Friday 17 August 2018

Kathleen Murphy art exhibition at Mallow Library

Bill Browne

The public library in Mallow is currently hosting a two-week long exhibition of paintings by local artist Kathleen Murphy. 

Doneraile-born Kathleen, who has been living in Ironmines for the more than four decades, has always had a keen interest in art and enjoyed painting as a hobby. 

However, over the past six-years she has been taking her hobby more seriously and now boasts a more than 100-piece body of colourful works in acrylics and oils. 

"I draw inspiration from the everyday views that catch my eye, be they while I am on holiday abroad or simply the views and vistas that I encounter at home in Cork. I enjoy exploring these through the medium of the canvas using different shades of colour to bring them to life," said Kathleen. 

She said that over recent years family, relatives and friends had encouraged her to hold public exhibitions of her work. The first of these took place in Mallow library last summer, with other exhibitions of her work taking place earlier this year in Fermoy and Mitchelstown libraries. 

Kathleen has also set up her own website at which contains images of her works, all of which are for sale.

"The exhibitions and the website were the realisation of a long-held ambition to put my work on public display and I am delighted with the feedback received through both," said Kathleen. 

The latest exhibition in Mallow Library will be open to view from 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday (7.30pm Thursday) until Wednesday, June 20. 

The framed paintings on display be available to buy from Kathleen on 086 075 0124.