Kathleen Murphy

The Art


  • Primarily Acrylic 
  • Water Soluble Oil (WSOg

Approach / Inspiration

My preferred medium is acrylics and, most recently, I am experimenting with water soluble oils.


I grew up in Quidi Vidi Village, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Canada’s East Coast where I would pick wild flowers which were plentiful throughout the community. Quite often, I could be seen with a pencil, paper, a coloring book and crayons to bide my time.  I was thrilled to win a paint set at a sports day event when I was in elementary school. From coloring books to canvases, my artistic journey involves participating in workshops, en plein air painting, reading art magazines, visiting art galleries, and exhibiting in local, national, and international juried exhibitions and competitions.

Exhibitions / Awards 

I am new to botanical art and I am delighted to have had my work featured in Botanical Art Society of NL (BASNL) exhibitions which include:

  • Wild Flower Wonders, July 4 to July 31, 2023
  • Grounded in Memory, a collaborative curated exhibition by BASNL and the Craft Council of NL, August 18 – September 23, 2022
  • Rooted in Art Inspired by Nature, Grounds Café, Murray’s Gardens. St. John’s, NL, July 2 – July 29, 2021


  • Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Tuesday Art Group, MUN Botanical Gardens