April 1 – June 30, 2021
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.