About

Australian artist Murray Charteris was born in Brisbane, 1972. Predominantly working in acrylic but also with extensive experience in digital art and animation, Murray is best known for his vibrant, imaginative paintings. He has had solo exhibitions in Queensland and administered his own gallery in Hervey Bay between 2007 and 2011. Murray has had gallery representation in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Darling Harbour, Sydney. Murray Charteris is quickly gaining a reputation for his dynamic, energy filled fine art. His bold colours and powerful compositions come together to produce stunning artwork that is increasingly sought after.Murray started painting at a very early age and during his childhood he has been tutored by several artists throughout Brisbane. After studying animation for 3 years at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, Murray has made a successful career from his animation skills, creating 3D computer animation and special effects for television commercials and programs both in Australia and overseas.On his return to Australia in 1995, Murray started work with Australia’s leading television network Channel Nine, where he quickly gained a reputation for his design. Murray was placed in charge of the Videographics department in Brisbane in 1997 and led a very strong videographics team for nearly 12 years. During this time, Murray has won a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Effects and Animation Festival.Murray’s real passion has always been drawing and painting. In 2007, Murray re-located to Hervey Bay and devoted his time to his art, working as a full-time artist. “Painting is what I really love to do, I love to create new worlds that could only have once existed in my imagination. I like to create a feeling of energy and motion into my art and tell stories through imaginative works”. Murray's Art Gallery and Studio/Art Supplies in Hervey Bay featured his artworks as well as selected local artists, Murray ran successful art workshops and lessons for students aged 8 onwards and was an integral part of the Wide Bay Art Society and community. Murray showcased his artwork in " Artist's Palette" No. 63 Magazine in 2008 with one of his artworks featured on the cover of the magazine. He contributed an article on "Insight" Energy and Motion as well as a painting demonstration of "Sunflower Frenzy" and extremely popular bird art work produced while in his Hervey Bay Gallery.Murray is currently working in his studio in Brisbane, and June 2016 has successfully launched http://artlessonsonline.com.au as well as weekend workshops and Saturday morning art classes.

Education

Murray started painting at a very early age and during his childhood he has been tutored by several artists throughout Brisbane. After studying animation for 3 years at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, Murray has made a successful career from his animation skills, creating 3D computer animation and special effects for television commercials and programs both in Australia and overseas.

Exhibitions

Murray is best known for his vibrant, illustrative paintings. He has had solo exhibitions in Queensland and administered his own gallery in Hervey Bay between 2007 and 2011. Murray has had gallery representation in Brisbane and Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Press

Murray showcased his artwork in " Artist's Palette" No. 63 Magazine in 2008 with one of his artworks featured on the cover of the magazine. He contributed an article on "Insight" Energy and Motion as well as a painting demonstration of "Sunflower Frenzy" and extremely popular bird art work produced while in his Hervey Bay Gallery.

Influences

Murray Charteris has gained a reputation for his dynamic energy filled fine art. His bold colours and powerful composition come together to produce artwork that is increasingly sought after. His original paintings are seemingly being snapped up faster than they can be produced.Murray's real passion has always been drawing and painting "Painting is what I really love to do, I love to create new worlds that could only have once existed in my imagination, he relates. "I like to create a feeling of energy and emotion in my art". Murray's subjects commonly include local wildlife, birdlife and more recently his rainforest series.

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