Katty at the Fairfax, london


 ‘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’, Brighton

Katty McMurray has been painting and exhibiting  for over 20 years, her paintings stem from her love of drawing, hundreds of sketches done on location are used as a basis for her paintings, these simple line drawings form the composition of her paintings… the spontaneity of these drawings are what makes Katty’s paintings unique.

Different times in life have provided different inspirations…. The early years were spent travelling and sketching far away places… Morocco, Zanzibar, China, Vietnam, various parts of Europe….  Her attention then moved to the UK, in particular the Cornish coastline… here she found a tranquillity which can be seen in much of her more recent work – ever present are the clean lines and a pleasing gentle palate that followers of her work recognise.

 In her most recent body of work Katty has begun to incorporate everyday objects - a cup, a pot, a vase of flowers, a scene at the breakfast table, markets and gathering places with wares for sale. The results are charming and reflect just how much she enjoys painting as a whole, from the initial  sketches to the final works in oil… albeit the normal, the domestic and the everyday, or distant places with exciting new experiences.

Katty spent most of her childhood constantly drawing and at sixteen went to the Epsom School of Art, then on to the Chelsea School of art in 1998. Since graduating she has exhibited widely in London and around the country with Galleries such as Ingo Fincke gallery, London, Cambridge Contemporary Art, lena Boyle Fine Art, London The Curwen Gallery, London and Gallerina in Darlington.
She has had15 sell out solo exhibitions and countless mixed shows. She exhibits at all the major London Art Fairs and has had various high profile commissions including the Hoxton Hotel and Great Ormond Street Hospital, and published over 50 hand made original screen prints with Artizan Editions.

 She has also had cards published by the Art Group and The Cannes Down Press.

In 1999 she was selected to be the Brighton Festival Poster artist and has been commissioned for a painting on the Cunard Cruise Liner the ‘Queen Victoria’, and a series of 10 paintings for ‘Harbour Way’ apartments by Taylor Woodrow for Bryant Homes.

In 2006 she was commissioned to draw a series of London Landmarks to be reproduced over 200 times on a scale of 3 metres each for ‘The Hoxton Hotel’ in London.

 Great Ormond Street Hospital bought two collections of Katty’s paintings, they now have over 25 works on display, and the Royal Sussex Neo- natal unit have purchased a collection of her hand made silk screen prints.

 Katty lives in Brighton with her family.


The Ingo Fincke Gallery -2012, 2014
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


 Thompson’s galleries , London – 2009/10
 Red Rag Gallery, Bath 2009/2010
 Ingo Fincke and Son, London – 1994 – 2015
The Curwen Gallery , London  2008 - 2013
The Fairfax Gallery – 2002 - 2010
Lena Boyle Fine Art - 1999-2015
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, Curwen Gallery, London – 2003 - 14
Cambridge Contemporary Art – 1999 - 2015
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, Sussex – 1996, 1998 


Great Ormond Street Hospital, London – 2007/2008 ( 25 paintings bought for patient hotel)
Drawings of London landmarks for ‘The Hoxton Hotel’ - 2006
Series of paintings for ‘Harbour Way’ Bryant, Shoreham-by-Sea 2005
Limited edition screen prints published by Artizan Editions – 1999 - 2013
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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