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Mary Michaela Murray
how i see it
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Color moves me, and at once, arrests me. To linger, to look, to indulge in the pleasure of light and color dancing on humble objects and in the ordinary scenes of my daily life—this has been my inspiration.

Recent events have rattled me, shaken me from the sunny, solice of the well composed still life. This is not a time to linger. This is a time to engage, to question, to proclaim.

Liberty, justice, freedom are not the birthright of one party, one race, one nation. These are unalienable rights endowed by the Creator.

Around the world stand mighty women, Lady Liberty, Lady Justice, Freedom, honoring the principles held dear by all humanity. Through my paintings I aim to shine a light on the universal philosophies that have mapped the course of cultures throughout history.
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My walls are bare.
  Flour Power Flour Power (middle) is up for one more week at the Beverley Street Studio Show Teachers and Students Show at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center .      “Still being Still” A solo show at HotCakes runs through Nov. 28th. Artist Reception, Novembe...

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Moving on to something new.
“Still being Still,” is what I named the show that is currently hanging at HotCakes. So named because I seem to be drawn almost exclusively to still life painting as a subject. Something about the mass, composition and color excites me. The finished piece, ...

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Slogging Through
Light Weight, in progress I have had this still life set up in the studio for longer than I care to admit. Fortunately, there isn’t anything that can spoil or rot, which are often subjects of my work. There is fire under my ass to finish this and move on. G...

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Fresh Start, 2014, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches Fresh Start, signed, sealed and shipped! I am excited
to have a painting accepted in the Virginia Artists 2015 Juried
Exhibition at The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton.

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My week at Nimrod Hall Art Camp.

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Weigh In, 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches       There is nothing
like having a full week to concentrate on painting—no work, no cooking,
shopping, cleaning, no distractions. I love my time at Nimrod Hall
art camp. The place is charming, bucolic, quir...

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All about the art
Cut You, in progress I started setting up this still life weeks ago and it has gone through dozens of renditions. I am excited to have finally gotten past the drawing phase and into painting. Large brushes are so much fun.
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