gillian MURPHY

Artist

Welcome to Gillian Murphy’s website

Based in Dublin and a graduate of The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Gillian Murphy is an artist and a graphic designer. Gillian’s current work is strongly influenced by the landscape of the West of Ireland, with a particular interest in the area around the Burren.

Gillian’s paintings are inspired by the fickleness of the Irish weather, the ever-changing light and the mercurial moods of the Atlantic. Gillian paints in acrylic, oil and mixed media and her work ranges from loose ephemeral landscapes to richly textured semi abstract compositions.

Landscape

Landscape

Many of Gillian’s paintings are inspired by the unique and beautiful landscape of the Burren in the West of Ireland. The magical play of light on water is at the core of her current work.

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Seascapes

Seascapes

Drawing on inspiration from the rugged Atlantic coastline these paintings by Gillian Murphy capture the energy of the sea and the delicate light that is unique to the Western seaboard of Ireland

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Abstract

Abstract

Gillian’s large abstract and semi-abstract paintings, often composed in mixed media, are heavily influenced by her landscapes and seascapes, expressing more fluid interpretations of this landscape and the distilled emotions the scenery evokes.

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Still Life

Still Life

Drawing inspiration from a host of everyday objects these compositions reflect the beauty to be found in the ordinary, often favouring shape and symmetry and the play of light over colour.

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