Noel Murphy


Noel Murphy is an acclaimed Belfast based artist, whose first solo shows had taken place prior to his graduation from the University of Ulster in 1994. Since then he has exhibited in many national and international shows, with his work receiving wide critical acclaim for its contemporary qualities and the exquisite technical abilities of the artist. The art historian Amanda Croft has noted that Murphy is a “consummate story teller, mythmaker and visual poet of a painter”. This has been reflected in the powerful artworks he has made over the years.

His standing in the arts community, and with the wider public, was reflected in 2002, when he was commissioned to paint the Northern Ireland Assembly in session. This large scale portrait, completed in 2003, now hangs alongside William Conor’s ‘The State Opening of the first Northern Ireland Parliament in 1921 by His Majesty King George V’ in the Senate Chamber of the Stormont Parliament.

His reputation has continued to grow since this commission and he received  a further significant commission to produce a portrait Michael Collins for the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Gallery in 2015.

His work is held in many important private and public collections, including: Ulster Museum, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Burns Library (Boston College), The National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, Bass Ireland Ltd, Kelly’s Collection, Rosslare, Parliament Buildings (Stormont), UTV, Boyle Arts Civic Collection, AIB and Glasnevin Museum, Dublin.​

Reflections (Detail)

Acrylic on Board

140 x 100 cms (inc frame)

£7,950



ART, EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

The Mirror

Acrylic on Board

19.5 x 30 cms


Little Earth

Acrylic on Board

13.5 x 11 cms 


ArtisAnn Gallery
​Art Works
70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE

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Reflections

Acrylic on Board

140 x 100 cms (inc frame)

£7,950