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Artist Turns Her Talents to Fighting Cancer

June 28, 2011

Paulette Murphy

Paulette Murphy, Illustration 1987, a prominent Brampton illustrator, has published Recipe for a Good Life, a collection of recipes using ingredients believed to fight cancer. All proceeds from the book, designed by Dawn Friesen, will be donated to cancer research and support organizations. Diagnosed with cancer in 2002, she began researching foods to boost her immune system following her treatment for the disease. The book is available at:

Paulette's life as an artist has been marked by many stages. Currently the Director of Administration at Beaux-Arts Brampton (which she co-founded), Paulette was named that city's Arts Person of the Year in 2003. Her work hangs in numerous public and private collections. After graduating from Illustration as well as a teacher training course at Sheridan's Brampton Campus, Paulette taught watercolour painting at the college. She also taught for Brampton Parks and Recreation and for the Peel Heritage Complex. For many years she freelanced as a designer and portrait artist, and has created both representational and abstract 2D & 3D art works.