Sisters exhibit at the Rappahannock Art League
, 2014

Sisters exhibit at the Rappahannock Art League

Sisters Bonnie and Kathryn Murray team up to fill the exhibit room at Rappahannock Art League for the month of August. With the majority of subject matter being from the Northern Neck, the work often has a familiar, though expressive feel.

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Monotype by Bonnie Murray
Kathryn’s photos are almost exclusively of local landscapes and seascapes, photos that are infused in aluminum, a process that provides a crisp, contemporary feel to the work.

Many of Bonnie’s works are derived from photos of the area and show a different take on our rural scenes, with a wide range of expression shown in her oil paintings, monotypes and collagraphs.

Bonnie, who lives in St. Louis, has been a professional artist for over 30 years and has had a multitude of awards, exhibits, and purchases by corporate collections that are listed on her website,, or can be found in the artist reference book at RAL. A sampling of corporate collectors include PepsiCo, Citicorp, Ralston-Purina, IBM Corporation, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and McGraw-Hill Publishing Companies.

Along with the local subject matter, Bonnie will exhibit numerous large bird prints which are collagraphs. This printmaking process is highly complex and, because of her expertise, the results look simple, which is not an easy task. Thirty years of extensive experimentation brings about such a result.

Kathryn is newer at exhibiting her artwork but finds that years working with creative people and in artistic environments has culminated in a special way of seeing the Northern Neck. Her passion for the local misty scenes is evident in the show. You’ll find that many of these images are familiar since you’ve seen variations on them over time in several local publications.

An opening reception to meet the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 2. The show runs until August 31 at the RAL Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

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