Stephen Murray

Self Portrait, Acrylic, 2020, Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray lives and paints in the village of Ratho in Scotland.

Stephen finds inspiration in many places, but especially when returning to the Highlands of Scotland where he lived as a boy. Growing up in the Highland seaside town of Nairn has had a strong influence on his creative style and process. 

His love of colour and the effect of light on the landscape is evident in his work. He currently specialises in watercolour, focusing on colourful landscapes and seascapes. Stephen also enjoys working with acrylic.

He was inspired by his art teachers at school to pursue a career in art and design. Stephen studied Industrial Design at Napier College, Edinburgh, and enjoyed almost 20 successful and creative years as an industrial designer. 

Stephen now exercises his creative skills in the field of digital design when he is not painting at his easel.

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