Author Archives: Painter

The Spirit of Painting

There has been much debate about the meaning of the word “art”.


Seeing Slowly

Learn to see slowly because one has to study an object carefully to capture it with a camera or a brush…


The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.

The Grand show is eternal.  It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising.

Into the Wilderness

It is reflective of our soul’s craving that is so essential to our being. For many wilderness has become artificial and the city is reality – wildness is abandoned for the false security of the cloistered neighbourhood


How to Buy Art

You “fell in love” but unfortunately you fell at the shallow end of the pool. It might be that there was a colour in the piece that you just “loved” but in reality it is just a “trendy” colour.


Yes, I am a dreamer.  For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.

Who Should Buy Art

Before any discussion about how to go about buying art; there is a necessary preliminary discussion that needs to take place about who should buy art.  In many ways we live in a world in which we franchise our decision making.  We hire “professionals” to make our decisions.  We do not decorate our homes we […]


Go out, go out I beg of you and taste the beauty of the wild.  Behold the miracle of the earth with all the wonder of a child.

Award Nomination

Artists for Conservation Simon Combes Murray is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation a group of approximately 500 artists worldwide who through their art express concern for the nature. The AFC Conservation Artist Award is awarded monthly to honour a member for outstanding artistic talent and extraordinary contribution to the conservation cause. At the end […]