FIRST PRIZE

Wendy Murphy

‘Cofio’ (Remember)
Oil on Board

Wendy was born in Kent in 1956, in her late twenties Wendy had a complete career change from working as a typesetter in London. She studied Graphic Design for two years at Canterbury College of Art, then went on to Brighton Art College where she graduated with a BA(Hons) degree in illustration in 1990. In the same year she moved to Gwynedd where she works as a professional painter and part-time lecturer in fine art and life drawing at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor.

She has won several prestigious awards for her painting – including having been twice first prize British National Winner in the John Laing Landscape painting competition. Wendy has been runner-up in the Sunday Times watercolour competition and in 2004 won first prize in ‘The Spirit of Llyn’ competition.