Roberta Murray is an Alberta based visual storyteller. Since she was able to hold a pencil, she has occupied her time with drawing and painting. Photography entered the mix as a child as well. She went on to study photography and the fibre arts, but the storyteller in her lead her back to pencil and paintbrush. 

Roberta’s work reflects her passions, dreams and desires regardless of the medium she works in. Birds, wildlife, flora, and the human experience – though not necessarily in terms of reality, are all explored in her work. 

Life is far too serious, so for Roberta, art acts as an escape, giving her the freedom of discovery, play, learning, and make believe. The resulting works take the viewer along on this journey where they can enter a world filled with whimsy, kindness, and innocence. In 2009 Roberta was juried in as a full member of the Alberta Society of Artists. In 2014 she was juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her work hangs in private and public collections around the world, and has graced the cover of several books.

Roberta is now accepting a limited number of freelance commissions. She has a particular interest in the publishing industry and is available for book cover designs, either for commissioned graphics or the entire cover design. She has a wide range of styles and mediums available to her to match the tone and scope of your project and bring it to life.

  • Me: The Early Years
    I am always quite surprised when people want to know my story. To me, I am the most unremarkable boring person alive. I do have a past and many stories, so I will indulge in telling them. This is a follow up to a very condensed version posted to Instagram. At age 2 my mom …
  • Expressing My Love Of Nature
    The sea, sky, and all living creatures are transient. It is only the land that endures. It is the land that sustains us.  I am creating nature based images to provide an escape from the everyday and foster a connection with the importance of the land to mans well-being. Rather than provide a mirror to …
  • About Roberta Murray
    Since childhood art has been my window into freedom – a private retreat which I could escape into. Painting, drawing, and photography were a means for me to create my own world; a world that could be whatever I wanted it to be, real or not. My other passion since childhood is nature. I lived for …
  • Book Cover Photographer
    I have, even during the gallery days, been most interested in how people interpret the image and the stories they form around it.