Katty McMurray


There is an honest simplicity to Katty McMurray's work. Her ability to evoke the essence of a place or moment through her spontaneous style of sketching and bold oil paintings has attracted a list of collectors from around the world.

Graduating from the Chelsea School of Art (1988-1991) the artist's early work was inspired by her extensive travels throughout Morocco, Zanzibar, China, Vietnam and Europe and is characterised by the use of intensely rich colour palettes and intricate compositions. Throughout the last decade Katty has drawn inspiration from travels in Europe and closer to home, resulting in a restorative and quieter collection of still lives in situ, and large Vistas.

'Katty's landscapes and seascapes are deceptively simple and serenely evocative. Cool blue-greys and earthy shades infuse her work, even close to home she gives a fresh perspective' The Latest.

Katty's work stems from her spontaneous, continuous clean lines of her drawings. Collaborating with the prestigious silkscreen printers Artizan Editions, over fifty releases of her drawings have been published to date. Katty has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and London Art Fairs, and has been commissioned for several high profile commissions including Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Brighton Festival Poster, The Hoxton Hotel and most recently as an integral part of the new Brighton Hospital.

Katty is one of the founding artists of the Two Kats and a Cow Gallery which features a permanent exhibition of her work.


See Katty's work here.


Solo Exhibitions

The Ingo Fincke Gallery, London - 2012,2014, 2016,2019,2023

The Curwen Gallery, London - 2008

The Fairfax Gallery, London - 2006

Cambridge Contemporary Art - 2005

The Fairfax Gallery - 2004

CCA Galleries, London - 2000, 2001

CCA Galleries, Farnham - 2001

Zella Gallery, Chelsea, London - 1997,1998

Open House, Brighton Festival - 1999,2000

The Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London - 1996,1998

Lyndons Fine Art, (Portobello Open Prize winner, May 1997)

The Horsham Arts Centre, Horsham - 1995

Selected Mixed Exhibitions

Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket 2017-2023

Thomas Henry Fine Art 2021/23

Thompsons galleries , London 2009/10

Red Rag Gallery, Bath 2009/2010

The Ingo Fincke Gallery, London - 1994-2023

The Curwen Gallery, London - 2008 - 2013

The Fairfax Gallery - 2002 - 2010

Lena Boyle Fine Art - 1999-2020

Two Person show - Flying Colours Gallery, London - 2004

Art London - Lena Boyle Fine Art - 2004/05/06/08/09/10

20/21st Century Show - Commonwealth Institute - 2003

The London Art Fair, Islington - 2005/06/07/08/09/10/11/13/14

Art On paper - Royal College of Art 2004-2008

Glyndebourne Opera House - 2005, 2006

Glasgow Art Fair - 2002/03/05/06/08

Artizan Editions, Curren Gallery, London - 2003 - 14

Cambridge Contemporary Art - 1999 - 2022

CCA Galleries, London - 1999/00/01/02/03

Gallerina, Darlington 2001 - 2015

Zella Gallery, London - 1998, 1999

Pumphouse Gallery - London 1997, 1998

The Star Gallery - Lewes 1996, 1998


Commissions and Publications

New Sussex Brighton Hospital - commissioned to do 5 metre long drawings integral to the main building as a 'wayfinder' opening 2023

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London - 2007/2008 ( 25 paintings bought for patient hotel)

Drawings of London landmarks for The Hoxton Hotel, London - 2006

Series of paintings for Harbour Way - Bryant, Shoreham-by-Sea - 2005

Limited edition screen prints published by Artizan Editions 1999 - 2020

Limited edition screen prints published by CCA Galleries - 2000, 2001

Brighton Festival Poster - 1999

Commission for the Cunard Cruise Liner Queen Victoria 2004

Cards and Posters, The Art Group and The Cannes Down Press

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