Jay MurphyJay Murphy was born in Dublin in 1952. She studied at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and the Central School in London. She travelled in Switzerland and Bavaria before returning to Ireland to live in Connemara.
She is a founder member of Fioruisce and of Western Artists. She has illustrated a number of books, notably Gonella and Litany for the Pig by Eva Bourke.
Her work has appeared in numerous group shows, and one person exhibitions in the Stone Gallery, at An Dámhlann in Spiddal, the Lincoln Gallery, Dublin, the Carroll Gallery, Longford, the Kenny Gallery, Galway and the Galway Arts Festival.