"Katty McMurray's landscapes and seascapes are deceptively simple and serenely evocative’ – ‘Cool blue-greys and earthy shades infuse her work, even close to home she gives a fresh perspective" – The Latest, Brighton
Katty McMurray has been painting and exhibiting for over 20 years. Her paintings stem from her love of drawing; many simple line sketches, done on location, are used as a basis for her paintings.
Different times in life have provided different inspirations. Her early career was spent travelling and sketching far away places such as Morocco, Zanzibar, China, Vietnam and various parts of Europe. Her attention then moved to the UK, in particular the Cornish coastline where she found a tranquillity which can be seen in much of her more recent work – ever present are the clean lines and a pleasing gentle palette that followers of her work recognise.
Katty has begun to incorporate everyday objects into her compositions – a cup, a pot, a vase of flowers, a scene at the breakfast table, markets and gathering places. The results are charming and reflect just how much she enjoys painting as a whole, from the initial sketches to the final works in oil.
Katty spent most of her childhood constantly drawing and at sixteen went to the Epsom School of Art, then on to the Chelsea School of art in 1998. Since graduating she has exhibited widely in London and around the country.
She has had 15 solo exhibitions and many more mixed shows. She exhibits at the major London Art Fairs and has had various high profile commissions, including the Hoxton Hotel and Great Ormond Street Hospital, who have two collections of her works. She has published over 50 hand made original screen prints with Artizan Editions.