Studio spaces: Heather Murray


Artist Name: Heather Murray
Shop Name and Url: HeatherMurrayArt (

Blog: The Art Shack
City: Lovely Little Chatsworth Ontario , Canada


Where in your home/apartment/city is your studio located?
Owen Sound, Ontario in the historical (1860’s) Old Courthouse Building . A grand old rambling building in need of upkeep but inspirational in it’s cracks and crevices. Apparently it is haunted also (there used to be hangings there until the 1960’s!) and I have experienced a few interesting occurrences there which only seem to add to it’s charm (in the daytime that is!)I have many huge old drafty windows and a high ceiling to capitalize on space.


What equipment/tools do you use?
I usually work on canvas or masonite..and acrylic paint, multiple brushes ,gel matte mediums with an enormous collection of vintage ephemera and curious found objects.

Do you have an inspiration board, and can you tell us what is inspiring you now?
My entire three rooms provide inspiration..but I especially adore my Frida Kahlo project quilt constructed by various artistic folk from nervous industries round robin a few years back..also my old and distressed dolls ..and frayed books..anything historical makes me feel at home in my creative nest-but I am also inspired by my rural surroundings outside my log chickens and the cows grazing over the fence...


See more of Heather's studio at her flickr stream here.

Jan Halvarson


Cassandra Barney said...

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Cheers! Cassandra

lisa solomon said...

looks like a well loved and well used studio!