Monday, March 14, 2016

Limited edition art by acclaimed alumnus painter

Executive Director of Athletics Vince Baldemor
by Murphy’s painting located at
the HPU Welcome Center, Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Brendan Murphy (BA ’94), a world-renowned fine art painter, created a painting entitled “Wonder of Expectations,” to commemorate the university’s 50th anniversary. To Murphy, who grew up in Rhode Island and starred on HPU’s 1993 NAIA Championship Basketball team, giving back to his alma mater meant capturing—for him—what HPU is all about. While creating the piece, the two thoughts that resonated with him most about his HPU experience were “diversity” and the “beauty of Hawai‘i.”

Mahalo to former HPU student-athletes Murphy and Araby Patch (BA ’94) for partnering with HPU Athletics to provide this exclusive offer to the HPU ‘Ohana as a way to give back to their university.

Interview of Murphy on his HPU commission here.

Murphy on KITV here.

There are 2 ways to purchase your painting:
1. Direct from HPU Athletics
o 250 prints in 10” x 15” size, and 250 prints in 16” x 24” size
o Unframed 10” x 15” = $150
o Unframed 16” x 24” = $300
o Unframed can be picked up at HPU Athletics office 1060 Bishop, 4th Floor, Honolulu 96813 or mailed (shipping charges will apply)
o Unframed paintings will receive a tax deduction
o Special offer! – HPU faculty, staff, alumni will receive 20% off if purchased by April 1 (only valid for unframed paintings through HPU Athletics. Offer not included if purchasing through
2. Direct from
o Framed 10” x 15” = $225
o Framed 16 ”x 24” = $400
o No tax deduction by purchasing from this site
o Brendan Murphy will commission 85% back to HPU from sales

Brendan Murphy currently works from his studios in Malibu, California and Brooklyn, New York. Some of his celebrity clients include Kevin Spacey, Will Ferrell, Richard Branson, Larry Ellison, and tennis stars Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic. His paintings are represented in over 500 collections and have been featured in museums and galleries throughout the world.

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