Elizabeth Murray has been photographing cultivated
gardens around the world for many years. Most of her time however
was dedicated to working in Monets garden at Giverny, a
garden that she has come to know intimately. Murrays work
from Giverny stirs an instant recognition, and she was invited
to exhibit her renowned series with Monets paintings traveling
in museum exhibitions.
Murray has strayed from straight photography, invoking a final
result more textured and reminiscent of the great impressionist
himself. Her process involves painting over Polaroids. With painterly
photography she can play with the color and light, shapes and
textures and today has emerged as a leading artist in that genre
of photography. Employing various media including oil paints,
pastels, gold paints and colored pencils, she blurs and merges
edges, softens contours and introduces more light and color.
Elizabeth Murray has been published both as a fine art photographer
and landscape horticulturist and today she continues to lecture
and share her creative techniques.