Dublin born artist Des Murrie's impressionist style of painting can only be described as unique. Veering away form exactitude to a more expressive and evocative style of applying paint has resulted in Des being recognised as on of Ireland's more influential artists.
His work has always been driven by drawing. A fact that was recognised when he attended the Goldsmith College of Art in London in 1975 where tutors were struck immediately by the strength of his drawings.
In recent years however, Des has moved away from 'life' drawing and has truly begun to work imaginatively, using stronger colours, which are noticeable in the horse riders he depicts, and are also evident in his larger paintings.
In his work, Des invariably captures th... read more