Born in Holbrook, N.S.W. Pat has always had a love for drawing and enjoyed art during her school years. Her interest in oil painting was kindled while on their property near Binnaway with her
husband Bernard and four small children. However, during this period in her life Pat had only
limited time for art, and it wasn’t until the family moved to the city to live that she was able to devote more time to her painting.
Pat Murphy has a natural talent and an understanding of the bush, which allows her to capture both the scene and the atmosphere on her canvas. Pat and fellow artists, frequently venture out to the bush in search of new and inspirational scenes. These have ranged from panoramas, to serene rivers, coastal vistas and lovely old gold mining towns, highlighting the features of these areas such as the huge old river gums, the mist in the Blue Mountains and the cows and sheep grazing in contentment. These trips also allow Pat to meet the people of the area, again aiding her ability to capture the true essence of a place. It is through learning their stories and understanding the history of a place that Pat is further able to enhance the feeling of country life.
Pat is a member of the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society, and has held many group and solo exhibitions since 1980. Recently Pat has had her paintings reproduced in print.
Pat Murphy is well represented in many private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas,
Australian Artists Exhibition, London
Bank of America
Commonwealth Bank, London
The Rice Board Government of the Republic of China
Johnson & Johnson
Represented by Gannon House Gallery, Sydney.
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