What inspires me most when creating an idea for a painting, are beautiful horses in a scenic background, a moment in time captured when all of the elements come together for a split second...the lighting just right, a certain look in the horses eye, the mane and tail blowing in a beautiful shape. Something we'd all like to see and it could happen but we rarely if ever get the opportunity to witness it. I like to push this but not to the point of crossing over into fantasy, I want to keep it believable as if you could have really been there.
Since I enjoy painting fine detail, I paint mainly with acrylics on smooth board. I also use colored pencil and graphite pencil as well as some watercolor, airbrush, gouache, and ink mixed in at times.
Dee Dee Murry was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her main interests in art subjects are horses, dogs and wildlife. She has achieved many regional and national awards with her art, including being the Washington State Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, and reaching the top 40 in the highly competitive Federal Duck Stamp competition several times. Her love for animals shows through in her art where she strives to capture the personality and essence of the individual animal, as well as close attention to correct anatomy and detail.