Murray started his professional life as a furniture maker and designer
and is a self taught artist. He did a teaching qualification in 1998 and
became a full time, professional artist in 2003.
His first love is Landscape painting, particularly in water-mixable oils on
the subject of which he has written a book. Murray is a featured artist
and product ambassador for Winsor and Newton and is a regular
contributor of drawing and painting articles for 'Leisure Painter' and the
SAA's 'Paint' magazines, Murray is a professional associate with the SAA
and has done demonstrations at their live shows in London and has lead
painting holidays all over the UK, France and Italy.
With the sad news of Murray's death on Saturday 18th February
2023, please note that his holidays with us have been cancelled as, under
the circumstances, we do not feel it is right to find a replacement tutor.
Murray has twice won the annual Light Space and Time's "Landscapes" painting competition, was the winner in 2016
and 2019. He was awarded 'Highly Commended' in the best professional portrait and figure category in the SAA's Artist
of the year competition 2014.
Murray has paintings in collections all over the world. His specialist subjects are landscape and seascape, although he
also paints many other subjects in most other media but is best known for his work in water-mixable oils (where he
uses the 'Artisan' range from Winsor & Newton), pen and ink and gouache. He also demonstrates with acrylic, artist's
soft pastel and watercolour.