The Owls Are Not What They Seem
Acrylic & mixed media, 30"x30", 2018, $900
I paint from the inside out. Exploring emotional connections and the clash of light and dark, where shadows live within us.
Acrylics, markings and collage elements are combined to form layers and texture—creating the landscape upon which concepts are expressed. I am drawn to vibrant color. I don’t shy away from the dark. Happy colors lurk and evoke the emotional struggle—a paradox united on canvas.
Color creates mood and is an expression of both the concrete and the vague. There is a deep connection with process and expression revealed in the juxtaposition of these two abstractions. A flexibility of spirit and medium.
Debbi Murray is an artist, graphic designer and avid mountain biker. She has a BFA from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia – an ant-sized town straddling the Potomac River. She grew up skittering from one place to another and suffers from “Peter Pan Syndrome” by never, ever, wanting to grow-up. She still loves crayons, kaleidoscopes and all things whimsical and small.
After 20 years as a graphic designer she decided to put brush to canvas and see what was revealed. A passion for the freedom of creative expression and a fondness for the unexpected, drove her to pursue this direction.