Welcome to the land of Linda Storytelling, the home of Linda Murray Artist, Writer and Illustrator.
‘As a multimedia artist and writer my art work can take on many different forms, but there is always a story lurking within.’
About Linda Murray Artist, Writer and Illustrator
Linda lives in Wynnum, Brisbane, with her photographer husband Shaun. They have three sons, five granddaughters and one grandson.
‘Being the middle child in a family of six and growing up on a farm in Wales meant there was always plenty to do, what I loved most was spending time with animals, drawing and creating art, climbing trees, riding the neighbours’ horses and playing soccer.’
Art History and Achievement
In 2005 Linda completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane. Her video was chosen for the cover of the Graduation Exhibition.
In 2018 Linda was a winner of the –Graphic Novels. Illustrated Picture Books and illustrated Middle Grade Novels and illustrations award at the CYA (Children’s and Young Adults) conference.
The judge Donna Rawlings said the pictures were, ‘Resonant of Edward Lear’s nonsense creatures, this cast of eccentric characters has great visual potential. The painterly images with their vivid saturated palette would lend themselves to a lush picture book with potential for lots of hidden treats.’
During her long career as an artist Linda has not only exhibited locally but also internationally.
Her most notable exhibitions include: –
- The QUT Art Museum
- The State Library of QLD
- Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing
To more information check out my CV
For even more information check out my Art Exhibitions Page
Linda’s Current Art Projects
After finally having a wonderful exhibition with Helen McIntosh, complete with a Mad Hatters tea party and live music performed by the Bayside Session band, Art and Artefact was held at the Richard Randall Studio Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha on the 20th – 24th May 2022.
Since then my hats have been shown in the Wynnum Library and more recently appeared in a feature article published in Textile fibre forum magazine (The December issue).
Check out my blog for any future developments on what’s happening.
Art and Artefact
Art and Artefact was originally a joint exhibition of objects and paintings made by myself and fellow artists, Helen McIntosh and Fran Van Krieken. It was to be held at the Richard Randall Art Studio in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens in Mt Cootha in April 2020, but sadly because of Covid 19 the event was cancelled.
As a result I decided instead to produce a series of videos which feature each of the hats I created for the show.
If you would like to see these videos I have put links below. They are short and comical and I hope you enjoy them.