About Patricia Murray
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I have had a long career as a professional illustrator having gained a degree in that specialism. For the last few years, however, I have had the time to return to painting for my own pleasure. I love to paint dance in all its colour and movement. Flowers and the English landscape are also favourite subjects.
More recently I have returned to more imaginative themes, often based on fantasy or literature.
I work across all media. I love the vividness and transparency of inks but also the texture and build up of layers when using acrylics or oils. I am currently experimenting with mixed media, especially collage.
Mood and atmosphere are all important to me. When painting dance I try to choose poses that exactly express the spirit of that particular dance form.
My influences are varied. I love the nineteenth century illustrators, representational painters like Whistler and Singer Sargent, and abstract painters like Rothko.
I have exhibited widely and have been featured in the Society for All Artists magazine.