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Bonnie Murray


Contact: 314.909.0019

Artist Statement
Nestled at the end of a suburban cul-de-sac is my home and studio which provides a great environment for inspiration and creativity. Working between my two favorite media, painting and printmaking, enables me to grow with my art in new and unexpected ways. This is a passionate evolution that is a daily adventure.

As long as I can remember all sorts of creative activities have been of great interest. While in high school I started learning about printmaking which became almost all-consuming. College took me to a couple of different schools while ultimately I received a BFA from Washington University here in St. Louis. Although I majored in painting I spent a lot of time in the printmaking studio where I learned a variety of techniques including lithography, block printing, etching and my now-favorite, collagraphy.

Still life subject matter was the focus of my early career in painting and printmaking. Compositions were set up composed predominantly of pottery and mirrors, offering me the challenging task of seeing the complex relationships of color and space. This early concentration on color, pattern and form have continued throughout my working career.

In 2009 I decided to try something different. During a six-month period I completed a painting a day. The subject matter was rural landscapes and they were inspired by photographs taken by my sister, Kathryn. It was great fun and I concluded that misty, moody, snowy compositions were what I most wanted to paint. This new approach afforded me great freedom and was totally different from the highly exacting work I had been doing with patterns and textures in my prints and paintings.

Over the last 30 years have exhibited my work in many major cities throughout the U.S. I have also been included in many corporate collections. A sample of these collections includes: Allied Signal Corp, Cigna, Citicorp, Marriott Corp. and PepsiCo Inc.






Art & Soul Café

Dedicated to creating events and programs that stimulate a deeper experience of community through the power of the arts and inter-spiritual dialogue.

Chef Sharon Tutko

As a private chef and health coach, I support organic, local and sustainable resources whenever possible.  Further, I embrace simple, clean and delicious ways to feed people of all ages with varying degrees of stress, dietary needs and palate preferences.
—Chef Sharon Tutko

Green Spiral Tours

Green Spiral Tours is a “Family Adventure School” and social enterprise designed to connect families and nature through free and affordable field trips throughout the St. Louis region.

Helping Hand-Me-Downs

Helping Hand-Me-Downs provides clothing for the first year of a newborn’s life… Swaddling those most in need with the love of donations from the community…
While also supporting mothers seeking greater independence.

Stephanie Williamson, Executive Director

Turner Center for the Arts

Turner Center for the Arts is a multi-use art studio space in Maplewood, with program offerings for everyone from kids to adults. Also offered are day and evening programs for adults with disabilities, after school art classes, summer art camps for kids and open studio
time for teenagers.

Nate Larson, Executive Director

Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice

Barbara Finch, Program Chair
Our mission is to identify, research and discuss critical issues. To mobilize, energize and inspire ourselves and others to action. To work as individuals and in community for social justice.