Kookie Murray

"My name is Kookie Murray and I am a Leith-based artist working in acrylic pouring on canvas. I spent a lot of time trying to come up with an interesting origin story for myself and my art, but to be completely honest, the true inspiration behind these pieces is mostly routed in boredom.

Early in the lockdown I, like most people I'm sure, found myself feeling bored, unhappy and without any real direction. These paintings became a way to brighten my day, both literally and metaphorically.

I find a great deal of satisfaction in the lack of control I have over the outcome, and how they end up beautiful in their chaos regardless. I hope that by sharing them other people might experience some of the same unexpected joy that I found in making them."