About The Artist
My name is Nicholas DuPree Murray owner and artist of DuPree Art Studio. I want to tell you all a little about myself, and how I have emerged as the artist I am today. The arts have always been something I have enjoyed to do, whether it is the fine arts or the performing arts. I remember at a young age drawing stick figures and being so focused in the act of creation. Overtime this love for art emerged into my dream of becoming an animator and working in the art field, which led to my educational endeavors at Arizona State University in the Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts in 2001.
Overtime my skills developed in areas such as drawing, painting, and sculpting. My main focus at the university was to learn and develop a solid understanding of animation, both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional while establishing my personal style in the fine arts area. The act of creating a visually appealing composition, and seeing the final results is priceless to me. The word animation in itself refers to bringing something to life, and is why I enjoy creating art to this day.
I was also introduced to many historic figures in my courses at ASU, which impacted my art as well. A Harlem Renaissance artist by the name of Aaron Douglas is one of these individuals who have been very influential. Douglas’ artwork, amongst many others, sparked an emergence of many young African American artists at that time, and helped with the appreciation and development of African heritage and African American folk culture in art during that era. I too as an artist want to express the beauty and essence of the art creative process, for I feel beauty is within diversification and in all of our differences.
After 4 year of study, I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Digital Arts in 2005 and in 2012 I earned my MBA, which has been some of the biggest accomplishments of my life. I continue to this day to work and develop my artistic style. At times I am eager to see what will come next, and with the support of my family, friends, and loved ones I will continue on this wonderful journey in artistic development. Come and join me on my journey!