Victoria County Studio Tour

Moon Dip

Moon Dip

Come out to the Victoria County Studio Tour in the beautiful Kawartha/Trent Lakes - September 23, 24, 30, October 1 from 10-5pm.

I am at Site #8, with garden sculptor Sandy Cogar, and stained glass artist Anne-Marie Van Brunt. The site has a beautiful garden and a little trail through the woods where I will be hanging some of my hand-painted paddles. I will also have paintings, and fine art prints and cards.

62 Moon Line North, Trent Lakes
(County Road 36, exit Moon Line Road
to Moon Line North - 5 minutes from Bobcaygeon)

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2017 Uxbridge Juried Art Show

I am honoured that 'Marcel's Bouquet' was accepted into the 2017 Uxbridge Juried Art Show, with 55 pieces chosen out of 289 entries. The jury panel consisted of Patrick Macaulay, Director/Curator of Harbourfront Galleries, Toronto; Susan Campbell, Sessional Instructor at OCAD University and Deborah de Ville, Photographer. The Opening is Tuesday, September 19, and the show runs until Sunday, September 24th.

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Hand Painted Paddles!

I have started to paint on canoe paddles ! I only have a few at the moment but I am busy painting more on a variety wood types, and in various sizes. These paddles are triple-dipped in eurothane so can actually be used to paddle, as well as decoratively displayed.

Meditation through Craft-Making

The following passage from the book The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock perfectly captures what painting does for me, and no doubt does for others too - whether it be painting, writing, even gardening ... whatever your 'craft' happens to be:

" Craft is engaging. It results in a product. The mind works in a state of meditation in craft, almost the way we half-mediate in heavy physical exercise. There is a marvelously obsessive nature to craft that allows a person to dive down through the ocean of everyday life to a seafloor of meditative making. It is an antidote to what ails you."
- Molly Peacock, from The Paper Garden

Exhibit at Frankie's Ristorante, Uxbridge, Ontario

Happy New Year!
A number of my painting are currently hanging at Frankie's Ristorante in Uxbridge, Ontario. Frankie's is a lovely spot for lunch, dinner, or to pick up always-fresh gluten-free baked goods. I was very happy to be asked to grace their walls with my art - makes me feel like I'm still part of the vibrant Uxbridge community, even though I have moved to Kawartha Lakes!

Original Paintings Available as of November 2016

Hi - I feel blessed and deeply honoured by those of you who have chosen my work for your walls! Thank you! We are in the middle of moving, but I can't wait to get back to painting once I have unpacked my paints and brushes at our new home. Stay tuned ...

Scugog Council for the Arts 2016 Juried Painting Show

One the paintings I started while away for a week in Tadoussac this summer, 'Rocks on the Bay', was accepted into this years SCA Juried Painting Show. The show runs from August 6 to August 27, 2016 at the Scugog Council for the Arts Gallery, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry - Tues to Sat from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check it out!

Rocks on the Bay - 12"x12" Acrylic on Canvas

Rocks on the Bay - 12"x12" Acrylic on Canvas

Scugog Council for the Arts Literary Competition - October 2015

I entered the Scugog Council for the Arts Literary Competition in two categories: Poetry & Prose. I was honoured to receive 1st prize for my poem, 'Fallen Angel' (I have posted the poem on my website), and 3rd prize for my prose piece 'Safe Landings'. Other winners are: 1st Prize Prose: Susan Wadds; 2nd Prize Prose: Lori Twining; 2nd Prize Poetry: Janis McCallen; and 3rd Prize Poetry: Pamela Meacher.

Kent Farndale Gallery: June 27-August 6, 2015

I am having my first solo show, 'Portals', at the beautiful Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library in Port Perry this summer. I have 51 paintings on exhibit, done from 2009 to 2014. I use acrylic paint, often with pastel and ink to create my work. I sometimes add words as an additional layer. Thank you to all who have gone to the show!
   - Annabelle

Kent Farndale Gallery, Scugog Memorial Public Library, Port Perry, Ontario

Kent Farndale Gallery, Scugog Memorial Public Library, Port Perry, Ontario

Lake Scugog Studio Tour - May 2-3, 2015

I spent a beautiful Spring weekend up at Cathy Mark's metalwork studio, along with Linda Virio (encaustic painter), and Paul Gray Diamond (wood turner) for the Lake Scugog Studio Tour. We had a good turn-out at our location.

A section of my work at Cathy Mark's studio, May 2-3, 2015.

A section of my work at Cathy Mark's studio, May 2-3, 2015.

I also sell fine art cards and a selection of framed and unframed prints. All inquiries, please email me: info@annabellejanemurray.com

I also sell fine art cards and a selection of framed and unframed prints. All inquiries, please email me: info@annabellejanemurray.com

PineRidges Arts Council Juried Art Show

I was honoured to have two of my paintings, 'Dream Trout' and 'Starry Atlas Moth', juried into the 2014 PineRidges Arts Council Juried Art Show, running from October 24 - November 23, 2014. Also thrilled that 'Dream Trout' won the Pickering Rotary Award  ...  that little fishy has sure been good to me.

Dream Trout wins Pickering Rotary Award at the 2014 PineRidges Juried Art Show.

Dream Trout wins Pickering Rotary Award at the 2014 PineRidges Juried Art Show.

2014 'Water' Juried Art Show - White Flag Gallery, Brockville

Dream Trout was juried into a show entitled 'Water' at the White Flag Gallery in Brockville, running from July 11-August 16. The water theme attracted a wide selection of water-inspired art and it took place a the beautiful gallery that opened in October 2013 in the heritage mill in Brockville.

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Durham West Studio Tour - Spring 2014

Today I picked up some brochures and some posters to be distributed around Durham Region to publicize the upcoming Durham West Studio Tour on April 26-27th. I was pleasantly surprised to see my Dream Trout swimming across the centre of both the brochure and the poster! 

I am a guest at photographer Kim Lowes (www.kimlowes.ca) in Claremont and I can't wait! It is my first studio tour, and so far it has been a great experience with a very welcoming group of Durham region artists.

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Tin Cup Caffe - January-April 2014

I am so pleased to have 5 of my pieces on exhibit at the Tin Cup Caffe here in Uxbridge. It is a wonderful venue to have art displayed. So many people drop by on a daily basis to this popular cafe in our community. It's great exposure for an artist! Many thanks to Jennifer Crowe, Manager, and to Don Andrews, Owner for this opportunity.

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PineRidges Art Council 2013 Juried Art Show

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It was with some trepidation that I entered my first juried art show this month in the PineRidges Art Council Juried Art Show. I was thrilled to be a selected artist for my work sea turtle dreams (2012) in the show. I was also particularly honoured to have been chosen for the Wild at Heart Studio Award.

Steve and I went down to the Reception and opening of the show last night to view all the varied and wonderful art lining the walls of the McLean Community Centre in Ajax, and to receive my award. We had a chance to meet and chat with the juror, Peter Marsh, past President of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, and his wife. 

I was also honoured that my turtle hangs next to the beautiful portrait of Christopher Chapman, painted by Daniel Colby. I have had both of my sons portraits done by Daniel, who I have long admired as an amazing talent.  

The show is on display until November 22nd. Thank you PineRidges Arts Council.