The Outliers_120cm x 100cm_Oil on canvas_Cora Murphy 2018

The Outliers

Oil on canvas

120cm x 100cm

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The Outliers is the culmination of 10 years painting here in Ireland. It is from my first studio collection, that is –the first collection I have made from my studio rather than in response to a particular residency. It’s a reflection of 10 years of residencies and time out painting in Ireland, an amalgam of places I’ve painted – and a sort of hybrid of influences.

By definition, an outlier is ‘is an observation point that is distant from other observations’.

I like to think of the outliers as an outcrop of  mythical islands just beyond my imagination – a sort of painting odyssey – a sort of unreachable destination I am happily propelling myself towards and constantly striving to capture.