sometimes depicts motifs from Nature. He created a sculpture of an orca whale, and one of his vases (urns) features a handsome elk. He also uses Native American and Pioneer themes for some of sculptural pieces.