Following his formal arts education, Peter Murphy trained with iconographer Guillem Ramos Poqui in London. He has been Vice Chairman of the Society of Tempera Painters and is a member of The British Association of Iconographers. He teaches in the UK and abroad and leads groups on Sacred Art Tours to Italy and Sicily. He has been commissioned by a number of churches in the UK, notably Tewkesbury Abbey and Hereford Cathedral. Peter has also been employed for special museum exhibitions; he has recreated a triptych by Simone Martini for The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and created a mural of ten scenes from the life of Benedict Biscop for Bede's World Museum in Jarrow. Peter was one of a team on a BBC TV show which recreated a Botticelli painting in a week.