Featured Artist at O.A.S. Dunedin - 12th Feb 2019

small original works As I am currently the Featured Artist at the Otago Art Society, my brushes are in action at my easel today upstairs at the Dunedin Railway Station.  Climb the beautiful spiral stairway or take the lift from the magnificent foyer to the O.A.S. shop and gallery to view what I am painting.  There is a display of original artworks and also giclees (reproductions) on canvas of other artworks I have created.

For the next two weeks every day 10am - 4pm (excluding next Sunday) my works shall be on display until and including Friday 22nd February 2019.  I shall be present and painting at my easel most of that time.  Look forward to seeing you there if you are in Dunedin city.  

Sellout Exhibition at OAS - 17th Mar 2018

Sellout Exhibition at OAS Recently I completed a sellout exhibition while being the Featured Artist for two weeks at the Otago Art Society rooms during February 2018.  Held upstairs in the Dunedin Railway Station, while I was painting at my easel, I was delighted to meet and greet many hundreds of visitors, both tourists and locals, including those who purchased my works. Now I have returned to my home studio and set up my easel again. I am continuing to complete commissions. 


2017 Peoples Choice winner Ed Realty - 22nd Dec 2017

Lake Alice, Fiordland Recently, at the Edinburgh Realty 2017 Art Awards the original painting of Murray Ayson titled 'Lake Alice, Fiordland'  won the Peoples Choice Award over 194 artworks selected for the Exhibition.

This exhibition was held during August-September 2017 in the Dunedin Railway Station the home of the Otago Art Society.  This painting was sold during the Awards.  It is available in a limited number in giclee. Click on 'Giclees' on my Image Gallery for further details.
This painting was created from an image when I travelled over Lake Alice to George Sound in a helicopter. 

Six new small original paintings are now available for viewing on my Image Gallery in Fiordland, Central Otago and Westland.  They are all framed and available for sale. 

Successful Artist in residence Exhibition at Dunedin Railway Station - 27th Feb 2017

Mt Talbot near the Homer Tunnel, Milford Road Being artist in residence at the Otago Art Society gallery in the Dunedin Railway Station, Murray wowed many tourists from cruise ships and independent travellers plus local art enthusiasts during the first two weeks of February 2017 as he created original paintings at his easel.  The display of original artworks and of giclee reproductions tempted many to make spontaneous purchases to take home with them a little reminder of New Zealand.  Being familiar with the local area Murray helped give travellers a fuller picture as he answered their questions. 

2017 Artist in Residence at Otago Art Society - 1st Feb 2017

Breaksea Sound, Fiordland, NZ Commencing on Waitangi Day 6th February Murray will begin his 2017 artist in residence at the Otago Art Society each day 10am to 4pm for two weeks until 18th February.

Feel free to watch Murray at work.  Painting at his easel, more images using oils on canvas will appear to take shape.  If you are interested, come and see Murray at work.  The O.A.S. is on the first floor of the iconic Dunedin Railway Station up the grand winding staircase (or use the lift in the main foyer).  At the top of the stairs, walk through the shop into the next room where Murray will have many original paintings and some giclees displayed around the walls while he works at the easel.  Commissions are welcomed or buy what you see are further options while visiting the gallery.

2016 Edinburgh Realty Art Awards opened tonight - 29th Jul 2016

2016 Edinburgh Realty Art Awards opened tonight
'Dusky Sound Series No. 1'  is Murray's new artwork currently displayed in the Edinburgh Realty Art Awards which opened tonight at the Otago Art Society gallery located in the Dunedin Railway Station.  209 entries are exhibited and for sale.  The exhibition runs until Sunday 28th August 2016.

Dusky Sound is an amazing part of Fiordland that truly takes your breath away.  There are several ways to see it, by boat, by helicopter or having an image in your own home as a painting to view at your leisure each day. Murray can give you options for a painting of your choice to enjoy created from one of his images experiencing changing weather conditions and light during his week long trip to Dusky Sound. Contact him through his website.


People Choice Winner announced - 3rd Jun 2014

People Choice Winner announced Murray Ayson was announced the winner of the Peoples Choice after voting closed on 1st June at the Hope & Sons Art Awards 2014 held at the Otago Art Society rooms in the historic Dunedin Railway Station.   The Exhibition theme was 'life and living in the south' with 170 artworks by South Island artists.   Murray's winning painting was entitled "Lake Duncan, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand' which he was inspired  to paint after a helicopter trip flying over the majestic Fiordland mountains from Te Anau to George Sound on the West Coast.   
Hope & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dunedin established in 1887 are very supportive and generous sponsors bi-annually of the Otago Art Society which itself was established in 1876 being the oldest Art Society in New Zealand.
View www.hopeandsons.co.nz and www.otagoartsociety.co.nz websites.  

Life and Living in the South - 7th May 2014

Life and Living in the South

I have two original artworks in the current Hope & Sons Art Awards 2014.   The  Exhibition theme being 'Life and Living in the South'.   Currently being held in the Dunedin Railway Station at the Otago Art Society's premises, this exhibition of 170 original paintings by South Island artists runs until the 1st of June 2014.   This is an image of my painting of the Purakaunui Stream, Catlins, South Otago which has been sold at the Exhibition.

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