Wendy Murray BA Hons
AVA Committee Member
My fascination with colour, shape and images stems from an early age. I loved the style of fashion illustrations of the late 1960's and 70's. At this time there was an abundance of illustrated advertisements and the colour and shape in these images captivated me. I would pore over these illustrations in teen magazines such as 'Jackie' scrutinising how they had been drawn, and I would try to reproduce them on any surface I could lay my hands. I remember answering an advert in the newspaper when I first went to secondary school on how to pursue a creative career by offering an art course by post. I waited for their answer and was sent the advise that a postal training course, which they offered for a fee, would go a long way to helping me achieve my goals. I recognised that tuition of art by post would be difficult, but even at that age, I was keen to have an ongoing discussion about the work I produced.
As life progressed I concentrated more and more on art and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Canterbury Christ Church University College, after attending Kent Institute of Art and Design. I became an art educator and shared my love of art with students in Kent. I am influenced by many talented artists such as Howard Hodgkins, Brenda Hartill, Heike Roesel, and Laura Boswell to name a few. I am now working full-time on my passion and am spending my time making and exhibiting art throughout Kent and abroad.
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