Ann Dunphy graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art & Design and an MA in Fine Art from UWIC Wales.
While still a student in Crawford, Ann Dunphy's outstanding talent was already recognized and she won many important awards. Now that she has returned from her seven-year overseas sojourn this exhibition of new and recent works in Joan Clancy Gallery is sure to attract the discerning eye of loyal and canny collectors.
"It is" explains Dungarvan born Dunphy "by opening your eyes to other cultures that it allows you to add greater value to your own".
"Water has always been an important factor in my work and viewpoint has always been considered and manipulated to create dynamic compositions.
"Each painting places you into moments of movement and energy, reflection and tension. Colour and light splash and drip across the surface and the water and skies bleed. With some force, the contrast between earthy tones and vivid colour, carry the livestock boats and birds. They have become for me, a necessity to explore. The imagery breathes through".
She has exhibited at the Lavit, and Áras Mac Leinn UCC, Clotsworthy Art Centre, Co Antrim, and regularly at the Catmose Gallery Oakham, Welsh Millenium Centre Cardiff, Howard Gardens Cardiff. Dunphy enjoys the distinction of being selected as a finalist by Adrienne Dunne in the RDS Taylor Award.
Her solo exhibitions in the Old Market House in Dungarvan and in the Waterford Crystal Showrooms in Waterford were spectacular successes, and her work forms part of the OPW, Cork Opera House, WCC, corporate and important private collections.