I have photographed gardens around the world for several decades, and 25 years in Monet's gardens. I was invited to show photograph murals with Claude Monet paintings, in a traveling show to nine museums. My photographs are collected by museums, corporations, hospitals, and private collectors. I make fine art prints as well as publishing and teaching photography workshops. View my photography. Freelance work accepted.
Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration, and Insights from the Painter's Gardens
This is the all new 20th anniversary edition- prize winning and personal. In this best-selling book I discusses Claude Monet's gardens, color theories and life as an artist and gardener. Richly illustrated with my lush photographs of the gardens in all seasons, Monet's Passion offers full-color Monet inspired garden plans that can be executed anywhere. I give keynote Monet lectures. View the Monet Flick.
"Painterly Photography" has become a movement after I published a book on it, a hybrid of photography and painting, employing a vintage Polaroid camera, enlarging the image onto watercolor paper, and then painting on the image with oils, pastels, and colored pencils. Each print is hand-colored and unique (numbered 1/1). My work has shown at Photography West Gallery in Carmel, California. I teach this as an inspirational workshop. View my Painterly Photography.
Whether painting on the cliffs of Big Sur, or in the garden, I bring my spirit and love of light, color, and form into each unique piece. I paint in oils on canvas and heavy, handmade, prepared paper, often mixing the paint with wax for transparency and luminosity. View my paintings.
The Gardens at Giverny: Monet's Passion Deluxe Address Book
Elizabeth Murray's enchanting photographs of Monet's inspiring gardens. Hardbound with a hidden spiral binding, forty full-color reproductions, room for 480 names, with all contact information. A lovely gift. Order from Pomegranate.com. View the Monet Flick.
Monet's Gardens at Giverny Book of Postcards
Elizabeth Murray has chosen thirty of her most appealing photographs of the Giverny gardens for this vibrant book of postcards. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Order from Pomegranate.com. View the Monet Flick.
Creating Sacred Space: Gardening for the Soul
Our personal environments can provide spiritual well being and nurture for the soul. In Cultivating Sacred Space: Gardening for the Soul, I encourage transformation of our private gardens into sacred personal sanctuary for play, meditation and intimacy with nature. Now out of print, a few rare copies available, hardback, 160 pages, full color. Order from Elizabeth Murray. View my Philosophy Flick.
Nantu and Auju: How the Moon and the Potoo Bird Came to Be
A myth from the Achuar people of the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. The Achuar are an intact dream culture who follow their dreams and teach their children through telling myths. This inspiring tri-lingual book is richly illustrated with watercolors by traditional Achuar youth, and is the first book printed in the Achuar language, along with Spanish and English. I have visited the Achuar five times, and taught the youth to paint, creating the illustrations for this book. Available from Elizabeth Murray. $15, free to schools and libraries. Order now. To find out more about the Achuar, visit Pachamama.org.