Gillian Murray was born in Perth, Scotland. She studied Fine Art (Printmaking) at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, graduating in 1993.
After a move to Edinburgh, she became an employee at Edinburgh Printmakers in 1996 where she currently runs the screen printing department. This involves working on print projects with a host of local, national and international artists as well as teaching courses in screenprinting and collagraphs.
“Over the years I have been making small trips mainly around Scotland, sketching and taking photos of the landscape and flora. Having collected my source information I create prints inspired by the dramatic and beautiful views I have encountered.
“I am fascinated by landscape from the textures and colours to its form and composition. When I am drawing the landscape, especially in more remote areas, I feel incredibly content when I observe and record everything before me. Recording it so that I can keep its memory with me. Whether it is an invigorating blustery day or one of utter stillness and astounding light, I want to capture the moment and the serenity I felt there and take it home with me.”
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