Artist’s Eye Ireland: Down to the Sea

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Down to the Sea, Myles Murphy

This work by Myles Murphy displays how fishermen in the west of Ireland once scrambled to get out to sea when basking sharks were sighted offshore. Their objective was primarily to obtain liver oil. This oil on stretched cotton canvas is painted in the style of Irish artist Paul Henry RHA.

Myles was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, where he studied Life Drawing with the late George Collie R.H.I.A. and Sculpture in a non-curricular program at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He now lives in Indianapolis where he continues to study drawing, painting and raku pottery at the Indianapolis Art Center, Herron School of Art and Design (Saturday School), and Stutz Artspace.

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Artists Eye on IrelandIn this feature, we highlight artists who use Ireland or their Irish heritage as inspiration.

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Author: Corey

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