John Murray teaches adult painting classes at NAC. He studied at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and has published three poetry chapterbooks and two graphic chapterbooks. He also keeps up a blog with artwork, tips, and poetry (http://neopostmodern.blogspot.com/). He has shown in exhibitions across the U.S. John works with block prints and mixed media painting and writes poetry. He explores the significance of wide acceptance in the art world of the concept of masterpiece and other fine art assumptions. John’s block prints approach the intimacy of portraiture, grabbing a glimpse into the world of the subject matter. His paintings are high relief combinations of sculpture and Abstract Expressionist work. The pieces are deeply meshed in the power of texture and the motion of brushstrokes. Somehow, his paintings are a harmony of subtle simplicity disguised by a frenzy of colors and buzzing energy.
Web Site: John Murray
John has taught the following courses at the New Art Center: