Murray Ince

Totland Bay, Essex

My name is Murray William Cole Ince I am 59years old and live in Totland Bay here on the beautiful Isle of Wight with Cynthia my wife of 39 years. I was a furniture maker/designer by trade so I had always drawn. Twenty three years ago I put down my tools and picked up a paint brush and have been painting virtually non-stop ever since. I had taught many apprentices in the furniture industry and had taken some coaching courses for youth football and so was used to teaching, after fine tuning my own painting techniques I took a teaching qualification, did an A level in Art and Design to see art from a student point of view and have been teaching ever since. I have taught for the local Isle of Wight College in the Adult Education department. I have run various painting experiences at Warner Leisure's Norton Grange in Yarmouth. I teach very small groups (3) and on a one to one basis in my home studio by appointment and, finally, I demonstrate various mediums and subjects for art groups. When I'm not teaching I paint designs for the Greetings Card/printing industry for which I am represented by my agents Advocate-Art. When I'm not doing this I paint commissions and for exhibitions. I am a 'Leader for HF Holidays and lead painting holidays. I am a featured artist with Winsor and Newton and a product ambassador. I am now into my fifth year running painting holidays at the wonderful Le Manoir de Gurson near Bergerac in France, and when I'm not working away I tutor The 5 Bells Art Group in Brook on a Tuesday afternoon, all of which keeps me pretty busy. 

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Acrylics, Coloured pencils, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour


Animal or Wildlife, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene


Highly Commended in the SAA's 'Artist Of The Year' 2012 competition (professional section) for my pastel painting 'Yarmouth From Norton Point'Highly Commended in the Patchings/The Artist magazine's annual competition (professional section)for my 'Gr