June 17, 2018

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

“I Stand with Her.” at Youngblood Art Studio | The Plains, VA

June 8, 2017

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…

I Stand with Her.

April 10, 2017

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.

I’m with her.

January 13, 2017

                Lady Liberty, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches, 2017

Into white onions

December 20, 2016


July 3, 2016

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…

Ready, set, go

July 2, 2016

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…

Seeing things differently

June 8, 2016

[blockquote]Sometimes a plate is a lake on a table full of hills where the rivers roll over folds.[/blockquote]

Paintings at Atlas Coffee

April 28, 2016

[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]

work in progress

April 20, 2016

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…

Back to basics

April 13, 2016

For the  past six months I have been beating myself up about being a still life painter. I tried hard to paint landscapes, to find a way to express the beauty I see in nature, but I was miserable and…

The second day of spring

March 21, 2016

  The first day of spring was more like the last day of winter, but today (the second day) brought all the light and hope of spring. I am working on cloud studies.

I never knew.

January 6, 2016

This was  a surprise to me. I was doing some art business online today and came across this on the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) site. Who knew? SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE—MEET A MEMBER!      

New Website

November 6, 2015

I redesigned my website. I think it is much nicer. Check it out! I am moving my blog to this site. For those of you that followed my old site, I hope you will follow me here.  

Carpe Diem Exhibit

November 5, 2015

An Extraordinary Art and Artisan Exhibit Featuring more than 40 artists and artisans November 1 – December 24, 2015 Every Sunday Artist Reception • 3–5 pm First Friday Nov. 6 & Dec. 4 • 6–8:30 pm Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 10–6…