Angela Murray – Intuitive Artist
As a Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, based artist my favourite medium is acrylic, and I paint large pieces on canvas and smaller pieces on mixed media paper.
Originally from the North of England I was drawn to New Zealand without knowing anything about the country. I followed a nudge to visit in 2008 for a 5 week holiday and felt immediately at home – I am now a citizen. Much of my creative journey has happened since arriving in New Zealand.
In 2010 I was studying to be a holistic life coach when a class called “The art of coaching” cracked me wide open to the world of energy painting. I discovered that artists are vessels for divine energy, which flows through them, and I have trained myself to be open to allow that energy to create for itself.
I believe the energy, or dreams you paint onto a canvas are projected out into the world and are returned to both the artist and the works owner.
Each artwork is created intuitively, without a vision for the piece other than the feeling I want each work to embody. I believe that the artwork decides what it wants to become, and my role is to follow the creative nudges until the piece decides it is finally complete.
I have been mostly self taught but I credit my free style of painting to time studying in Bali (2011) with Flora Bowley an American intuitive artist who taught me the art of becoming brave and intuitive. I also studied with James Lawrence, an abstract artist in Auckland (2016) who inspired me to embrace energy, movement, colour and the art of letting go.
My works have been exhibited in:
- The Art Lounge, Tauranga (2022)
- The Depot Art Gallery, Auckland (2019)
- ArtFusions, Auckland (2019)
- The Little Gallery, Auckland (2018)
- Mairangi Arts Centre (2016)
- Estuary Arts Centre (2015)
My works are now collected internationally by those clients who feel called to each piece’s unique energy.