Murray J Peterson

Artist Photographer

Painting

In An Ideal World

My painting grew in parallel with my early photographic practice. I wanted a way of better expressing the depth of my experiences and ideas. To be expressive with photography there are some major restrictions to overcome – albeit opportunities for interesting creative solutions. The camera is coolly objective and the processes of editing and printing are very precise and technical.

While painting has its own practicalities to be mastered, I find the potential for an organic, holistic connection between person and paint to be irresistible. When I'm painting “in the zone”, as many painters will similarly attest, I experience that rather pleasant and addictive sensation of dissociation - that “out of body” state where I feel as though I’m overseeing someone else’s performance – just along for the ride and making a few helpful suggestions.

Painting

Thumbnail image for the painting titled Bethels and link to the full image and catalogue page with detailed information Thumbnail image for the painting titled Bethels and link to the full image and catalogue page with detailed information
Thumbnail image for the painting titled Godwits Flightpath and link to the full image and catalogue page with detailed information Thumbnail image for the painting titled TePaki Burn-off and link to the full image and catalogue page with detailed information
Thumbnail image for the painting titled Bethels and link to the full image and catalogue page with detailed information Thumbnail image for the painting titled Bethels and link to the full image and catalogue page with detailed information