It was a great surprise to find that I had been awarded first place for my painting of ‘Quarr Abbey Ruins’ in the ‘Light, Space and Time’s’ Landscape Painting of the year competition for 2019, especially as I had previously won it in 2016. There were 572 entries from 22 different Countries.
I have just been notified that I have been awarded 4th place in the annual ‘Light, Space and Time’s’ International Seascape painting competition for my painting of ‘The Needles from Headon Warren’; There were 561 entries from 22 Countries. I was also awarded a Certificate of Special Merit for my Painting of ‘Stag Rock, Freshwater Bay’ which I was commissioned to paint for an article in this years October issue of ‘Leisure Painter’ magazine. Both are available as Limited edition prints in my web-shop.????????
I am a featured artist and product ambassador with Winsor and Newton. I am a Professional Associate with the SAA, I also write regular articles for ‘Leisure Painter’. When I am not leading holidays or writing I run workshops and tutor art groups on the Isle of Wight. I have written a book titled ‘Landscape Painting In ‘Artisan’ Water-Mixable Oils’ which is available from my web-shop – www.murrayince.com much more of my work can be viewed in my on-line galleries. If you have any queries regarding ‘Artisan’ Oils or any other topics you can e-mail me on [email protected]
I am the founder of the ‘Society of Painters in Water-Mixable Oils’. I led painting holidays for HF Holidays for 9 years and private painting holidays at the glorious Manoir de Gurson estate in the Dordogne also for 9 years. HF stopped doing painting holidays and Le Manoir sold the estate at about the same time; As one door closes another opens as they say and I now lead sketching and painting holidays for the famous ALPHA holidays and on the luxury River Cruises with Arena Travel on their superb, newly launched MS Arena.
This is the launch of the new website and blog which I am pleased to present to you and hope that you will find it all informative and not too stuffy! Painting is the great joy of my life and there is nothing I like more than passing on my knowledge and to encourage everyone to draw and paint! I will use this blog as a vehicle to introduce you to many mediums especially my favourite Winsor and Newton ‘Artisan’ water-mixable oil paint, the star among mediums!