MURRAY, Joan

1950 - ?

Born at Pontefract, Yorkshire in 1950, daughter of Joseph Murray and his wife Laura née Basford, who married at Pontefract in 1945. As a young girl Joan moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk where she studied at Lowestoft School of Art and gained her certificate in Art Education with advanced credits in sculpture at Bedford College 1969-1972 and took an advanced honours degree in Ceramic Design at Lowestoft College 1982-1985. In 1986, she established her studio at her home Lowood Cottage, Broad View Road, Oulton Broad, Suffolk
and divides her time between her own work and lecturing at Lowestoft College. Joan works in mixed media on paper which form the major part of her artistic practice with a vocabulary of a mixture of drawing systems and philosophies and more recently textiles. Her wall hangings are directly related to the Suffolk coast, and the designs are based on views from her beach hut. She has exhibited at many exhibitions, mainly in East Anglia, including Snape Maltings 1998, Gallery at the Gildenburgh, Peterborough 2001, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh 2003 and 'One Off Two' The Cut, Halesworth.