About 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 has devoted his time to his art, now 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”. Murray’s subjects vary, but mostly include local wildlife and birdlife as well as his renowned caricatures.
Murray is currently working in his studio in Brisbane.
I was recently commissioned by the P&C Association of Springfield Central State High School to create a parting gift for our good friend Joseba Larrazabal, , the founding Principal of SCSHS. The finished piece was 100cm x 75cm, painted in acrylic on linen. Joseba was presented the gift at the recent SCSHS awards ceremony. Also, […]
The making of ‘Grevillea Cafe’. I had taken a break from painting birds for a couple of years, but when I was approached to do a commission of some native birds of Australia I couldn’t resist. I’m so glad that Helen and Roger found my artwork on the internet and made contact. By chance […]
Well after a weekend of locking myself in the studio, I have finally finished Belonging. This painting took a while, mostly due to changing my mind several times about some of the elements of the picture. While the overall theme stayed the same the painting took over and took me into a journey that I […]
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 […]
CLICK HERE to see Video Want to know what an artist thinks about while creating an artwork? Murray explains his thought process about his new painting in the “Athyrium” series, “Belonging”.