Ocean… an exhibition of recent paintings by Cora Murphy. Now showing at Mad Fish Restaurant, Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven.
Cork based artist Cora Murphy is set to exhibit a collection of oils and mixed media paintings at the Mad Fish Restaurant, in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven from July 4th until September 1st. This body of work entitled ‘Ocean’ is a collection of abstracted landscapes inspired by the sea.
“I’m delighted to be showing ‘Ocean’ in Crosshaven as many of the paintings were made here at Graball Bay. I began painting at Graball shortly after moving to Cork in 2008 and it quickly became one of my favourite places to paint – it feels to me like an intimate setting, You are exposed to all the elements yet very close to the tide.
I began painting the ocean when I returned to Ireland following 15 years overseas. This exhibition will also include paintings made while on residency at The Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat in Kerry and The Customs House Studios on Clew Bay in Westport”
Using oils and mixed media, Cora creates unique, increasingly sought-after artworks that range in size from 5” sq to 8ft sq. Cora likes to paint big pieces outdoors and can often be found painting at various sites in and around Graball Bay and other Cork coastal spots.
Cronin’s Pub and The Mad Fish Restaurant have had numerous exhibits of local and international artists over the past number of years, most recently local artist Kerry Collins who is opening an exciting new educational space in Carrigaline this coming September. Art enthusiasts visiting Crosshaven this summer can also enjoy the work of Cork Potters who are currently on display in Fort Camden alongside ‘Ground Zero 360’ a traveling photographic exhibition by Nicola McClean dedicated to keeping the memory alive and never forgetting the sacrifice of so many on September 11th, 2001.
Listen to an interview with Cora and Joleen Cronin here :