Kathleen Bragg Murphy
Welcome to my on-line art studio
I am an artist located in the historical city of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada – the most eastern city in North America.
My paintings reflect the place where I grew up and where I still reside.
“Landscapes, the ocean, and memories of my past inspire me to paint. They enhance my passion to create diverse subjects wherein I can connect to my history of having grown up in Quidi Vidi Village and my worldly travels.”
Thank you. Enjoy your visit.
About Kathleen (Bragg) Murphy
Kathleen (Bragg) Murphy was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and grew up in the quaint and picturesque village of Quidi Vidi; one of the oldest fishing villages in North America. She was inspired by the landscapes and the ocean that she could literally see from her doorstep.
As a visual artist for over 20 years, she enjoys painting a variety of subjects in watercolor and mixed media and, most frequently, paints in acrylic medium. She spent memorable painting vacations in the United States and France; her visits to Maine in autumn and to The Louvre art museum and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, further piqued her interest to paint. Whether Kathleen is creating a landscape, seascape, or reflecting memories on canvas, she observes painting as her form of meditation.
The most recent highlights of Kathleen’s career include both her creation and exhibition of a comparative series of 12 paintings of Quidi Vidi Village, which she completed in 2020. The series, appropriately named “From My Doorstep,” represents the changes that have taken place over the years; six of the black and white archival paintings reflect the village landscapes as they were decades ago, which were paired with the remaining six colorful paintings representing modern time. The art pieces captured the history of Quidi Vidi in its natural beauty, strength, and character. The “From My Doorstep” project was supported by ArtsNL Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, and it was subsequently presented in a solo art exhibition in the fall of 2020 at The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Art Gallery.
Other highlights of Kathleen’s career include one of her first paintings, “Is He Here Yet?,” having been featured on the cover of The Newfoundland Herald’s December 2002 publication. “Is He Here Yet?” was also among some of her other paintings which had been selected for use as commercial Christmas greeting cards; others were “Just One More” and “Winter Cascade, Bowring Park.”