Our Artists

Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy is a West Auckland based artist, incorporating 24k gold leaf into her pieces, Murphy creates luminous works that have a sense of opulence.
Recently the artist has started gilding leaves including Gingko, Oak and iconic New Zealand fern fronds. The rich fine details are further emphasised by Murphy’s superb technique. As single pieces they act as elegant accents and hung on mass they seem to dance along the wall in delightful free-fall, shining for all to see and marvel at the beauty of simplicity in nature.

Rachel Murphy started working as a full time artist in 2014, working predominantly with ceramics after gaining a Bachelor of Design and spending some 15 years designing furniture and interiors. Murphy’s work is therefore influenced by her design background, with an emphasis on form and texture.

Rachel Murphy exhibits her work in select galleries in New Zealand.