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From an early age, I have enjoyed looking at life from different perspectives. I have always taken inspiration from reality to create my own dynamics. In the reality which surrounds us, there are so many visual things that people simply see. However, they do not necessarily notice everything, but just gain a general impression. I especially pay attention to the things that are often neglected or are not recognized as aesthetically pleasing and are, therefore, considered not worthy of being the center of attention. For example, I look at a collection of objects lying on top of one another, or next to each other, such as buildings and cities, the details of which are often overlooked and neglected. All these things have been created by man but have been largely ignored; they are there, but people do not see them. I find, feel and see all these things and believe that, by using the special language of my medium (painting), using symbols and a range of other techniques, I can enhance their visibility by recreating them in my own, individual way. I realized I ought to study fine art and, for four years, I was a student at Eskisehir Anatolia University, in the Faculty of FineArt, Department of Painting, in Turkey. My professional art journey started when having successfully completed the course.

I feel I am fortunate in that I have Turkish culture to draw on. This is a rich heritage of history and art (Greek, Roman, Byzantine, African, Arabic, and, of course, Ottoman). Each city in Turkey has a wealth of wonderful objects, textures, and relics. It is my pleasure to share with others the detail of my culture while, at the same time, learning about other cultures through art. Indeed, a large part of my motivation for coming to England was my desire to absorb more of the culture of western Europe by exposure to its art. During my time in England, I developed a love of English architecture and art. I am particularly impressed by gothic churches, towers, historical buildings and bridges. Also, I am fascinated by interiors that present a fusion of traditional and modern, and this has a major impact on my art.

I did live in Dubai for five years. Dubai is an artist, an architect’s and an interior designer’s dream. It also greatly inspired me. I know my artistic eyes could not stop gazing and finding creative inspiration. It is also important that an artist learns and constantly improves his or her knowledge by creating an individual style, which I believe I have. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I will always be an observer, which is a key factor in art and design.

I love all aspects of art and design – drawing; painting; interior design; fashion design. I cannot imagine living without art. I like employing techniques and forms which have not been used before, and I love the challenge of creating my own style. My aim in exploring such techniques is to present objects in a way which transcends time, and I believe only art and design could give me the artistic fulfillment that I desire.

Bahar Murphy

16 June 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
“Jump and Rise” – “Zıpla ve Yüksel”
60cm x 50cm, Mixed media collage on canvas by Bahar Murphy
13 June 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
My painting is being presented at the British Council’s Going Global Conference where more than 10,000 international education experts and specialists of Higher Education Universities around the world are debating and thinking about the future of Higher Education.
Environment: Our Home poster’s concept created by my sister Sirin Myles and this is the first time we collaborated together on this very important and global topic of what the universities’ international offices role in reducing the global carbon footprint and helping with the sustainability goals of United Nations. https://www.britishcouncil.org/going-global/posters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/164594459@N03/sets/72157714472524091/
I would like to thank you @sirinmyles @redcharlie_cello #www.smylesconsulting.co.uk #smylesconsulting #britishcouncil #goingglobal2020 #environmentallyfriendly
12 June 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
“Lockdown” – “Karantina”60cm x 50cm, Collage & mix technic on canvas by Bahar Murphy
Lockdown;
When the clock structs 12o’clock, we will be free said my internal voice. During the time of self-isolation, limited contact with only the people in my home, the volume of the laughter and cries had to be heard through the mediums of virtual communications. Creating a safe harbour in our homes and houses has been the motto of the world in protecting ourselves, our loved ones and the others!
The harbour has been battered and the water washed in so many sadness, worries but also extraordinary courageous stories of human nature rising up to the challenge and at time of crisis creating a ship and uniting together!
16 May 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
“Once Upon A Time” , “Bir Zamanlar”
90cm x 90cm, Collage & mix technic on deep canvas by Bahar Murphy
7 April 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
“Kingdom of Hope” , “Umudun Krallığı”
I would like to dedicate this painting to all those suffering from Coronavirus disease.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” ~ Revelations 21:4
“Her gözyaşı gözlerinden silinecek. Artık eski şeyler geçtiği için ölüm, yas, ağlama ya da acı olmayacak.”
90cm x 90cm / Collage – Mix media technic on canvas by Bahar Murphy
5 March 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
“Polyphony” ; “Çok Seslilik”
Cultural Diversity – Kültürel Çeşitlilik
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” — Mahatma Gandhi
90cm x 90cm, Collage – mix technic on canvas by Bahar Murphy
4 March 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
“Liberated Area” ; “Kurtarılmış Bölge”
90cm x 90cm, Collage – mix technic on canvas by Bahar Murphy
The Borderless World; Globalization, freedom, liberty and equal rights…
Sınırsız Dünya; Küreselleşme, özgürlük, bağımsızlık ve eşit haklar..
IMAGINE
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one
“John Lennon”
13 February 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
” Integration ” ; ” Bütünleşme ” ;
90cm x 90cm, Collage – mix technic on canvas by Bahar Murphy
11 February 2020 Wantage Oxfordshire
” Union ” ; ” Birlik ” ;
90cm x 90cm, Collage – mix technic on canvas by Bahar Murphy
“In Fire”
Undoubtedly, control of fire by early humans was a turning point in the cultural aspect of human evolution, but fire that cannot be controlled by modern humans will be the failure aspect of future human evolution.
“Ateşin içinde”
Kuşkusuz, erken insanlar tarafından ateşin kontrolü, insan evriminin kültürel boyutunda bir dönüm noktasıydı, ancak modern insanlar tarafından kontrol edilemeyen ateş, gelecekteki insan evriminin başarısızlık yönü olacaktır.
Bahar Murphy
To my beautiful sister @sirinmyles ” So many ways to out – Çıkmak için pek çok yol var ” 90cm x 90cm, Collage – mix technic on canvas by Bahar Murphy
“Persons, who knows that, that they will not be able to rest along the way when they took a path, will never get tired.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk”
” Multiple Possibilities – Çoklu Olasılıklar ” 30cmx40cm, Collage on canvas by Bahar Murphy
I encourage chaos. Creating is a process of making order out of chaos.
” Chaos ” 22cmx42cm, mix technic
”I learned about flying”
”Rhythm of the City”
”Here I am”
“Kingdom of Heaven”
“RUINS” 80cm x 30cm, Collage on Canvas by Bahar Murphy
“A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It’s called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the barbarians came they trashed it a long with everything else. The great Augustus, Rome’s first true great emperor. How could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, would be in ruins. It’s one of the quietest, loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up around it over the centuries. It feels like a precious wound, a heartbreak you won’t let go of because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked at around to this place, at the chaos it has endured – the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Birth”
“Stop! Just Wait” Collage by Bahar Murphy
” A Celebration of The Midnight ”
“Light from Darkness”
Collage, 42cm x 30cm 
“One upon a time in very remote lands, in a small quiet town, with the first light of the morning, the wind carrying the charm of the wish, the bird chirping in the garden, the little bell of the cottage with cat purr and said “be” and the existence of nothingness began to exist “
“Çok uzak diyarlarda, küçük sessiz bir kasabada, sabahın ilk ışıklarıyla, dileğenin büyüsünü taşıyan rüzgar, eserek bahçesinde kuş cıvıltıları, kedi mırmırı olan kulubenin küçük çanını dile getirip “ol” demiş ve yokmuşluktan var oluş başlamış. “