Artist’s statement:
I am Tammy Murdock. Creating has always come naturally to me. I draw inspiration from my surroundings, always quietly observing. Other than making art I love to read, listen to music, cook, and ride my electric bike. I try not to have fixed images in my head as I start a piece. I love letting my work come to life, going through many stages until the final piece feels right. Because of that, my work often has many layers, including some that might not be visible.

Artist bio:

Tammy Murdock is a Vancouver Island artist who has always enjoyed a wide variety of mediums and styles. She primarily does art journaling, sketchbook illustrations, and watercolour, and has recently been exploring urban sketching. Tammy’s main motivations in creating are self-expression and inspiring others. Tammy’s work has been published in several art journaling books and magazines. She dabbled in art college back in the day but found it a little too rigid for her tastes. When she teaches, she encourages her students to tap into their own creativity, seeing her role more as a facilitator than telling people exactly what to do. Now that online art education is widely available, she is spending as much time as she can as a student again, seeking out inspiring teachers, soaking up a variety of styles and techniques in a never-ending learning journey.