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Roberta Murray
Works at being an artist (painting & photography), weather watching, dreaming, romantic, goof
Attended Olds College
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+Roberta Murray  Monsieur Degas would approve.
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Top 15 landscape paintings of 2015 (according to Instagram favourites).
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+Roberta Murray Great idea and pleasurable viewing. A few of these I don't think I'd seen before. 
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A collection of sketches done over the holidays. Mostly charcoal, with one pastel and one graphite. 
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Very nice work Roberta.  =)
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To friends far and wide: Whether we talk in person, on the phone, by email or text, or just the occasional "hey how's it going" here on Facebook, know that I care and value your friendship and support. I can't say it any bett...
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+C.J. Shane A belated thank you, and best wishes to you as well.

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When Ravens Speak - 11x14" - Oil on panel "Gone — flitted away, Taken the stars from the night And the sun from the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart." ~Alfred Tennyson I lost a friend yesterday. At first glance tha...
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Green Fields - Digital Painting I have mentioned many times that I have always practiced both photography and painting since I was a child. I had a long period of time where I wasn't practicing either much, but then came bac...
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The nocebo effect is a medical term which is the opposite of the placebo effect. Instead of having a positive reaction, the nocebo effect works through the suggestion of a negative side effect causing negative reactions. Alth...
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Romeo - 8x10" - Oil on paper One of the things I always do at year end is review my previous years work and try to identify my strengths and weaknesses. I go through my paintings and throw some away, throw some into the rewor...
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Before and After Paintings Everybody hates criticism, especially when it comes to something so personal as the artwork we've worked so hard to make. But without criticism an artist may have no incentive to improve. Many artis...
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+C.J. Shane Thanks. I do think it's a fair comment though. In the 2 before photos, it isn't really that easy to determine the focal area. They may not have been horrible paintings, but the reworking has certainly improved them and provided a centre of interest. 
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Hey ‪#‎RedDeer‬ The Frame-It Store has new work in the Makers Emporium just in time for the holidays. I've got 4 new paintings in as well as art and craft by many other area artists. Go check out the offerings!

The Window is a plein air painting of Cronquist House done this summer at Bower Ponds. This Victorian style farmhouse was built in 1911 by Emmanuel Cronquist. The Queen Anne tower stands as a symbol of Red Deer's historic roots.

The Window - 8x10" - Oil on panel

#artist #pleinair #oilpainting #originalart
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Changing Seasons - 8x10" - Oil on canvas I've been asking myself this question for awhile now. With the global price of oil being down the economy has not been in a good state. The media has daily reports of how the downturn...
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+Roberta Murray Now I'm wondering if that's the case also where I live. We seem to be poor no matter what is happening with the fossil fuels industry.
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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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A time comes in your life when you finally get it. . . when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and s

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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