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I have recently been fortunate enough to be commissioned to illustrate a series of Children’s books for author, swim safety advocate and renowned olympic swim coach, Laurie Lawrence. These fun books are part of Laurie’s Kids Alive program, teaching kids and parents how to stay safe around water. The books have been made with support from the Australian Government and Australia Post, being sent to thousands of child education centres around Australia. If you have kids, you can see the books online at http://www.kidsalive.com.au/early-childhood-program and read the books with the online reader. Its free to sign up and get access to the books and other great resources.

Belonging, Painting by Murray Charteris

What is the thought process that goes into one of Murray’s paintings? In this video Murray takes you behind the scenes of the creation process of his new painting in the “Athyrium” series, “Belonging”.

Murray Charteris

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, 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.

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 is currently working in his studio in Brisbane.

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