This painting by Australian Artist Pat Murphy features the famous cliffs that create an entrance to Sydney Harbour from the open ocean. This scene can be experienced on the Ferry trip from Circular Quay top Manly.
Born in Holbrook, N.S.W. Pat Murphy 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 painting, and it wasn’t until the family moved to the city to live that she was able to devote more time to her art.
Pat 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. 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 are a feature of Pat Murphy’s work.
Pat spends time talking with people in the areas she paints. 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 holds many group and solo exhibitions. Recently Pat has had her paintings reproduced in print.
Pat Murphy is part of many private and Corporate collections.
Australian Artists Exhibition, London Bank of America
Berger Paints British Paints
Commonwealth Bank, London The Rice Board
Government of the Republic of China Johnson & Johnson
Mitsubishi Electric Wormald International