T.C. Murphy

 


 Yellow Bird, Newgrange Series - Gouache on Paper

 

T.C. Murphy was born in Walkinstown, County Dublin in 1953. He went to school in Drimnagh Castle which he left at the age of 16 to take up an apprenticeship in the jewellery trade with Irish Diamond Jewellers. After four years he became restless and travelled to Denmark. Here he worked initially as a cutler, then became a forester and even spent some time labouring in a steelworks. It was during this period that T.C. began to paint.

He subsequently moved to Christiana, an experimental commune south of Copenhagen, where he devoted himself to his art. He spent four years in the artists' colony and sensing a Celtic impulse coming through his work, he returned to Ireland in 1988 to get closer to his roots.

 

Transported from Denmark, with backing from the Apollo Gallery, T.C. Murphy's work is now a showcase of promising talent, and has already proved itself a springboard to fame. He has participated in many group exhibitions since his return to Ireland, alongside solo shows including a one-man sell-out exhibition at the Apollo Gallery. T.C.'s work was also recently showcased in the popular NBC show "Lipstick Jungle" (from the makers of Sex and the City).

His palette is especially uncultivated, though no innocent artist would have chosen such psychedelic greens, reds and violent purples. His influences are numerous, which is not an amateur characteristic; they have been selected by sophistication. The Danish artist Asgen Jorn and Edward Munch have been a major influence, and inspiration also comes from the Cobra School of North European painting. Newgrange, an Irish heritage site, is a particular influence in T.C.'s work; this can be seen in his use of both curvilinear symbols (circles, spirals, arcs, dots in circles) and rectilinear symbols (radials, parallel lines, chevrons). All of which are found carved in the Neolithic passage tomb of Newgrange.

His spiky manner of painting, his colours, Murphy's celebratory images of the cosmos and interest in the subconscious guarantee a vibrant canvas. It is partly an artistic revenge on an Irish art world dominated by dull greens and murky browns. TC Murphy is currently represented at the Duke Street Gallery.
 
 
 

35 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 35.

  ARTIST/TITLE PRICE  
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Sunset over Galway Bay
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

SOLD
€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Newgrange
Gouache on Paper, Framed
56cm x 76cm (22" x 30")

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Flying South over Newgrange
Gouache on Paper, Framed
56cm x 76cm (22" x 30")

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Peace
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Sun shower over Connemara
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
River's Source
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Sun over Connemara
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Crescent Moon over Newgrange
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Watching the Crops
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Self Portrait
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Clouds Over Newgrange
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Salmon of Knowledge
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Bird of Paradise
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
T.C. Murphy T.C. Murphy
Hill of Tara
Acrylic on card, Framed
41cm x 30cm ( 16'' x 12'')

SOLD
€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
Icarus
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
42cm x 59cm (16.5'' x 23.25")

SOLD
€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
In the Poppy Field
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
56cm x 38cm (22'' x 15")

€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
Mother Nature
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
56cm x 38cm (22'' x 15")

€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
Ritual
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
56cm x 38cm (22'' x 15")

€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
Wheat Fields
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
42cm x 59cm (16.5'' x 23.25")

€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
Lagoon
Acryilic on fabriano, Framed
42cm x 59cm (16.5'' x 23.25")

SOLD
€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
In the Woods, Glendalough
Acryilic on fabriano, Framed
42cm x 59cm (16.5'' x 23.25")

SOLD
€290.00
T.C Murphy T.C Murphy
Summer's Coast
Acrylic on fabriano, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€190.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Summer Harvest
Gouache on Paper, Framed
41cm x 58cm (16" x 23")

SOLD
€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Landscape Soul
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm (30" x 22")

SOLD
€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Bird of Paradise
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm (30" x 22")

SOLD
€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Salmon of Knowledge
Gouache on Paper, Framed
56cm x 38cm (22" x 15")

SOLD
€290.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Far Gone
Gouache on Paper, Framed
56cm x 76cm (22" x 30")

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Shine
Gouache on Paper, Framed
56cm x 77cm (22" x 30")

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Life at Sea
Goauche on paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Warrior Once
Gouache on Paper, Framed
56cm x 76cm (22" x 30")

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Lands End
Gouache on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Bird of Pardise
Gouache on Paper, Framed
34.5cm x 53cm (20.5" x 13.5")

SOLD
€290.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Mask
Gouache on Paper, Framed
34.5cm x 53cm (20.5" x 13.5")

SOLD
€290.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Bird of Paradise Series
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
55.5cm x 75cm (22" x 29")

SOLD
€490.00
TC Murphy TC Murphy
Bird of Paradise
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
36cm x 55cm

SOLD
€290.00
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