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About Martine Murphy

Martine Murphy Headshot portrait by my son Simon Murphy
I was born in Hope Hospital Salford in 1957 and shortly after we moved to Ireland, from where my ancestors fled during the famine of 1847. I absorbed the basics of life and painting from my father, James Cassidy. In my late teens I went for night classes to the National College of Art, Dublin. I spent five years working in a Graphic Design studio. The influence can be seen in some of my paintings, a merging of graphic and decoreltic styles, a phrase coined by my father. However, I have developed various painting styles. I was chuffed when one of my paintings won a master class with the renowned contemporary artist Irish Robert Ballagh. One of the peak moments in my life was when he allowed me use his own brush for blending! The painting I completed at that workshop, The Turf Cutter was sold shortly after. The one painting I regret selling. I have also an interest in photography and I have uploaded a number of photos that are also available here.

Over the years, I have used my creativity and art within the community. I was a part of ArtMart, a community art and environmental group founded by my father, James, Seamo, Cassidy that painted community murals way before street art became popular. I believe that like many of the visual and performance arts, painting transcends race, colour, religion and gender as a form of self expression and communication. I am married, have five children and seven grandchildren to date.

I paint in a variety of mediums. My main subject inspirations are the things that speak to me personally and evoke emotion, whether it is a sunset warming rocks in the Burren, a ruin, steeped in bloody history or a hen on a mission in a farmyard in Diggle. I work from my studio in the heritage town of Trim, Meath Ireland.

Recently I have started to upload digital images of my paintings and photography. It has opened up a whole new creative venture.

Martine Murphy