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Roberta Murray
Works at being an artist (painting & photography), weather watching, dreaming, romantic, goof
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Sketchbook Skool Week 5 Homework There have been many occasions over the past couple of weeks that I have seriously questioned what I'm doing taking this Sketchbook program. There have been many occasions when it's felt like ...
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+Roberta Murray  Thanks. I'll check it out.
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Ross Street Patio - Pen and watercolour - From Sketchbook At the end of every year I always make a list of goals and such for my career. These goals are usually divided into separate focus areas business/marketing/skills/etc...
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Sorry I didn't reply to this sooner +Melodie Douglas. I would never have guessed you struggle with sketching. Your paintings are so realistic and awesome they leave me in awe. I have tried sketching from tv but the scenes change so quickly it's impossible for me. I will have to try your tip about the newscasters. 
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Songs Of The Boreal Forest - 8x10" - Oil My wish for you this season is that no matter what your race or religion, you will celebrate in a spirit of peace, love and togetherness. Join in our shared humanity to celebrate our ...
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Thank you +Kelly Coultas, +janice meyers foreman and +C.J. Shane. We had company here since Monday, so I'm just now able to take a break. My best to all of you.
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A Studie - After Stieglitz - 8x10" - Charcoal on paper One of the threads I follow in my art practice is pictorialist photography because it is related to my photography career. I often use old photographs of the late 1800's ...
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Thanks +Eric Fredine. I do believe there's a circle of life....
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Kokowa - 12x12" - Acrylic On Canvas(Blackfoot: Is This Your House) My Vision Quest series had been going well until someone commented about me not being of First Nations descent. I tried to brush the comment off, but somethin...
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Robin Eggs - 8x10" - Oil on canvas About this time of year 2 years ago I was working on an exhibition submission for my paintings. It was one of my first submissions for painting. All my documents (artist's statement, b...
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Thank you +Terrill Welch and +Mary Schiros. It is a really a testament of what a person can achieve if they really want it and apply themselves.
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An exercise in seeing Pen and Ink The other day I mentioned that I was going back to school.....Sketchbook Skool that is. As a student trying to broaden my skills and learn, not everything I produce is going to be good. Some ...
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Skaters On Bower Ponds - 16x20" - Oil on canvas “Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is...
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I do a bit +Roberta Murray but I cannot draw or sketch or really even paint unless it is flat on my lap or on the floor. A friend of mine once said I should have to display my work on the floor as that is how I create it.i got the easel two years ago and mainly use it to hold items while they dry. Guess each artist has their own preferences and ways of creating their art. 
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I've got some of my textures and videos featured on Bob Weil's iPhoneography course and have been doing some new work on the iPhone especially for the occasion. If you've ever wanted to learn iPhoneography now is a great time. The course is half price until Christmas.

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+Roberta Murray luscious!
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Angel Can Fly - 16x20" - Oil on canvas This is a post about what not, of sorts, to do while painting. I had an image taken awhile back from a local pow wow I'd attended which I have had in my "to paint" file forever. I decid...
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Night Eagle Spirit - 16x20 - Oil on canvas I have been working on my Vision Quest series of paintings for several years. I can't say when exactly it started or exactly why, except to say that I've always been driven to repres...
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Eastern Sky - 9x11" - Oil on canvas A recent rejection was balanced with some glowing reviews of my art. This yin and yang of life lead me to ponder the roll of ego in an artist’s life. Dave Ames said: "Trash and treasure are two sides of the same coin. Low...
Eastern Sky - 9x11" - Oil on canvas A recent rejection was balanced with some glowing reviews of my art. This yin and yang of life lead me to ponder the roll of ego in an artist’s life. Dave Ames said: "Trash and treasur...
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Thank you +Z Rahguzar .
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    Artists/Photographer, 2005
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Artist, Photographer, Weather Watcher, Ethical Human
Introduction

Short Version:

I make pictures. Sometimes they are drawn, sometimes painted, sometimes photographed. The method is less important than the message.

 

Long Version:

I am a full time visual artists from Alberta, Canada. Although I was raised in the city, I spent as many of my weekends and holidays as possible with relatives in the ranching areas of the province where a deep love for western cultures and nature developed. Art was a major part of my life then. It was rare to see me without a sketchbook or camera.

 

I studied photography in the late 1980’s but then spent 14 years working in the fibre arts. It is the drawings and photography I did then that gave me the most pleasure and ultimately lead me to devote my practice to those mediums. My textile work helped shape my ideas on the use of colour, shape, and design in more abstract and symbolic terms.

 

Visual art is my journey where I explore the many aspects of life. There is the beauty of people represented with spirit, grace, strength, freedom and our connection to the land. The land filled with wonderment and magnificence, shows us our own insignificance. Sometimes, it’s just about the subtleness or simplicity of a beautiful thing, which we don’t acknowledge often enough.

 

I try not to copy nature exactly, but a sentiment that will allow you to connect with the represented spirit and create your own interpretations. It is my hopes these works will create an emotional response in you that goes beyond what is readily understood.

 

I find inspiration in the work of the impressionist’s, especially those of Dutch and Russian heritage. In 2009 I was juried in as a full member of the Alberta Society of Artists, which was an organization my great, great uncle Frederick G. Cross was a founding member of. In 2014 I was juried in as an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and in late 2014 as an active member of the Oil Painters of America. My work hangs in private and public collections around the world.

 

You can view my paintings at RobertaMurray.ca and my photography at Pictorialist Photo.


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I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was 2 and here I am doing it.
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  • New York Institute of Photography
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I am pleased to share some exciting news I received today. I have been accepted as an active juried member of the Federation of Canadian Art

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Sunrise At The Pier
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Impressionist photo of an ocean sunrise. Signed archival pigment print on fine art watercolor paper.

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Sea To Sky
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An Artist’s Awakening
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Aurora Borealis
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Fine art print of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the night sky.

I Saw A Miracle
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Impressionist blur image of sunset and a field of snow.

Sky Painting
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