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Joni Murphy


Joni Murphy is a full time Professional Artist in New Plymouth.

Deeply inspired by nature and books of traditional paintings made by Botanical artists from a young age, Joni's art is informed by living specimens gathered from her surroundings. Observing and recording using watercolor and ink, working large scale on canvas to create exciting, energetic works of many layers which seem to come to life.
"My intention is to evoke nostalgic memories of wildflower dells, native bush and forests, untamed nature. I hope to bring to attention the dependency we have on our botanical life, not only for physical well-being but for our spiritual/emotional well-being also."

Over the years of her practice, Joni’s work has developed a strong focus on indigenous and endemic plant life. Her aim is to bring awareness to the need to preserve and protect our native species, by showing them in beautiful works of art, developing connections and educating new audiences.
Working in fluid mediums, painting is an intuitive process, creating interesting spaces, a layering of experiences. It is a process of being present to what comes, discovering new subtleties. Responding to her immediate surroundings, recording the passing of time.

Joni has had a number of solo shows and been involved with many group and selected shows.
More info visit her website

Dip.Art&Creativity (Hons) 2019

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