Murray, Paul

Elected to RSW 2011
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Artists Statement

My landscape and still life paintings demonstrate a delicate compositional balance of physical shape and negative space. I attempt to create compositions that develop through layers of brushwork, drawing and collage as they move between abstract and representational marks: the drawn mark and collaged material are there to emphasise the textures and patterns of the observed object and scene.

Biography

I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1984 and have been painting, teaching and travelling ever since. Having worked and exhibited in Spain and Bahrain, I returned to Scotland in 1999. I am based in Gourock and continue to paint, teach and exhibit in galleries and group shows throughout the UK.

Awards

2002 - Mary Armour Award; PAI
2007 - Scottish Drawing Competition; 1st Prize
2008 - The Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award; PAI
2009 - The Mabel Mackinlay Award; RGI
2010 - Paisley University Award; PAI

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