Sunday, February 18, 2018

"Chica" digital download available on Etsy!

I just posted a digital download of my illustration, "Chica" to Etsy. So crazy because I actually posted here about it this month 7 years ago when I made the illustration and screenprinted it at a workshop. I don't know why that makes me feel strange! I guess life has just changed so much, that feels like another lifetime and another person in a way.

Pricing these is always hard! People sell downloads of art so cheaply online, I did put this slightly cheaper than the others... I don't think I can bring myself to go cheaper than that!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wanting to get better at blogging! + New Fine Art prints available on Etsy

I'm going to try to post more on this! Is blogger dead now anyway?! Are Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest the way to go? Is it all just a giant waste of time?! Who knows! Anyway, i'm going to get back to blogging more either way...

I've recently made prints (in multiple sizes) available of two of my paintings from the recent Over The Line studio show. Both of which can be purchased from my Etsy shop, yay!



Monday, December 11, 2017

Over the Line studio show 2017

"Fertile" by Maria Murray

"Rainsong" by Maria Murray

"Morning" by Maria Murray

"Pete's Parrot" by Jim Kelleher

"In Your Face" by Erin Goulding

Some pics from our recent Over the Line studio show! It was such a lovely night and as usual I feel totally humbled and inspired to be sharing a studio with some many amazing artists.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New digital download prints on the shop...

I've been enjoying getting into the world of Etsy and it definitely gives me a sense of accomplishment to see how much work I have, I pretty much always feel like I need to be doing more, so it's satisfying to see that I actually have a lot to show for myself!

I noticed that you can sell work as a download also on the site, and I went back to the many digital illustrations i've done over the years and threw up a few different examples - shown here. All work available for download can be found here.
Yay art!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Finalised Rainsong (or close to finalised!)


Walking in an ethereal earth
the cause you fell for far too deep
dissipate of any worth
In this ethereal earth
The feeling that you had to keep

For fear, for hesitation
for to save your reservation
Anticipation filled with doubt,
All you have derived
And all you tried to figure out

            In an ethereal world you walk
While someone else is waiting
In the space between two worlds apart
For you to keep your heart.

Rainsong brought him out into the night,
She danced on city river rails and curbs
beneath his skin.

Away from all the indoor lights, howling
deep within, the purple colours of the night
She found him.

Dizzied from the dust, that sparkled from her
breath. Untrembling he touched, a life that
breathed death.

A high hum coming from the sky, unsettled
him again- pulling apart, left standing by although,

She could not wait

Eoin Murray, 2014

I think this is finished! This was an interesting and very long process. it started out as an abstract painting:

The painting was based on Eoin's poem, Rainsong, I worked on it in it's abstract form for a long time before deciding it was finished, but then going over and back about whether or not it really was! I've been doing mainly portraiture the last while, and after seeing an image on Instagram which set off another image in my own mind, I started experimenting with it in Photoshop, layering over many different photographs before I found one that I felt really worked. I created a photoshop painting of this photo, to bring the painterly feel into it, and then got it printed onto canvas. I wasn't happy at all with the canvas print however! The colours were completely washed out, so I worked back into it with oils and gave it the vibrancy I first wanted. I'm happy with it now, and it's strange developing a new process, it gives me a lot to think about!

Friday, March 17, 2017

TUO 2017

I recently completed the new poster for The Underscore Orkestra 2017 tour, featuring past and present incarnations of Jorge, woo!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Balloons portrait

What I think is my final portrait of Eoin, based on a photograph I took of him over 20 years ago, when he was 4 and I was 14. This one took months!! But I definitely learned a lot.