Patricia Murphy Artist

Artists Statement

I am an artist whose contemporary art work is immediately recognisable and includes paintings, wall hangings, public art installations and rugs.

My approach is abstract but the work is very much rooted in the natural world. It is a bout finding a visual expression for the energy which underpins nature.

What makes my work unique is my intuitive and assured understanding of colour. Described by Fintan O’Toole in an Irish Times article as dazzling, exhilarating colour is my signature and visual language. I am in love with the properties of light as perceived through the colour spectrum and my vibrant, highly desirable work exudes that energy. Mixed media, acrylic paint, dye, pigments and constructed collage are used to build up multiple layers of sensual colour creating glowing works that makes the heart sing.

I attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin where I studied painting, print and textiles. Having completed many large scale public commissions, my work is held in many public corporate and private collections.

Corporate / Commissions / Collections

Dept. Arts, Culture & Gaeltacht

The Naughton Foundation

Lapua Art Museum, Finland

Louth County Council

Central Bank of Ireland

State Street International

St. Vincents College, Dublin

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)


Office Of Public Works


Irish Life

Iarnrod Eireann


Irish Energy Centre

BDO Xavier Simpson