Aunt Emily Original Oil
Image Size: 26" x 25"
Edition Size: Original Oil
There sat Aunt Emily (103) by the window in her favorite chair, like a queen on her throne... her royal cape over her shoulders.. the delicate light of dawn dancing over her face. "...her all knowing glimmer ...the secrets she holds...her forever majesty!" We felt as though we were in the presence of a queen; when she spoke her stories spilled out like music in a song. She told us of days long past. Still, we were awed by...
Aunt Emily Pencil Major Study
Edition Name: Original Pencil Major Available for re-sale
Edition Size: 48" x 49" framed approx.
There sat Aunt Emily by the window in her favorite chair, like a queen on her throne… her royal cape over her shoulders.. the delicate light of dawn dancing over her face. “…her all knowing glimmer …the secrets she holds …her forever majesty!” We felt as though we were in the presence of a queen; when she spoke her stories spilled out like music in a song. She told us of days long past. Still, we were awed by the...
Aunt Emily Pastel study
Image Size: 6.5" w x 7" h
Edition Name: Pastel Original
Study for " Aunt Emily" - oil Paul Murray spends months to years researching the folks still living this primitive, proud lifestyle. Then he spends many months, some times as many as 18 months creating the perfect pose and way to capture the essence of the subject. In Aunt Emily he created a masterpiece, and many of his prepatory studies, are wonderful. Call if you are interested in having him finish a study for you. The price ranges...
Zoe in Gold
Image Size: 26.5 x 24
Edition Name: Original
Original Pastel - major
Detail - Silk ' N Satin Original
Edition Name: see above
Well, by the way Milt’s lookin’, you would think anything but silk & satin! Milt maneuvers the meanest face he can while holding his gun and glaring at the two strangers coming upon his small cabin far in the mountains of Appalachia. This is his shield to scare any wrong doers away. Paul and I did get past this moment, in fact, we became friends for over 20 years. For any that might not know, these mountain friendships with "...
Lily Can pencil
Edition Name: Original
Original pencil study
All Mine Original Pastel
Image Size: 15" x 17" image
Edition Name: Original Pastel
"you've seen their faces; you've heard their voices. Always, they'll stand solemn and aloof as a stranger approaches. They tell me' ...if you ain't bin born in these here mountins, yer a furriner ferever'. They are hopefull faces, shy faces. This is a place of melancholy beauty and bucolic melancholy. In such isolated hollows live the remaining so-called "Hillbillies of Appalachia" and my new series. I will take you to places in the Southern Appalachians that few outsiders have ever...
Milts' Blue Bird Pastl study
Edition Name: Original pastel & pencil
"The clapboard shack belt buckled to the hillside - had a tired lean to it. Real blue smoke always chugged from the chimney. Each time I visited Milt’s home place; pleasantly - I was always greeted with a gun. However on one visit though, Milt greeted me standin in the doorway,. “This is my bluebird” he said,” aint she a bute. She’ll holer - ya she’ll holer real keen.” The bird he was holdin’ was a common black bird. I...
Clay County - Original Oil
Image Size: 21" x 14"
Edition Name: Original Oil
Marie, the spirited Grandmother who keeps her family together, working endlessly on task after task. Her reward, soon her youngest grandchild Joshua will find her again and climb into her lap with his bottle. Marie's face will light up with pride and joy as she plays with him....grandmother and grandchild lifes comes full circle.
Shine Still - Levi Collins Pencil Major Study
Image Size: 26" x 30"
Edition Name: Major Study Pencil
“I’s Build me a cabin if only I could, I’d make me a shine still deep in the wood, I’d get me a plough mule and work ‘em June thru ‘til May, reckin’ you won’t find me ‘til judgement day.” “I Feel close to Levi. He has a particular way about him. We took to each other the first time we met, and I feel very comfortable with him. He calls me “Buddy”. Levi is the traditional old-timer from Tennessee....
Born in the Smokies Original Oil
Image Size: 20" x 14"
Edition Name: Original Oil
"A place where beauty abounds, where innocence and wisdom are mixed like good cornmeal.. A place where a window to the past still exists. L'il Fannie was born from a long line of mountain people. She shares the shyness and fierce pride of her forefathers. She has her Grandma's eyes and her spirit. In a few isolated hills and hollows of East Tennessee, the window is still open." - PAUL MURRAY-
Kentucky Coal with Puppy & Cabin
Image Size: frame size 17"w x 18"h
Edition Name: Original color pencil & pencil
Her big beautiful eyes bring you into her world. Paul’s intimate and powerful talent brings you so close to her, you could almost know what she is thinking and what she is doing or what is in her world. She lives in coal mining country deep in the woods of the Appalachian Mountains; the only girl in a long row of boys. She will break the tradition of five generations of coal miners. She’ll not be going down below with...
Coal pencil study
Image Size: 9" x 13"
Edition Name: Original Study
"Down From The Mountain original collection" Paul is sharing his on location and intimate studio sketches that help create the final piece. These were never meant for public viewing, just for artist reference. You will see notes and reminders on them, that were done while drawing for the first time many of these people in his works. So there may or may not be more images of a certain character. So Paul Murray says they are "RARE, RAW, and RIDICULOUS"....
Red & Dolly Pencil
Image Size: 33" x 42" framed
Edition Name: Original Pencil
Red is a mountain man who loves the old ways so much, he has built a mini museum with primitive buildings mad with found wood, each with trade tools and antiques. A lye making shop, cobbler shop, blacksmith shop and many more. Red always seems joyful like you would think Santa Clause would be. He is always happy to be with people, sharing stories of the old days and jokes he’s picked up on the way. He loves critters, too....