Elizabeth Murray is a painter, photographer and author working in Monterey, California. She is best known for her work with Claude Monet’s gardens, over 35 years, in Giverny, France.
Her work accompanied the traveling exhibit “Monet – Late Paintings of Giverny From the Musee Marmottan” to U.S. museums, including the de young Museum; San Diego Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Phoenix Museum of Art; Albright Knox Museum; and Portland Museum of Art.
Her forest, garden and seascape paintings are infused with her love of light, color and form.
She paints with oils and wax for transparency and luminosity onto canvas, French rag paper or wood panels.
Murray’s recent and upcoming exhibitions include the Monterey Museum of Art; International Art Museum of America (solo), San Francisco; Marjorie Evans Gallery; Studio Fogline; Luna Gallery; and Winfield Gallery.
Past exhibitions include The New York Botanical Gardens, Chicago Botanic Garden, Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Grove Art Center and Hayward Center for the Arts. Her works are in many private and corporate collections.
She has published award winning books, including the best-selling Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration & Insights from the Painter’s Gardens. Upcoming press includes a feature article in LandEscape Art Review, London, UK.
A popular keynote speaker, Murray has lectured and conducted workshops at museums, botanic gardens, corporate events, the gardens of Giverny and on The World cruise ship.
She recently gave a talk entitled “Spiritual Teaching From the Trees“ at the Center for Spiritual Awakening, Pacific Grove, California.