Murray, Liz

Elected to RSW 1992

Artists Statement

I work mainly in mixed media incorporating fragments of old letters, documents and found objects into my paintings. I often use as stimulus for my work the very personal nature of old quilts, diaries and journals which all provide a glimpse into past lives.


Liz Murray studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee (1961-1965) under Alberto Morrocco.
She continued to paint and exhibit whilst teaching and bringing up a family in the West of Scotland. Now retired to Fife she enjoys painting, gardening and writing poetry.


2006 Brighton University 50 over 50 National Open Selected Exhibition: Highly Commended
2005 RSW John Gray Prize
2001 Angus Summer Salon 1st Prize
1994 RSW Betty Davis Prize
1991 VAS Elizabeth Ballantyne Prize

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Recent Exhibitions.
Scottish Painters. Maritime Museum Vitoriosa, Malta
Beuys in Scotland. Matthew Gallery, Edinburgh University
Cabinet Paintings. Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Still-Life. Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
The Force and Form of Memory. Compass Gallery, Glasgow
In a Jiffy. SSA Professional membersí exhibition. Meffan, Forfar

Recent Solo Exhibitions
Albert & Solange, A Romance. Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy
Trois Amis, Romance and Intrigue in 20s Paris. Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Trois Amis. Gallery Q, Dundee
Chance Encounter. An Installation. Cupar Arts Festival

Public Collections

Scottish Arts Council
Angus Council
Lillie Art Gallery
Renfrewshire Education Authority
Lanarkshire Education Authority
Hamilton District Libraries
Motherwell District Libraries
City Art Space Plc
Works in many private collections including the Richard Demarco Archive

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