R. D. Murray

R. D. Murray


Painting for me is an extension of drawing. The process if successful allows for the completion of a painting very quickly.

I use a painterly method of putting each brush stroke in the right place of the appropriate value, colour, shape and direction. I use a bold and vivid approach to colour in an attempt to distill out what is unnecessary and leave the viewer with a strong impression making a seemingly ordinary subject extraordinary.

I respond to the light, colour, pattern and shape in a way that hopefully transcends representation and engages the viewer's imagination
For me a painting is successful if it has a freshness and an emotional visual kick.