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                  Richard Murray experimented with different painting styles and subject matter for twenty years before reaching the animal portraits he focuses on today. He attended the University of Utah during the Vietnam War, but his figural works and landscapes were dismissed as obsolete at the school. After joining the National Guard, he left the University to work in his studio. He struggled for many years working as an artist and then decided he wanted to paint animals in a new and unique way.

                  Murray has dedicated the last fifteen years to painting portrait-like images of wild and domestic animals, including cougars, longhorns, roosters, fawns, and others. The size of each work is determined by the size of the actual animal; many works span five to six feet. The artist paints the frame the same neutral color as the background, so nothing detracts from the projecting animal form. Using oil on panel, Murray employs vivid light and shadow in his portraits. He visits petting zoos and wildlife sanctuaries for research, and works from photographs taken at these locations during the low light at the end of the day.

                  “There’s an integrity about animals. . . A psychiatrist told me once that animals are safe, whereas people aren’t. I said ‘yes, but there’s also an attraction there. They’re not just a refuge from negativity; they’re positive. All their different anatomies and personalities, their movements and interactions, their characters. . . I find them eternally interesting.”

                  (Source: Indyke, Dottie. “Enamored with Animals: Richard Murray Puts a New Spin on Wildlife Art with his Minimalist, Contemporary Style,” Southwest Art (June 2002)

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                          During this time of crisis, when our lives are upended daily as new information is available, John Marzolf and the staff at the Broadmoor Galleries want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership and loyalty.  We are reminded of our strength in the community during this moment and we are truly grateful for our extended family.  We have been contacted by many of our artists, who are also concerned about our current events and they’ve decided to lower their prices during these uncertain times.  We know that as the world seems to stand, still life continues to happen - birthdays, anniversaries, Easter and Mother’s Day all will still occur and these lower prices will ease the strain at this time.  Inquire about specific pieces and Krista or Jamie will let you know the temporality lowered prices.

                          Currently, our physical locations will not be open to the public.  We hope to reopen with the Broadmoor Resort and Properties on May 22nd for Memorial Day Weekend.  Until then we plan to be fully functional through our website, social media, email, phone calls, and texts.  Explore our website’s new chat feature for immediate contact with an associate.  If you have any questions about our pieces or artists please reach out.  Our associates are able to respond to any of your inquiries and will do so promptly.

                          Gallery Directors
                          Krista Steed

                          Jamie Oberloh

                          John Marzolf
                          Broadmoor Galleries

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                          We’ll get through this together. Sincerely,

                          John Marzolf and the Broadmoor Galleries Staff