Joni Murphy

Raised in Taranaki, New Zealand, the wild beach and bush clad surroundings her playground, with her mother's garden as a sanctuary, Joni has been deeply inspired by nature, the landscape and the experiences that make us who we are becoming each day.
Inspired by the traditional paintings made by Botanical artists, and their endeavor of observing and recording, Joni's art is informed by living specimens gathered from her surroundings, using watercolor and ink, working large scale on canvas to create exciting, energetic works of many layers, which seem to come to life
"My intention is to evoke nostalgic memories of wildflower dells, native bush and forests, untamed nature. I hope to bring to attention the dependency we have on our botanical life, not only for physical well-being but for our spiritual/emotional well-being also."