Trish M Murphy

Botanical art, natural history illustration, and still life.

Trish Murphy has been interested in native plants and wild places since she was a small child. She was introduced to botany by her father, RJK Murphy, who was a notable woodsman. Trish is past President of the North American Native Plant Society, has coordinated seed exchanges for NANPS and the Toronto Wildflower Society, and has propagated and planted thousands of wildflowers in diverse naturalization projects.

She has been a member of the Field Botanists of Ontario since 1996 and she is member of the Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) and of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI). Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Ottawa, Kitchener, Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, and Elora.



Trish Murphy botanical art

Trish Murphy, Wood lily, coloured pencil, 2011.


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