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Amelia McMurrin

Amelia’s paintings are reminiscent of early Monet paintings. Claude Monet was always searching for the best ways to use paint to describe light and surface. His early paintings best demonstrate the searching he was engaged in and if you know what to look for, you can find his moments of discovery. Viewers find the same pleasure in Amelia’s work, where her handling of paint and use of color bring us to the moment she had observed. Her searching and break-through moments are evident in the fresh body of work she has been compiling. Amelia’s eye for beauty is truly breath-taking.

Country
Montana, U.S.A.
Discipline
Painting

"This is who I want to be and my dream for my artwork - that it would help people to see unexpected beauty around them, to believe that there is hope, to breathe a sigh of rest and relief."

Amelia McMurrin

Artist Statement

Amelia McMurrin says, she is most alive and most herself when she's pointing out the things she sees to friends, "orangey light shining off an old road in late afternoon, fingers of sunshine creeping across the grass in the morning, neon reflections shimmering out of rain puddles." She's had people tell her that they started stopping to watch sunsets after they became friends. "This is who I want to be and my dream for my artwork - that it would help people to see unexpected beauty around them, to believe that there is hope, to breathe a sigh of rest and relief," says Amelia. Through her work, she looks to bring attention to the intermingling of hope and longing experienced when we see truly beautiful things, and to help people experience this sacred longing - selige sehnsucht - in the mundane as well as the fantastic experiences of daily life.