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Roberta Murray
Works at being an artist (painting & photography), weather watching, dreaming, romantic, goof
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"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."
 - Swami Vivekananda
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Looks good from here.  I can tell she's dancing....=)
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Hey Calgary people..... I'll be at the Beacon Original Art on Saturday. 
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I have spent the past couple of weeks getting paintings varnished, framed and ready to go to the Beacon Original Art sale in Calgary. Sale day is just 2 sleeps away. I am excited to show off some of my newer work. This is jus...
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Against The Wind - 9x6" - Oil on canvas What would artist's paint if they knew no one would ever see their paintings? This question has been pondering me lately. I think I am at a kind of crossroads, where I'm questi...
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Thanks +C.J. Shane. There can be some interesting finds if you go down that road. I highly recommend watching The Impressionists. It was free on YouTube.
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Angel Can Fly - 16x20" - Oil I am happy to announce that select works are now available through Xanadu Galleries of Scottsdale Arizona. There is a small (but growing) selection of paintings from my Vision Quest series availa...
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Way to go Roberta, you captured her movement beautifully!!
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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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I Am The Silence - 14x18" - Acrylic I Am The Silence is from my Vision Quest series of paintings. These paintings are meant to represent the spirit and stories of the Native American people. They started (and the series got ...
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Thanks +C.J. Shane .
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Learning To Fly - 8x10" - Oil on panel I have been painting up a storm this past month. With good weather I'm trying to get outside often for plein air sessions, and painting in the studio in-between. My brain does not allo...
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Daylight Dance - 11x14" - Oil on board In the past couple of weeks I've seen a few different artists mentioning frustrations with photographing their art. If you type in "How To Photograph Artwork" in Google you will come up...
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+Amy Rothstein Not sure why the link didn't work for you. It worked fine for me and is accurate. Try just going to the blog http://robertamurray.blogspot.ca
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Old Country - 16x20" - Oil on linen "My rejection at the Salon brought an end to my hesitation [to settle in Paris] since after this failure I can no longer claim to cope... alas, that fatal rejection has virtually taken the ...
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A Little Mouse Illustration In life, when you travel down a new road you never know where you may end up, or what twists and turns lay ahead. And so it goes when I started my drawing adventure at the beginning of the year. My...
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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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    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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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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