I have always had some sort of connection to the sea. The smell of it, the feel of it, the calm and the fury... Etched in my mind and one of my earliest memories is a story my grandfather told me of landing at D-Day, wading through the water to the shore, and the flash of a camera bulb in his face--his photo and that image taken by Robert Capa went on to become a very well known photo of that day and my first vivid connection to the sea. 

In my recent series "Sailors and Salts"  I have looked back on the sailors and fishermen who once wandered the streets of Provincetown,and also took inspiration from the landscape and artist cottages that dot the shoreline.

JULIE BOWERS MURPHY / ARTIST'S STATEMENT