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Kelly Murray


Kelly Murray

April 1 – June 30, 2021

Kelly Murray

Biography & Artist Statement

Stead-based visual artist, Kelly Murray works with watercolours, alcohol ink, and acrylic on paper and canvas. The movement of water has a tranquil feeling to the artist, and she harbors the moments in Manitoba landscape paintings.  Murray wants to draw the viewer into her paintings figuratively so that they can sense serenity in their own lives.

Nature’s peacefulness restores my soul.  “Fluidity” is my series of paintings that expresses sanctuary to me. The beauty of creation brings tranquility which ebbs and flows through my life. In my landscape paintings I am stopping moments in time but maintaining flexibility in movement of the water. I preserve memories while the fluidity of time moves us all forward.  In my paintings I can return to those moments to find sanctuary when my life flows too fast. 

I like the flow of patterning in nature and reproduce it while simplifying and strengthening the patterns. The patterns in nature provide consistency and comfort to me. Through painting I access this sense of serenity.



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6 entries.
Patsy wrote on April 7, 2021 at 8:28 am:
Love these. Each piece pulls the viewer in to its serenity!
Leah wrote on April 6, 2021 at 9:19 am:
Congratulations Kelly! These pieces are lovely. I like how you show so many different perspectives of tranquil water.
Mary Ann wrote on April 5, 2021 at 9:57 am:
Beautiful and peaceful.
Kelly klick wrote on April 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm:
I can see and feel how much you love your natural world. Your paintings provide a sense of belonging that many covet.
Holly wrote on April 1, 2021 at 5:13 pm:
Your work is very calming. Thank you.
Leslie wrote on March 31, 2021 at 7:50 pm:
Kelly, your work provides me with the same tranquility you feel as an artist. I feel hopeful, too when I look at your artwork. I am especially drawn to the cave and rocks; I can hear the water flowing and the tinny sounds echoing off their surfaces. Congrats! Nice work.