Art Brokerage: Elaine Murphy Irish Artist: Elaine Murphy is a native of Dublin, Ireland. She grew up in a show business family, her father being one of Ireland's most famous and respected television host, and her mother Eileen was a fashion model. Elaine studied fine art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Her design work has been celebrated and sold worldwide. In 2000 she began to focus on fine art, creating large format figurative and abstract paintings. The works have been described as loose and fluid, with emotional overtones conveyed by elegant lines. The combination of abstraction and bold figurative lines conspire to make her expressions on canvas truly unique. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.