Paul Murray RSW PAI


I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1984 and have been painting, teaching and travelling ever since.

In both my landscape and still life paintings I try to 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.  Pattern and collage are very important elements, as I try to incorporate textures and mark making as prominent features.

I have continued to be inspired by the shapes and textures within landscape and still life compositions but only as a starting point

I look for shapes both within the object but also in the negative space and allow the drawn mark or brush stroke to dictate what happens next.