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Joni Murphy

"My intention is to evoke nostalgic memories of beach flora, wildflower dells, native bush and forests, untamed nature.

Joni Murphy
Joni Murphy

Artist Biography

Joni Murphy is a full time Professional Artist in Taranaki, New Zealand.
Deeply inspired by nature, Joni's art is informed by living specimens gathered from her surroundings.

Observing and recording through the season, Joni creates works of art representative of our local environments, from the bush to the beach. Using many layers to create texture and depth which draw the viewer in, inviting them to be a part of the scene.

The textures ,colours and movement of beach flora has captivated my imagination. We are so very lucky in Taranaki to have rich coastlines blooming with a multitude of grasses, flowers, flaxes and shrubs, wild and wonderful colours and shapes. Contrasted against dramatic seas and skies, it is a symphony for the eyes. 

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 a variety of 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 and the changes of seasons, recording the passing of time

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