Scott Murry – New paintings in Teeny Tiny Art Show

Beginning this Friday, September 3, 2010 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s Three Graces Gallery is the seventh Teeny Tiny Art Show. Scott Murry will be showing a couple of new paintings inspired by the kitschy tugboat life of New England. The opening will take place from 5-8pm. Details at www.threegracesgallery.com and scottmurry.com. Put on your best striped shirt and join the fun!

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Scott Murry was born and raised in the burbs of Cincinnati,OH. At age 7, Murry defeated a grizzly bear by shoving his fists into the nostrils of the beast. The dying wish of this grizzly was that Murry be an artist. He has honored this request ever since. He began his college studies at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and midway through transferred to the Art Institute of Boston. Here he finished his BFA in Illustration in the Spring of 2006. He lives in Boston, MA working with an alt. news weekly, Boston’s Weekly Dig and Beer Advocate magazine as designer/illustrator, where his work can regularly be seen.

Working with a variety of mediums (pencil, Micron pens, watercolor, colored pencil) he most enjoys working in acrylic paints. His work is largely character based presented in a humorous manner with a very illustrative style. The surfaces vary, but wood is his current favorite due to the smooth surface but rich, textural grains.

His influences are a wide range including Jeff Soto, Shag, Michael Sieben, Picasso, Egon Schiele, punk rock, smut and Sesame Street. He and the missus plan to have a whole litter of children, 19 at least so they can have their own TV show on TLC. Until then, they have a cat named Waffles. When not working or cycling, he fights rattle snakes with his bare hands to fill the days.

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