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The Fine Art of Kathleen Dunphy

Animals have always been important to me, but the isolation of the pandemic lock-down has brought to light just how much richer they make my life. Without the daily social interactions I had been used to, my life as an artist working alone in my studio has become even more solitary. But we are so fortunate to live on a ranch with cats, dogs, goats, and chickens. My studio constantly has life in it in the form of my two dogs: their presence brings joy to long days and devoted companionship. Our goats make the perfect sketching and painting models, with their guardian dogs sitting by my side in the pasture and occasionally (shyly) consenting to pose. The chickens play the soundtrack of my days, from the heralding of dawn that Augustus the rooster proclaims every morning to the hallelujah chorus the hens cackle every time they lay an egg. Canada geese fly overhead to the open water of a nearby lake, and the neighbor's cows placidly chew their cud as I pass by on my morning walk. Companionship comes in many forms, feathered and furred not the least among them.

View a Selection of New Works Below

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Kathleen Dunphy

Black Beauty

charcoal on paper

18h x 24w in

DunK079

$ 3,700.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Bottoms Up

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

DunK070

$ 7,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Bull's Eye

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK071

$ 7,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Drinking Buddies

oil on linen

26h x 30w in

DunK072

$ 7,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Just Like Mama

oil on linen

20h x 24w in

DunK073

$ 4,700.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Preen

oil on linen

16h x 20w in

DunK074

$ 3,800.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Runs in the Family

oil on linen

30h x 40w in

DunK075

$ 13,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Study for Wing and a Prayer

charcoal on paper

28h x 31w in

DunK078

$ 6,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Tickled Pink

oil on linen

30h x 36w in

DunK076

$ 11,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Wingbeats

oil on linen

36h x 56w in

DunK077

$ 18,750.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Black Beauty

charcoal on paper

18h x 24w in

DunK079

$ 3,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Bottoms Up

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

DunK070

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Bull's Eye

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK071

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Drinking Buddies

oil on linen

26h x 30w in

DunK072

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Just Like Mama

oil on linen

20h x 24w in

DunK073

$ 4,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Preen

oil on linen

16h x 20w in

DunK074

$ 3,800.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Runs in the Family

oil on linen

30h x 40w in

DunK075

$ 13,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Study for Wing and a Prayer

charcoal on paper

28h x 31w in

DunK078

$ 6,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Tickled Pink

oil on linen

30h x 36w in

DunK076

$ 11,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Wingbeats

oil on linen

36h x 56w in

DunK077

$ 18,750.00

“Painting has taught me to pay attention, not just to the big picture of the subjects I'm depicting but also to the subtleties that often go unnoticed."

Biography


BIOGRAPHY

Kathleen Dunphy, b. 1963, Bethesda, Maryland, (United States)

Masterfully capturing the intrinsic beauty of nature, nationally acclaimed artist Kathleen Dunphy paints with a characteristic passion that radiates true-to-life light and color. Kathleen's broad subjects range from landscapes and seascapes to wildlife and still life paintings.

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Nearly two decades after American Artist Magazine recognized her as one of its Top Ten Emerging Artists, Kathleen’s star continues rising through her devotion to her career, proliferation of works, participation in distinguished national exhibitions, and sharing of her abilities as a popular instructor to students of all levels.  

Kathleen has earned signature status with the Society of Animal Artists, the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters, the American Society of Marine Artists,  Artists for Conservation, and the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America.

Kathleen’s honors are many and include: Best of Show at the American Impressionist Society; an Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America; the Federal Duck Stamp Competition; Birds in Art; Arts for the Parks; Grand Prize at the Acadia Invitational Exhibition in Bar Harbor, Maine; and participation in multiple juried shows such as the California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions. Her highest honor to date came when the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum purchased one of her paintings from its acclaimed Birds in Art show for inclusion in its permanent collection.

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Kathleen Dunphy

A Force of Nature

oil on linen panel

16h x 20w in

Framed: 24.75h x 28.75w in

DunK020

$ 3,600.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Black Beauty

charcoal on paper

18h x 24w in

DunK079

$ 3,700.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Bottoms Up

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

DunK070

$ 7,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Bull's Eye

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK071

$ 7,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Casting Flies

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK064

$ 7,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Cold Fingers

oil on linen

6h x 8w in

DunK069

$ 1,300.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Comfort and Joy

oil on canvas

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK060

$ 2,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Drinking Buddies

oil on linen

26h x 30w in

DunK072

$ 7,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Just Like Mama

oil on linen

20h x 24w in

DunK073

$ 4,700.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Mountain Haven

oil on linen

9h x 12w in

DunK065

$ 2,200.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Open Water

oil on linen

40h x 30w in

DunK066

$ 13,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Passing Storms

oil on canvas

14h x 11w in

Framed: 20.50h x 17.50w in

DunK062

$ 2,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Preen

oil on linen

16h x 20w in

DunK074

$ 3,800.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Pristine

oil on linen

28h x 22w in

DunK009

$ 5,200.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Resilience

oil

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK061

$ 2,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Riverbend

oil on linen

18h x 24w in

Framed: 24h x 30w in

DunK018

$ 4,500.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Runs in the Family

oil on linen

30h x 40w in

DunK075

$ 13,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Snow Drifts

oil on linen

26h x 40w in

Framed: 36.50h x 50.50w in

DunK063

$ 12,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Study for Wing and a Prayer

charcoal on paper

28h x 31w in

DunK078

$ 6,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

The End of Autumn

oil on canvas

8h x 10w in

Framed: 14.50h x 16.50w in

DunK054

$ 2,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Tickled Pink

oil on linen

30h x 36w in

DunK076

$ 11,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Waiting For Winter

oil on linen

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.75w in

DunK043

$ 2,300.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Wingbeats

oil on linen

36h x 56w in

DunK077

$ 18,750.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Winter Sun

oil on linen

12h x 16w in

DunK067

$ 2,700.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

Winter's Chill

oil on board

10h x 12w in

DunK016

$ 2,000.00

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Kathleen Dunphy

A Force of Nature

oil on linen panel

16h x 20w in

Framed: 24.75h x 28.75w in

DunK020

$ 3,600.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Black Beauty

charcoal on paper

18h x 24w in

DunK079

$ 3,700.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Bottoms Up

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

DunK070

$ 7,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Bull's Eye

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK071

$ 7,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Casting Flies

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK064

$ 7,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Cold Fingers

oil on linen

6h x 8w in

DunK069

$ 1,300.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Comfort and Joy

oil on canvas

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK060

$ 2,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Drinking Buddies

oil on linen

26h x 30w in

DunK072

$ 7,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Just Like Mama

oil on linen

20h x 24w in

DunK073

$ 4,700.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Mountain Haven

oil on linen

9h x 12w in

DunK065

$ 2,200.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Open Water

oil on linen

40h x 30w in

DunK066

$ 13,000.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Passing Storms

oil on canvas

14h x 11w in

Framed: 20.50h x 17.50w in

DunK062

$ 2,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Preen

oil on linen

16h x 20w in

DunK074

$ 3,800.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Pristine

oil on linen

28h x 22w in

DunK009

$ 5,200.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Resilience

oil

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK061

$ 2,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Riverbend

oil on linen

18h x 24w in

Framed: 24h x 30w in

DunK018

$ 4,500.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Runs in the Family

oil on linen

30h x 40w in

DunK075

$ 13,000.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Snow Drifts

oil on linen

26h x 40w in

Framed: 36.50h x 50.50w in

DunK063

$ 12,000.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Study for Wing and a Prayer

charcoal on paper

28h x 31w in

DunK078

$ 6,000.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

The End of Autumn

oil on canvas

8h x 10w in

Framed: 14.50h x 16.50w in

DunK054

$ 2,000.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Tickled Pink

oil on linen

30h x 36w in

DunK076

$ 11,000.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Waiting For Winter

oil on linen

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.75w in

DunK043

$ 2,300.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Wingbeats

oil on linen

36h x 56w in

DunK077

$ 18,750.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Winter Sun

oil on linen

12h x 16w in

DunK067

$ 2,700.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

Winter's Chill

oil on board

10h x 12w in

DunK016

$ 2,000.00

Inquire

Kathleen Dunphy

A Force of Nature

oil on linen panel

16h x 20w in

Framed: 24.75h x 28.75w in

DunK020

$ 3,600.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Black Beauty

charcoal on paper

18h x 24w in

DunK079

$ 3,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Bottoms Up

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

DunK070

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Bull's Eye

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK071

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Casting Flies

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK064

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Cold Fingers

oil on linen

6h x 8w in

DunK069

$ 1,300.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Comfort and Joy

oil on canvas

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK060

$ 2,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Drinking Buddies

oil on linen

26h x 30w in

DunK072

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Just Like Mama

oil on linen

20h x 24w in

DunK073

$ 4,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Mountain Haven

oil on linen

9h x 12w in

DunK065

$ 2,200.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Open Water

oil on linen

40h x 30w in

DunK066

$ 13,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Passing Storms

oil on canvas

14h x 11w in

Framed: 20.50h x 17.50w in

DunK062

$ 2,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Preen

oil on linen

16h x 20w in

DunK074

$ 3,800.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Pristine

oil on linen

28h x 22w in

DunK009

$ 5,200.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Resilience

oil

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK061

$ 2,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Riverbend

oil on linen

18h x 24w in

Framed: 24h x 30w in

DunK018

$ 4,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Runs in the Family

oil on linen

30h x 40w in

DunK075

$ 13,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Snow Drifts

oil on linen

26h x 40w in

Framed: 36.50h x 50.50w in

DunK063

$ 12,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Study for Wing and a Prayer

charcoal on paper

28h x 31w in

DunK078

$ 6,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

The End of Autumn

oil on canvas

8h x 10w in

Framed: 14.50h x 16.50w in

DunK054

$ 2,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Tickled Pink

oil on linen

30h x 36w in

DunK076

$ 11,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Waiting For Winter

oil on linen

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.75w in

DunK043

$ 2,300.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Wingbeats

oil on linen

36h x 56w in

DunK077

$ 18,750.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Winter Sun

oil on linen

12h x 16w in

DunK067

$ 2,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Winter's Chill

oil on board

10h x 12w in

DunK016

$ 2,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

A Force of Nature

oil on linen panel

16h x 20w in

Framed: 24.75h x 28.75w in

DunK020

$ 3,600.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Black Beauty

charcoal on paper

18h x 24w in

DunK079

$ 3,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Bottoms Up

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

DunK070

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Bull's Eye

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK071

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Casting Flies

oil on linen

24h x 30w in

DunK064

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Cold Fingers

oil on linen

6h x 8w in

DunK069

$ 1,300.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Comfort and Joy

oil on canvas

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK060

$ 2,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Drinking Buddies

oil on linen

26h x 30w in

DunK072

$ 7,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Just Like Mama

oil on linen

20h x 24w in

DunK073

$ 4,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Mountain Haven

oil on linen

9h x 12w in

DunK065

$ 2,200.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Open Water

oil on linen

40h x 30w in

DunK066

$ 13,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Passing Storms

oil on canvas

14h x 11w in

Framed: 20.50h x 17.50w in

DunK062

$ 2,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Preen

oil on linen

16h x 20w in

DunK074

$ 3,800.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Pristine

oil on linen

28h x 22w in

DunK009

$ 5,200.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Resilience

oil

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.50w in

DunK061

$ 2,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Riverbend

oil on linen

18h x 24w in

Framed: 24h x 30w in

DunK018

$ 4,500.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Runs in the Family

oil on linen

30h x 40w in

DunK075

$ 13,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Snow Drifts

oil on linen

26h x 40w in

Framed: 36.50h x 50.50w in

DunK063

$ 12,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Study for Wing and a Prayer

charcoal on paper

28h x 31w in

DunK078

$ 6,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

The End of Autumn

oil on canvas

8h x 10w in

Framed: 14.50h x 16.50w in

DunK054

$ 2,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Tickled Pink

oil on linen

30h x 36w in

DunK076

$ 11,000.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Waiting For Winter

oil on linen

12h x 12w in

Framed: 19.50h x 19.75w in

DunK043

$ 2,300.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Wingbeats

oil on linen

36h x 56w in

DunK077

$ 18,750.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Winter Sun

oil on linen

12h x 16w in

DunK067

$ 2,700.00

Kathleen Dunphy

Winter's Chill

oil on board

10h x 12w in

DunK016

$ 2,000.00