Well, there is not much new art coming out of the studio, but there is a refreshing new website!

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I am excited to take this show on the road to Youngblood Art Studio in The Plains, Virginia. Thank you Lilla Orhstrom and Dianne Beal for the invitation. Lilla Orhstrom and Dianne Beal invite you to an exhibition She is liberty. She is justice. She is freedom. I Stand with Her. July 5 – 30,…

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I Stand with Her is now hanging at McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, Virginia. I was so amazed by the turn out for the opening reception on Friday.

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Can’taloupe, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches Painting-a-Day #2 Before we married, my husband gave me a greeting card with a watercolor of a cantaloupe on the front with the words, “Can’t elope?” Inside punchline: “Well, then can we just fool around?” It tickled me. During that summer, I ate a lot of melons…

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In 2012, I did a painting-a-day exercise to get the wheels of creativity rolling—one hundred days, one hundred paintings. Some paintings were successful, others not so much. I am ready to go at it again. I won’t make any promises as to how many days I will keep this up or guarantee that I will…

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[blockquote] Still Life Paintings by Mary Michaela Murray May 4 – June 15 Atlas Coffee 2206 Fontaine Ave. Charlottesville, VA open Mon – Sat • 7am to 3pm [/blockquote]

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I am not sure I have ever had as much fun painting. This is the first time I have had a painting studio—a place of my own where I feel so free to make messes, to embrace failure, to get out of the way of myself. I spent the first couple of months in the…

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