Artist Statement & Biography
Color moves me, and at once, arrests me — a sunny lemon on a cool blue tabletop; a punch of pink alongside a gray vase; a patch of grass jumping from the purple shadows. These things compel me to stop, to take notice. I paint to recapture these moments.
Freely interpreting what is before me, I tilt planes, jack colors, skew perspectives.
It is not about mirroring what I see but sharing the pleasure I have in looking and lingering.
As a mother of three, Mary Michaela Murray spent many years yearning for time to paint, dreaming of studio space, wishing that baseball games, laundry, and homework could be foregone. Finally, with her sons lives launched, she has focused her time, energy, and resources on painting. Mary has studied with Jessie Coles, Richard Crozier, Liz Geiger, Rick Weaver, Isabelle Abbot and Laura Loe. In the last 3 years, she has shown her work in
9 group and 2 solo shows.