Wendy Murphy was born in Farnborough in Kent in 1956 where she spent her childhood and early adult life. In her late 20s she had a complete career change from working as a typesetter in London and after studying for 5 years, she obtained a diploma with distinction in Graphic Design from Canterbury College of Art, and a BA (Hons) Degree in illustration, from Brighton Polytechnic.

In 1990 she moved to Gwynedd, Wales, where she works as a professional painter and lectures in Fine Art and Life Drawing at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor.

She has won several prestigious awards for her painting - including having been twice 1st prize British National winner in the Laing Landscape painting competition and twice 1st prize winner in the 'Welsh Open' MOMA Wales art competition. In 2004 she won 1st prize in 'The Spirit of Llyn' art competition at Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw and has appeared on television in a programme featuring the National Eisteddfod of Wales. She exhibits her work throughout the UK including London and Cardiff.

"I gain inspiration from direct observation of the landscapes, people that I know and things from my everyday life. Colour is an important element in the work – my aim being to create mood and intensity through the juxtaposition of certain colours.

The painting process I find both painful and exciting. I encourage serendipity by working quickly and allowing the paint a certain amount of freedom. Often I work over the top of older paintings as I love the excitement of glimpses of another life showing through beneath the pictures, I feel this adds an element of suggestion and surprise to my work.

As an artist I draw great emotional support from walking in the Welsh hills and listening to music, which I find uplifting."

Wendy's solo exhibition, 'Wendy Murphy Creates a Scene' will open at 2pm on October 10th, 2021 and will continue until December 24th

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Works on Sale

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Heddwch / Peace

Heddwch / Peace

£ 2800

87.5 x 113cm - oil on board

Birthday Flowers

Birthday Flowers

£ 2700

84 x 103cm - oil on board

Buttercups

Buttercups

£ 2600

75 x 87.5cm - oil on board

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

£ 2500

77 x 80cm - oil on board

Nain's Jug

Nain's Jug

£ 2400

71 x 84cm - oil on board

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

£ 2200

64 x 68.5cm - oil on board

Gwyn

Gwyn

£ 2300

66 x 85cm - oil on board

Racing

Racing

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57 x 54.5cm - oil on board

Fifty Shades of White

Fifty Shades of White

£ 2100

61 x 68.5cm - oil on board

Brondanw Garden

Brondanw Garden

£ 1850

63 x 84cm - oil on board

Nora's Garden

Nora's Garden

£ 2200

62 x 71cm - oil on board

"Drop It"

"Drop It"

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57 x 65cm - oil on board

Summer Storm

Summer Storm

£ 2200

65 x 70cm - oil on board

Du a Gwyn / Black and White

Du a Gwyn / Black and White

£ 2100

63 x 73.5cm - oil on board

"Leave it Brian"

"Leave it Brian"

£ 2300

62 x 68.5cm - oil on board

Aberaeron

Aberaeron

£ 2300

63 x 68.5cm - oil on board

Country Walk

Country Walk

£ 1950

65 x 67.5cm - oil on board

Snowdonia Farm

Snowdonia Farm

£ 2300

63.5 x 71cm - oil on board

Eira / Snow

Eira / Snow

£ 2300

61 x 71cm - oil on board

Lynn

Lynn

£ 1200

60.5 x 62.5cm - oil on board