Murray Van Halem

LOCATION #3 – Coldwater Legion

Telephone – 905-867-3863

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“It is the common things that compel me to paint; busy streets, the factories, the harbours. These are the places where people live their lives, a place where I can speak in paint and record the humble beauty of the simple things around us.”


Murray is a Canadian landscape artist and portrait painter working in oils.
A graduate of Montreal’s School of Modern Photography, he began his career as a large-format commercial photographer and worked as a photojournalist, portrait photographer, magazine editor and real estate broker. He now explores light, form and space through paint.