Timemarked Land

430x430x30mm, Silk, card, resist medium, procion dyes,
Photographer, Patricia Murphy


Pattern of Rain

520x1420x35mm, Silk, card, resist medium, procion dyes,
Photographer, Patricia Murphy


Golden Orb

Silk, paper, card, adhesive, procion dyes, resist medium,
and applied to board, 700x700x40mm (including frame),
Photographer, Patricia Murphy


First Light (of the year)

600x1300x40mm, Silk, paper, card, adhesive, procion dyes, resist medium, and applied to board,
Photographer, Patricia Murphy


Azul Garden

Cotton, procion dyes, pigment, silk,card, adhesive on board, framed, 860x1350x40mm,
Photographer, Patricia Murphy


Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy creates contemporary wall-hangings and rugs in silks, cottons and other textiles.  Her work is centred on theories and properties of colour, exploring strong colours in particular, for their inherent properties of light and energy, and their relationship to nature and time.

Murphy’s compositions play with complementary and contrasting shades. She sets softly blurring colour fields against hard outlines and shapes to create distinctive abstract pieces, designed to generate energy and excitement in the viewer. Murphy continually experiments with method, developing her own mixed-media processes using dye, pigments, and elements of collage to build up multiple layers. She works mostly with silk for its vibrant and reflective qualities, which bring an intense luminosity to her colour compositions.

Patricia Murphy attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin where she studied painting, print and textiles.


Department of Arts, Culture & the Gaeltacht
Office of Public Works, Dublin
Department of Education
Department of Social & Family Affairs
The Naughton Foundation
Irish Life
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Sustainable Energy Ireland
Iarnrod Eireann
Louth County Council
St. Vincents College, Dublin
BDO Simpson Xavier
Department of Communications and Natural Resources
Louth County Museum
Central Bank of Ireland
Lapua Art Museum, Finland
State Street International

Selected Awards

2007 RDS National Crafts Competition, Winner, Tufted Wall-hangings / Rugs

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Sea Music, Carlinn Gallery, Carlingford, Co. Louth

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2011 Material and Messages, R Space Gallery, Lisburn, The Song of Amergin, Highlanes Gallery , Drogheda, Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; RHA, Dublin, Irish Textiles and Ceramics, New Ashgate Gallery, UK
2010 Irish Craft, Lapua Art Museum, Finland
2009 Irish Pavilion, 100% Design, London
2007-2008 Ecology, Mythology, Technology, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny;  Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2007 Seomra, Galerie Sema, Paris, France
2005 Piece, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Context Gallery, Derry



Contact Details:

Patricia Murphy
Co. Louth
087 2326245
+353 (0)42 9321433

E. patricia@patriciamurphyartist.com