Muriel Braxton is a self taught artist who developed an interest in art at a very early age. She spent her youth honing her artistic talents with a pencil, a night light and drawing on anything she could get her hands on. After high school she stepped away from her art to pursue a career in Accounting. At the age of around 40 and still working in Accounting she enrolled in her first basic drawing class at her local art league. It was as if she had never taken a break. It was also during that time she became aware that her father had worked for sometime as a professional artist. And even though she never got a chance to see any of his artwork, she acknowledges his contribution to her talent.
A few months later she picked up a paint brush for the first time and the creativity started to pour as if a great obstruction had been removed. One of her first paintings completed was entitled “Grandma Hands” , a portrait of her grandmother. Her love of vibrant colors and people can be seen throughout her pieces. She prefers not to label the type of art she does. Her process is to sit with the canvas and whatever comes out is her style. She does however get the most satisfaction from her portrait pieces.