Murray Van Halem
“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.